Sichert Group acquired by US network infrastructure provider Belden

Photo: Norman Wasse LL.M. (Photo © MDW), Attor­ney at Law and Part­ner at McDer­mott Will & Emery, Frankfurt
6. May 2023

Frank­furt a.M. — McDer­mott Will & Emery has acqui­red U.S.-based Belden Inc. on the acqui­si­tion of the Sichert Group, head­quar­te­red in Berlin. The Sichert Group specia­li­zes in the deve­lo­p­ment and produc­tion of control cabi­nets for network opera­tors in the tele­com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons and trans­port indus­tries. In addi­tion to Bert­hold Sichert GmbH & Co. Metall­werk KG and Bert­hold Sichert GmbH, the Group also includes the Polish subsi­diary Bert­hold Sichert Sp.zo.o.

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. In the USA, the company is one of the largest manu­fac­tu­r­ers of high-speed elec­tro­nic cables.

The McDer­mott team led by part­ner Norman Wasse has alre­ady advi­sed Belden on seve­ral occa­si­ons on invest­ments in the tech sector, such as the acqui­si­tion of the NetMo­dule Group and the take­over of macmon secure GmbH.

Advi­sors to Belden Inc.: McDer­mott Will & Emery, Frankfurt

Norman Wasse (Photo © MDW), LL.M. (Corporate/M&A, Lead), Dr. Deniz Tschamm­ler (Commercial/Regulatory, Frankfurt/Munich), Dr. Gudrun Germa­kow­ski (Düssel­dorf), Dr. Chris­tian Rolf (both Labor Law), Dr. Johan­nes Honzen (Real Estate), Carina Kant (Coun­sel, Düsseldorf/Cologne), Dr. Laura Stamm­witz (Coun­sel), Timo­thy Carson (Coun­sel, Washing­ton, DC; all Anti­trust), Dr. Chris­tian Masch (IP/IT, Munich), Marcus Fischer (Coun­sel, Tax); Asso­cia­tes: Dr. Marion von Grön­heim (Corporate/M&A), Simon Apelojg (IP, Munich), Dr. Anja Bert­rand, Max Kütt­ner (both Anti­trust, Düssel­dorf), Lukas Deutz­mann (Cologne/Düsseldorf), Ilva Woeste (Munich; both Labor Law), Dr. Lea Hach­meis­ter, Alex­an­­dra-Sophie Heberle (both Healthcare/Regulatory), Hannah Henseling, Tina Knecht (both Real Estate), Dr. Tim Weill (Public Law, Düsseldorf)

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