13 January 2021
US headquartered Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI) has reached a definitive agreement to sell its ABEL Pumps business to IDEX Corporation for a purchase price of US $ 103.5 million in cash, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. A team from the international law firm Taylor Wessing, led by Hamburg partners Robert Wethmar and Amir-Said Ghassabeh, advised Hillenbrand on the sale. The transaction is expected to be completed in Hillenbrand's second fiscal quarter, subject to customary closing conditions.
Taylor Wessing had already advised the seller on the sale of the ABEL Business to Hillenbrand, Inc. in 2015.
Hillenbrand is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. The ABEL Pumps business, headquartered in Buechen, Germany, consists of companies in Germany, the USA and Spain and is a global market leader in the field of industrial pump production. The group of companies specializes in the development, design, manufacture and sale of diaphragm and piston pumps as well as pump solutions and the corresponding service and maintenance. ABEL components are used in power generation, wastewater treatment, mining, oil, gas and shipping industries.
IDEX Corporation is also listed on the NYSE and operates with over 40 companies worldwide. Their portfolio includes technical solutions in niche markets in various industries. The ABEL Business will be integrated into IDEX's Fluid and Metering Technologies segment. A team from the international law firm Sidley Austin, led by Munich partner Dr. Marcus Klie, advised IDEX Corporation in connection with the transaction.
Legal advisors Hillenbrand, Inc.:
Taylor Wessing Germany: Lead Robert Wethmar (Partner) and Dr. Amir-Said Ghassabeh (Salary Partner), both M&A / Corporate, Hamburg, Dr. Philip Cavaillès (Partner), Dr. Daniel Schrembs (Salary Partner), Till Schwichtenberg (Associate), all Corporate / M&A, Munich, Frauke Uhlenbroock (Senior Associate), Dr. Daniel Jarzembowski (Associate), Vinia Tepel (Associate), Julia Wellhöfer (Associate), all M&A / Corporate, Hamburg, Alexander Roth (Partner), M&A / Corporate, Menlo Park, USA, Dr. Thorsten Troge (Partner), Dr. Dirk Wieddekind (Partner), Jelena Patzke (Associate), all Trademarks, Advertising & Design, Hamburg, Dr. Michael Brüggemann (Partner), Düsseldorf, Dr. Marco Hartmann-Rüppel (Partner), Hamburg, Dr. Melanie Moser (Associate), Düsseldorf, Johannes Schaadt-Wambach (Associate), Düsseldorf, all Competition, EU & Trade, Dr. Gunbritt Kammerer-Galahn (Partner), Insurance, Düsseldorf, Dr. Bert Kimpel (Partner), Düsseldorf, Elnaz Mehrkhah (Senior Associate), Frankfurt, Johanna Thünnesen (Associate), Düsseldorf), all Tax, Dr. Tobias Schelinski (Partner), IP / IT, Hamburg, Jens Wieser (Partner), Banking & Finance, Hamburg, Dr. David Klein (Salary Partner), Technology Media & Telecoms, Hamburg, Dr. Martin Knaup (Salary Partner), Disputes & Investigations, Hamburg, Jonas Warnken (Salary Partner), Employment, Pensions & Mobility, Hamburg, Lars Borchardt (Senior Associate), Environmental / Planning, Hamburg.
Keating Muething & Klekamp: Ross J. Bextermueller (Partner), D. Brock Denton (Partner), both M&A, Jonathan M. Hiltz (Partner), US foreign trade law, all Cincinnati, USA.
Guarrigues: Jaime Bragado Yturriaga (Partner), Foreign Trade Law, Madrid, Spain.
Legal advice to IDEX Corporation:
Sidley Austin München: Lead Dr. Marcus Klie (Partner), Armin Mustafic (Senior Associate), Stefan Bührle (Senior Associate), Matthias Annweiler (Senior Associate), Julius Koblitzek (Associate), Amadeus Moeser (Associate), all Private Equity/M&A, Munich, Jennifer Fitchen (Partnerin), Corporate/M&A, Palo Alto, Dr. Roderic Pagel (Partner), Jörg Fischer (Associate), both Tax, Munich, Rachel Kleinberg (Partnerin), US Tax, Palo Alto, Dr. Markus Feil (Partner), Folko Moroni (Senior Associate), Dominik Weickert (Associate), Christoph Jensen (Associate), all Global Finance, Munich, Patrick Harrison (Partner), Ben Falkenberg (Associate), both Antitrust, London, Sven de Knop (Partner), Alessandra Moroni (Associate), both Foreign Trade Law, Brussels, Vishnu Shankar (Senior Associate), Privacy and Cybersecurity, London, Daniel Ray (Counsel), Commercial, Palo Alto, USA, Feifei Bian (Associate), M&A, Century City.
Glade Michel Wirtz: Dr. Silke Möller (Partnerin), Julian Dompke (Associate), both Antitrust, Düsseldorf.
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Inhouse Recht for IDEX Corporation: Denise R. Cade (Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary)
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