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Freshfields advises The Carlyle Group on the acquisition of Acrotec Group

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) has advised the global investment firm The Carlyle Group (‘Carlyle’) on the acquisition of Acrotec Group (‘Acrotec’), in partnership with its management team, from Castik Capital.

Acrotec is a leading independent supplier of high precision industrial applications to watchmaking and MedTech, Automotive, Electronics and Aerospace industries, employing approximately 1,200 people across 18 locations and exporting to over 40 countries. The acquisition will support Acrotec in accelerating its growth plan, leveraging Carlyle’s global healthcare expertise and network in order to broaden Acrotec’s MedTech business with expansion into new services and geographies in Europe and the United States.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021.

The Freshfields team advising Carlyle was comprised of Florent Mazeron, partner, Sami Jebbour, counsel, Radu Valeanu, and Anne-Priscille Coulot, associates, for corporate aspects; Fabrice Grillo, partner, for finance aspects; Gwen Senlanne, partner, Marie-Camille Chenique, senior associate and Lucie Plan, associate, for employment law aspects.