Bird & Bird advises Merck KGaA on the Acquisition of Solvent Innovation GmbH

29 January 2008

International law firm Bird & Bird has advised Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, on the acquisition of Solvent Innovation GmbH based in Cologne, Germany. The acquisition, which was for an undisclosed amount, completed in December 2007.

Solvent Innovation GmbH is a company in the field of developing and producing of ionic liquids for high-performance lubricants and antistatic preparations for plastics.

The Bird & Bird team in Frankfurt was led by Erich Michel (Partner, M&A/Corporate) and Stefan Kleinbreuer (Senior European Consultant, M&A/Corporate) and included Lutz Hoheisel (Senior European Consultant, Labour Law and Pensions), Oliver Lorenz (Senior Associate, M&A/Corporate) and Kai Kerger (Associate, M&A/Corporate).

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