Shearman And Sterling

News March 02, 2020

LBO France on its Contemplated Acquisition of Dutscher group

Shearman & Sterling advised LBO France in connection with its exclusive negotiation agreement with Five Arrows Principal Investments and Mr. Maxime Dutscher for the acquisition of a majority stake in Dutscher group, the leading independent distributor of R&D laboratory consumables and equipments in Europe. The transaction would take place alongside the management team led by Dominique Wencker.

Founded in 1982 and based in Brumath (near Strasbourg, France), Dutscher group generates revenues of around €240 million and employs more than 700 people across nine European countries.

The acquisition would be completed in the second quarter of the year following the consultation with employee representative bodies and after receiving the necessary approvals from relevant competition authorities.

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