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McDermott advises Bantleon Group on the sale of its shares in LPKF

5. June 2020

Frank­furt a.M. — The Bant­leon Group was advi­sed by McDer­mott on the sale of its shares in SDAX-listed LPKF Laser & Elec­tro­nics AG (LPKF). As part of a capi­tal market tran­sac­tion, insti­tu­tio­nal inves­tors acqui­red around 18.2% of LPKF’s share capi­tal, previously held by Bant­leon subsi­diary German Tech­no­logy AG, as well as the 10.4% stake held by Jörg Bant­leon, owner of the Bant­leon Group.

“The broad place­ment to insti­tu­tio­nal inves­tors has the advan­tage for LPKF of signi­fi­cantly grea­ter inter­na­tio­nal visi­bi­lity at inves­tor level following its promo­tion to the SDAX,” explains Jörg Schu­bert, CEO of the invest­ment company German Tech­no­logy AG, which is part of the Bant­leon Bank Group.

The Bant­leon Group had held a stake in LPKF since June 2016 and, with Dr. Markus Peters, had been repre­sen­ted on the Super­vi­sory Board since 2017. Hauck & Aufhäu­ser acted as sole global coor­di­na­tor and sole bookrun­ner for the place­ment of LPKF shares.

As an alter­na­tive to placing LPKF shares on the capi­tal market, the Bant­leon Group had prepa­red the sale of the entire 28.6% stake to stra­te­gic inves­tors or finan­cial inves­tors. The McDer­mott team also provi­ded compre­hen­sive advice to the Bant­leon Group in connec­tion with this struc­tu­red M&A process.

LPKF Laser & Elec­tro­nics AG is a provi­der of laser-based solu­ti­ons for the tech­no­logy indus­try with a current market capi­ta­liz­a­tion of around € 530 million. The Bant­leon Group is an asset mana­ger with a focus on insti­tu­tio­nal invest­ments and loca­ti­ons in Germany and Switz­er­land. The company mana­ges 5.1 billion euros with 45 employees.

Advi­sor Bant­leon Group: McDer­mott Will & Emery (Frank­furt)
Simon Weiß, Photo (Lead, Capi­tal Markets), Dr. Maxi­mi­lian Clos­ter­meyer (Corporate/M&A), Joseph M. Marx (US Capi­tal Markets), Daniel von Brevern (Anti­trust, Düssel­dorf); Asso­cia­tes: Isabelle Müller and Tina Zeller (both Corporate/M&A).

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