Paul Hastings Advises Bregal Unternehmerkapital on Acquisition of Minority Stake in Hettich Group

July 09, 2024

Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP advised leading European private equity investor, Bregal Unternehmerkapital ("Bregal"), on the acquisition of a minority stake in Hettich Group ("Hettich"), a German family-owned life science equipment manufacturer and world market leader in robotic centrifuges. Hettich and Bregal will work together on the next steps of Hettich's international growth. Bregal will use its global network to support Hettich's further organic and inorganic expansion, particularly in Asia and the USA.

Bregal is the largest midcap investor headquartered in the DACH region, with a total of EUR 7 billion in capital raised since its establishment. The funds advised by Bregal invest in medium-sized companies based in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Austria.

The acquisition is subject to customary regulatory approvals.

The Paul Hastings team was led by private equity/M&A partner Dr. Christopher Wolff and included acquisition finance partner Dr. Melchior Raiser, corporate/M&A counsel Jörg Ruff, and private equity/M&A associates Julian Schmitz, Mahmood Kawany and Carl Kostelezky. Tax advice was provided by counsel Uwe Halbig.

More details on the transaction can be found here.

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