The Carlyle Group to acquire the Acrotec Group: the advisors

The Carlyle Group announced that it has agreed to acquire the Acrotec Group, in partnership with its management team, from Castik Capital. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in Q1 2021. Leveraging Carlyle’s global Healthcare expertise and network, the partnership will seek to broaden Acrotec’s MedTech business with expansion into new services and geographies in Europe and in the United States.

The advisors

Lenz & Staehelin acts as Swiss legal advisor to The Carlyle Group in this transaction. The team is led by Andreas Rötheli (Corporate and M&A – pictured) and involves Federico Trabaldo Togna and Alix Lauener (Corporate and M&A), Floran Ponce and Maximilien De Ridder (Tax), David Ledermann and Clément Bouvier (Financing), Benoît Merkt and Benjamin Moret (Competition), Ariel Ben Hattar (Capital Markets), Sevan Antreasyan (Intellectual Property), Nathalie Adank and Telma Honegger (Real Estate), as well as Sophie Moine and Patricia Pinto (Employment).

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer acts as lead counsel to The Carlyle Group in this transaction, together with Linklaters, Latham & Watkins and Luther Law Firm.

As previously reported by Legalcommunity.chBär & Karrer acts as legal advisor to Castik Capital in this transaction. The team includes Christoph NeeracherPhilippe SeilerLukas BründlerElisabeth RinderknechtLi Wei Dutler and Patrick Zumsteg (all M&A), Raoul Stocker (Tax), Ralph MalacridaLukas Roesler and Tim Salz (all Finance), Fanny Sutter (Employment), Rocco Rigozzi (Real Estate), Mani Reinert (Competition) as well as Tobias Rebmann (IP and Competition).