McDermott advises Belden on acquisition of NetModule Group
Frankfurt a.M. — McDermott Will & Emery has appointed Belden Inc. on the complete acquisition of the NetModule Group. As a result of the strategic merger, NetModule will become part of Belden’s Industrial Network Solutions (INS) business unit. Remo Viscardi, CEO of NetModule AG, forms the new dual leadership together with Dr. Thomas Niessen, VP Business Development INS.
Network infrastructure provider Belden Inc. headquartered in St. Louis, USA, was founded in 1902 and operates manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
NetModule AG, headquartered in Bern, is a leading manufacturer of communication products for M2M and IoT. Founded in 1998, the company now has offices in Basel and Winterthur and subsidiaries in Frankfurt and Hong Kong.
Against the background of its proven expertise in the tech sector, the McDermott team led by partner Norman Wasse had already advised Belden on the acquisition of network security software provider macmon secure GmbH.
Advice to Belden Inc.: McDermott Will & Emery, Frankfurt
Norman Wasse, LL.M. (Lead), Dr. Marion von Grönheim, Lisa Schickling (both Associates; all Corporate/M&A), Dr. Kian Tauser, Dr. Gero Burwitz (Munich), Marcus Fischer (Counsel), Dr. Isabella Denninger (Associate, Munich; all Tax), Dr. Deniz Tschammler (Commercial/Regulatory, Munich), Dr. Oliver Hahnelt, LL.M., Dr. Nikolas Koutsós (Counsel), Markus Cejka, LL.M. (Associate; all Finance), Dr. Maximilian Clostermeyer, Tina Zeller, Elena Platte, LL.M. (both Associates; all Real Estate), Dr. Gudrun Germakowski, Lukas Deutzmann (Associate; both Labor Law, both Düsseldorf), Dr. Christian L. Masch, Isabella Kätzlmeier (Associate; both IT/IP, both Munich), Christian Krohs (Antitrust, Düsseldorf/Cologne), Thomas P. Conaghan, Christine Corkran Kretkowski (both Corporate/M&A, both Washington, DC), Timothy S. Shuman (Tax, Washington, DC)
Loyens & Loeff, Zurich: Andreas Hinsen (Corporate/M&A), Fabian Sutter (Tax), Gilles Pitschen (Corporate/M&A)