ARQIS advises Komori Corporation on the acquisition of MBO Group
Düsseldorf/Munich, Germany, February 10, 2020 - ARQIS advised Komori Corporation (Komori) on the acquisition of MBO Group (MBO), a Germany-based global company specializing in the manufacture and sale of post-press equipment. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval.
The acquisition of MBO will enable Komori to market the entire process chain from printing to finishing as well as IoT-based cloud solutions such as KP-Connect worldwide in the future. The acquisition is also expected to facilitate entry into post-press solutions for commercial printing — a new business area for the Komori Group.
The MBO Group, based in Germany, was founded in 1965. It specializes in the development, production and sale of machines and automation solutions for digital and offset postpress and, with the Herzog+Heymann brand, for mailing, pharmaceutical and special applications. Production takes place at the sites in Oppenweiler, Bielefeld (Herzog+Heymann) and Perafita near Porto in Portugal. In addition to its own sales companies in the USA, France and China, MBO maintains a worldwide network of sales and service partners. — Menold Bezler advised the Binder family of entrepreneurs as shareholders of the MBO Group on the sale of all shares to the Japanese Komori Group
Komori Corporation, founded in 1923 and based in Japan, is a listed manufacturer of printing presses. The company manufactures web offset presses, security presses, sheet-fed offset presses, packaging presses, and print-related equipment.
ARQIS’ consulting services included legal due diligence support in a total of five jurisdictions, structural consulting, and contract drafting and negotiation. In this regard, ARQIS led an international and multidisciplinary team consisting of Cuatrecasas (Portugal), Baker & Hostetler (USA), Gide (France) and FuJae (China), as well as RCAA (Antitrust) and Held Jaguttis (Public Law and Environmental Law/Regulation).
Advisor Komori: ARQIS Rechtsanwälte (Düsseldorf/Munich)
Dr. Shigeo Yamaguchi (photo), Dr. Meiko Dillmann (both Lead; Corporate/M&A), Dr. Andrea Panzer-Heemeier (Labor Law), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (Real Estate Law), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP & Commercial); Counsel: Dr. Deniz Günal (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Hendrik von Mellenthin (Labor Law), Dr. Philipp Maier (IP & Commercial); Associates: Thi Kieu Chinh Nguyen, Martin Weingärtner (both Labor Law), Jennifer Huschauer (Real Estate Law), Jennifer Sauder (Commercial), Fabian Schmidt (IP & Commercial); Legal Specialist: Miho Kuramochi (Corporate/M&A).
Advisor to the Binder family of entrepreneurs as shareholders of the MBO group: Menold Bezler
Menold Bezler (Stuttgart): Rudolf Bezler (Partner), Vladimir Cutura (Partner, Lead, both Corporate/M&A), Dr. Jochen Bernhard (Partner, Antitrust), Nicole Brandt, Kerstin Lauber (both Corporate/M&A), Dr. Till Mahler (Partner, Commercial)
Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung (Stuttgart): Volker Wintergerst, Jonathan Plappert, Christian Kunz (M&A consultants)
ARQIS is an independent business law firm operating in Germany and Japan. The firm was founded in 2006 at its current offices in Düsseldorf, Munich and Tokyo. Around 50 professionals advise domestic and foreign companies at the highest level on the core issues of German and Japanese business law. The focus is on M&A, corporate law, private equity, venture capital, employment law, private clients, intellectual property, litigation as well as real estate law and tax law. www.arqis.com.