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Dairy group Theo Müller wins conditional approval to acquire Friesland Campina’s German consumer business
In February 2023, the German Bundeskartellamt cleared the acquisition by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller (“Müller”) of certain brands and production facilities of Royal Friesland Campina. Both parties are dairy producers with a significant brand presence in Germany. Compass Lexecon advised Müller...
Compass Lexecon was retained by counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen, and Katz and K&L Gates to represent the parties in connection with II-VI’s acquisition of Coherent. The transaction combines two of the leading laser and optical components manufacturers in the...
Compass Lexecon advised Google during merger proceedings in multiple jurisdictions to acquire Fitbit
In December 2020, the European Commission (‘EC’) conditionally cleared the $2.1 billion merger between Google and Fitbit, following a Phase II investigation. Google and Fitbit showed limited horizontal overlap in their activities, as Fitbit is a small player in the...
- Digital Platforms
Compass Lexecon advised Loomis on its acquisition of Ziemann in the German market for cash handling services
In January 2019, the Swedish Loomis group announced the agreement to acquire the German cash handling company, Ziemann Sicherheit Holding GmbH (Ziemann). The €160 million transaction would combine the number two and three in cash handling services present in the...
- Financial Institutions & Products
In August 2019, the European Commission approved the transaction by which REWE acquired the sole control of Lekkerland. Both parties are active in the distribution of daily consumer goods. In all other countries in the EEA except Germany and Austria,...
In June 2015, the European Commission ("EC") fined manufacturers of car parking heaters for infringing Article 101 TFEU by means of a price-fixing agreement. Compass Lexecon provided economic assistance in the context of potential damages claims from automobile manufacturers. We...
- Antitrust & Competition: Damages