Ardian sells majority stake in SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions to Adagia Partners
Munich — The founder and CEO of SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH, Mr. Rolf Schwind, was advised by the Munich and Frankfurt offices of the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in connection with the sale of the majority stake in SCHWIND-eye-tech-solutions GmbH previously held by the financial investor Ardian. Ardian sells its stake to the private equity investment company Adagia Partners, which thus becomes the new majority shareholder.
The management team around Mr. Rolf Schwind (CEO), Mr. Domenic von Planta (COO) and Mr. Dirk Rosenlöcher (CFO) will continue to lead the business of the SCHWIND Group. Weil had already advised Mr. Rolf Schwind on the entry of Ardian in 2016.
SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH, located in Kleinostheim, Germany, is one of the leading specialists for refractive and therapeutic corneal surgery and eye laser systems. The Group develops, manufactures and markets a comprehensive portfolio of products for the treatment of ametropia and corneal diseases.
The Weil transaction team was led by Munich Corporate Partner Dr. Barbara Jagersberger (photo ) and supported by Counsel Benjamin Rapp (Tax, Frankfurt) and Associates Madleen Düdder, Maximilian Schmitt, Steffen Giolda (all Corporate, Munich), Lukas Reischmann (Tax, Frankfurt) and Mareike Pfeiffer (Labor Law, Frankfurt).
Weil, Gotshal & Manges is an international law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers, including approximately 300 partners. Weil is headquartered in New York and has offices in Boston, Dallas, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Miami, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Princeton, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Warsaw and Washington, D.C.