White & Case advises Carlyle on acquisition of Meopta

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Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised The Carlyle Group on its acquisition of Meopta Optika (Meopta), a manufacturer of optical, opto-mechanical, and opto-electronic solutions headquartered in the Czech Republic.

"This is the latest in a number of deals on which we have advised Carlyle," said White & Case partner Ken Barry, who co-led the Firm's deal team. "The transaction is another example of the strength and depth of our M&A capabilities, supporting leading financial sponsors on their high-profile international transactions."

Meopta is the leading manufacturer of optical, opto-mechanical and optoelectronic products used in the industrial, military and consumer markets, with operations in Czech Republic and the US. Carlyle's investment will support Meopta's growth plans by increasing its focus on research and development, expanding its international presence and improving its operations.

The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was led by partners Ken Barry and Will Summers (both London) and included partners Will Smith, Lindsey Canning (both London) and Jonathan Weinberg (Prague), local partner Jan Jakoubek (Prague), counsel Jan Parik (Prague) and associates Michael Skouras, Lucy Carr, Hannah Stilin, Charlotte Deans, Anthony Isichei, Alec Buchanan, Claire Slunecko (all London), Lukas Pavlik, Monika Sedlackova, Katerina Hudeckova, Vinh Ngo The, Milan Horak, Tadeáš Matys and Magdalena Lajdova (all Prague).

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