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Freshfields advises One Equity Partners on its acquisition of Muehlhan’s European and US business

Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) advised One Equity Partners, a leading private-equity investment firm, on the acquisition of the core operating assets of Muehlhan AG (‘Muehlhan’), including Muehlhan’s European and growing US operations. Listed Muehlhan AG is headquartered in Hamburg and a global provider of surface protection solutions catering to the marine, infrastructure and offshore wind energy industries. The acquisition is expected to close by Q1 2023 and is subject to approval by the general meeting of Muehlhan AG, regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.

The Freshfields team was led by Partner Arend von Riegen, Principal Associate Stephan Reemts (both Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt) and Associate Tobias Dreßler (Corporate/M&A, Hamburg). They were supported by Partner Simon Schwarz, Associate Aleksandar Atanasov (both Corporate/M&A, Hamburg), Partner Thomas Wessely (Brussels), Associate Daniel Metz (Vienna, both Antitrust and Trade), Partner Theresa Ehlen (IP/IT, Düsseldorf), Associate Elisabeth Wulf (IP/IT, Hamburg), Principal Associate Flavia Lang (Employment, Hamburg), Partner Lori Goodman, Associate Lina Zhu (both Employment, New York), Partner Brechje Nollen, Associate Julia Van Heusden (both Employment, Amsterdam), Partner Christel Cacioppo, Associate Lucie Plan (both Employment, Paris), Counsel Sascha Arnold (Regulatory, Hamburg), Associate Tobias Klatt (Regulatory, Düsseldorf), Counsel Stephanie Brown Cripps, Associate Jennifer King (both Dispute Resolution, New York) and Associate Florian Klein (Data Protection, Düsseldorf).

Earlier this year Freshfields already advised One Equity Partners on their acquisitions of a majority stake in DESMI A/S, a global leader in the manufacture of pump solutions, as well as in Fortaco Group, a leading manufacturing partner to the mechanical engineering industry in Europe.