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EISENBERGER & HERZOG and BEITEN BURKHARDT Advise Megatech Industries AG on the Acquisition of All Business Interests in Boshoku Automotive Europe GmbH

Munich, 28 June 2016 – The international law firms EISENBERGER & HERZOG And BEITEN BURKHARDT have advised Megatech Industries AG on the acquisition of all business interests in Boshoku Automotive Europe GmbH. Seller was Toyota Boshoku Europe N.V. Within the framework of a purchase agreement, the owner-managed automotive supplier Megatech Industries AG furthermore purchased from Toyota Boshoku Europe N.V., inter alia, assets of the interior design business of Toyota Boshoku. In addition to the merger, Megatech Industries AG established a joint venture with Toyota Boshoku Corporation and Toyota Boshoku Europe N.V. The parties have agreed not to disclose the transaction volume.

Boshoku Automotive Europe GmbH operates three sites in Germany, one plant in Poland as well as one in the Czech Republic, with a total of 2,100 employees. Column and door claddings as well as trunk attachments are produced for leading OEMs at the sites in Waldbröl, Hodenhagen and Ebersdorf. The newly formed joint venture now focuses on the development of door and side claddings made from natural fibres.

The takeover of Boshoku Automotive Europe GmbH is in line with the long-term, strategic growth targets of Megatech Industries AG. The transaction will sustainable strengthen its market position as automotive supplier, especially because of the extension of its product range and the geographic proximity to its customers. The plants of Boshoku Automotive Europe GmbH shall benefit from the healthy order situation at Megatech Industries AG and shall take over long-term orders of the new owner. In future, Megatech Industries AG plans for the plants to be organised in lean structures to allow for profitable growth.

The team of EISENBERGER & HERZOG of Marcus Benes, Marco Steiner, Saša Stojanovi? and Laurenz Liedermann and the BEITEN BURKHARDT team led by Dr. Axel Goetz, Michael Ziegler and Dr. Markus Ley rendered comprehensive advice to Megatech Industries AG throughout the whole transaction process.

Megatech Industries AG is a leading international automotive supplier which has specialised in the development and manufacture of systems, modules and individual components for the interior and exterior equipment of passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The Company's product portfolio comprises six product groups: interior components, trunk parts, seating components, modules and consoles as well as technical parts. Megatech Industries AG employs more than 1,450 staff members at 14 sites on three continents.

Toyota Boshoku Corporation is a worldwide leading supplier of premium interior parts and filter systems. Toyota Boshoku Europe N.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Boshoku Corporation, employs more than 6,300 staff members at 14 sites in more than eight countries and is a premium manufacturer of automotive interior equipment for leading OEMs.

 

Representatives of Megatech Industries AG:

EISENBERGER & HERZOG: The Partners Marcus Benes, Marco Steiner and the Associates Saša Stojanovi? and Laurenz Liedermann.

BEITEN BURKHARDT: The Partners Dr. Axel Goetz (Corporate / M&A, in charge), Michael Ziegler (Banking & Finance, in charge), Dr. Hans-Peter Mechlem, Marco Ferme (both Labour Law), Philipp Cotta (Antitrust Law), Matthias Stecher, Dr. Axel von Walter (both IP / IT Law), Mario Weichel (Corporate / M&A), Olga von Borries (Commercial), Anja Fischer (Real Estate Law), Christina Kamppeter (Labour Law), (all Munich), Dr. Christoph Herrmann and André Suttorp (both Tax Law; Frankfurt am Main) as well as the Associates Dr. Markus Ley (Corporate / M&A, also in charge), Christoph Heinrich (Antitrust Law), Moritz Kopp (Corporate / M&A), Julia Schanz (Commercial) and Lennart Kähling (IP / IT; all Munich).

Dentons: Dorota Mierzejewska, Jan Prochazka, Jitka Horakova, Katarzyna Karczewska, Marcin Paliwoda, Pirouzan Parvine, Vojtech Novak.

KPMG: Alexander Aschl, Tobias Stoeger, Dominik Zacherl.

Advisors to Toyota Boshoku:

Deloitte & Touche: Siegfried Frick, Moritz Freiherr Schenck, David Stromiedel, Michael Caspers, Evgenia Kim, Fabian Schimmel, Christian Meier, Kotaro Watanabe, Tomokazu Ikezawa, Andreas Warner, Daniel Montanus, Falko Stolte, Stefan Goetze, Maximilian Petzold, Ilyas Assanov, Klaus Heeke, Dirk Haenisch, Andreas Karpenstein, Annina Backhaus, Horst Heinzl, Hans-Juergen Foerster, Michael Maier, Jens Weber, Johannes Pfaff, Lars Schwarze, Tobias Dieckmann, Inken Boenstedt, Andreas Bilitewski, Mark Heinemann.

Contact
EISENBERGER & HERZOG:
Dr. Marcus Benes
Phone: +43 (1) 606 3647-306
E-mail: m.benes@ehlaw.at

BEITEN BURKHARDT:
Dr. Axel Goetz
Phone: +49 89 360 65-1303
E-mail: Axel.Goetz@bblaw.com

Public Relations:
Frauke Reuther
Phone: +49 69 75 60 95 – 570
E-mail: Frauke.Reuther@bblaw.com


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Olga von Borries

Lawyer, LL.M. (Edinburgh)

Partner

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Philipp Cotta

Lawyer, LL.M.

Partner

Anja_Fischer_Experte_BEITEN_BURKHARDT

Anja Fischer

Lawyer, MBA

Partner

Dr. Axel_Goetz_Experte_BEITEN_BURKHARDT

Dr Axel Goetz

Lawyer, LL.M.

Partner

Christoph_Heinrich_Experte_BEITEN_BURKHARDT

Christoph Heinrich

Lawyer

 Christina_Kamppeter_Experte_BEITEN_BURKHARDT

Christina Kamppeter

Lawyer, LL.M., Licensed Specialist for Labour Law

Partner

Moritz_Kopp_Experte_BEITEN BURKHARDT

Moritz Kopp

Lawyer, LL.M.

Partner

Dr. Markus_Ley_Experte_BEITEN_BURKHARDT

Dr Markus Ley

Lawyer

Partner

Dr. Hans-Peter_Mechlem_Experte_BEITEN_BURKHARDT

Dr Hans-Peter Mechlem

Lawyer, Licensed Specialist for Labour Law

Partner

Matthias W._Stecher_Experte_BEITEN_BURKHARDT

Matthias W. Stecher

Lawyer, M.C.J., Certified Specialist for Intellectual Property Law, Certified Specialist for International Business Law

Partner

André_Suttorp_Experte_BEITEN_BURKHARDT

André Suttorp

Lawyer, Tax Advisor , Graduate Financial Economist

Partner

Dr. Axel_von Walter_Experte_BEITEN_BURKHARDT

Dr Axel von Walter

Lawyer, Licensed Specialist for Copyright and Media Law, Licensed Specialist for Information Technology Law

Partner

Dr. Mario_Weichel_Experte_BEITEN_BURKHARDT

Dr Mario Weichel

Lawyer

Partner

Michael_Ziegler_Experte_BEITEN_BURKHARDT

Michael Ziegler

Lawyer, LL.M.

Partner