Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Texas-based oil production specialist Forum Energy Technologies on the acquisition of Blohm + Voss Oil Tools from London-based private equity firm STAR Capital Partners Ltd.
Forum Energy Technologies is a listed company with 3,400 employees worldwide. It is a global provider of products and technologies which solve the challenges of the subsea, drilling and production sectors of the oil and gas industry.
With locations in Hamburg, Germany and Willis, Texas, Blohm + Voss Oil Tools manufactures a comprehensive range of pipe handling equipment used on offshore and onshore drilling rigs. STAR Capital Partners acquired the company early in 2012 from ThyssenKrupp together with the civil shipbuilding and engineering operations of Blohm + Voss.
The White & Case team was led by partner Dr. Stefan Koch and local partner Dr. Tim Arndt (both M&A, Frankfurt), and included partners Dr. Tobias von Tucher (IP, Munich), Frank-Karl Heuchemer (Labor Law, Frankfurt) and Josef Große Honebrink (Tax, Frankfurt), as well as local partner Dr. Matthias Kloth (IP, Hamburg). They were supported by the associates Ingrid Knollmeyer, Vanessa Vieser and Katharina Thumeyer (all M&A, Frankfurt), Dr. Martin Krüger (Real Estate, Hamburg) and Andreas Kössel (Labor Law, Munich).
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