Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Faurecia S.E. (Faurecia), one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, on the launch of a tender offer for HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA (HELLA) and the acquisition of 60 percent of HELLA's shares currently held by the family shareholder pool.
The combination of Faurecia and HELLA will form the seventh largest automotive technology supplier in the world. The transaction is expected to close early 2022.
Faurecia is one of the world's leading automotive technology companies with around 114,000 employees working at 266 sites in 35 countries.
HELLA is a family-owned and listed company developing and manufacturing lighting technology and electronic products for the automotive industry, employing around 36,000 people at over 125 sites in 35 countries.
The White & Case team which advised on the transaction was co-led by partners Hugues Mathez (Paris) and Roger Kiem (Frankfurt) and included local partner Sebastian Pitz (Frankfurt), partners Franck De Vita, Alexandre Jaurett (both Paris), Stefan Bressler (Hamburg, Frankfurt), Andreas Lischka, Bodo Bender, (both Frankfurt), Tilman Kuhn (Düsseldorf, Brussels), Jeremie Jourdan (Brussels, Paris), Farhad Jalinous and Karalyn Mildorf (both Washington, DC), local partners Sebastian Stütze (Frankfurt), Mathis Rust and Thilo Wienke (both Düsseldorf), counsel Julien Bensaid-Berset and Orion Berg (both Paris), and associates Agmal Bahrami, Patrick Schoelles, Sina Reck, Mathias Bogusch, Markus Fischer, Gürkan Akbaba, Heinrich Nemeczek (all Frankfurt), Nico Frehse, Kristin Brüggert (both Hamburg), Hugo Chevillot (Paris), Jan Jeram, Iakovos Sarmas (both Brussels) and Tim Sensenig (Washington, DC).
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