Dr. Albert Schröder, Fachanwalt für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht, Fachanwalt für SteuerrechtDr. Barbara Mayer, Fachanwältin für Handels- und Gesellschaftsrecht

FGvW advises Endress+Hauser with Analytik Jena AG squeeze-out

On February 23, 2016 the extraordinary general meeting of Analytik Jena AG passed a resolution to transfer the shares of the minority shareholders of Analytik Jena AG to the main shareholder, Endress+Hauser (Deutschland) AG & Co. KG, in return for payment of a reasonable cash settlement (in terms of company law, a so-called squeeze-out). The squeeze-out marked the successful conclusion of the takeover of Analytik Jena AG by the Endress+Hauser Group, which was introduced in 2013 by the acquisition of the control of Analytik Jena AG and a subsequent public mandatory offer.

The Freiburg office of Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner provided services for Endress+Hauser during the complete takeover process including the delisting of Analytik Jena AG from the Frankfurt stock exchange.

Endress+Hauser is a leading international supplier of measuring instruments, services and solutions for industrial process engineering. The group employs approx. 13,000 people around the world. In 2015 Endress+Hauser achieved a turnover of 2.1 billion euros. The Endress+Hauser Group has its headquarters in Reinach/BL, Switzerland. Further information is available at http://www.endress.com.

Analytik Jena AG is a supplier of instruments and products in the areas of analytical instrumentation, life science and optoelectronics. The company's product range includes modern analysis engineering, complete systems for bioanalytical applications in the area of life science and high-end optical consumer products. Further information is available at www.analytik-jena.de.

In the course of the squeeze-out subject to company law Endress+Hauser was advised by the Freiburg office of Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner, which also provided support at the extraordinary general meeting. The Freiburg team already supported Endress+Hauser with the acquisition of shares in Analytik Jena AG and with the subsequent mandatory takeover offer.

The main contact person for Endress+Hauser is the Freiburg FGvW partner Dr. Barbara Mayer. Involved in the squeeze-out were Dr. Albert Schröder (partner, responsible for co ordination of the squeeze-out), Dr. Barbara Mayer (partner, company law), Dr. Hendrik Thies (partner, capital market law), Stephanie von Riegen (associate partner, company law), Dr. Oliver Wasmeier (associate partner, company law), Dr. Jan Henning Martens (associate partner, capital market law).

Contact: Barbara Mayer, Albert Schröder

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