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Cross-border transaction in the electronics sector: Eversheds Sutherland advises Bourns on acquisition of Kaschke

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    An international Eversheds Sutherland team has advised the US-American manufacturer of electronic components Bourns, Inc. on the cross-border acquisition of all shares and interests of the various entities comprising the Kaschke Group. By combining its extensive application expertise with Kaschke's high competence in the development and production of application specific products, Bourns aims to develop innovative products for a wide range of industries. Approval of the antitrust authorities has already been given.

    Bourns is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments.

    Kaschke was founded in 1955 and today is a European market leader in the field of customized inductive components and ferrites which are developed in the company's headquarters in Küllstedt, Germany and produced in local manufacturing operations in Tunisia.

    Lead Partner Michael Prüßner said “We are delighted to have advised Bourns on this important acquisition with our cross-border team. This is an important strategic step for our client to combine its capabilities with Kaschke and add new, innovative products to its portfolio.”

    The Eversheds Sutherland team was led by Munich corporate/M&A Partner Michael Prüßner and included the Partners Stefan Diemer (tax), Martin Bechtold (antitrust), Tobias Maier (IP), Thomas Ziegler (real estate), Bernd Pirpamer (labor & employment law, all Munich), Ralf-Thomas Wittmann (litigation, Dusseldorf) and Lutz Schreiber (IT, Hamburg); Kathrin Gack (commercial), Jörg Käßner (tax), Fabrice Witzke (antitrust, all Munich), Isabel Strecker (real estate, Dusseldorf) as well as Associates Benjamin Schikora, Hannah Frahm (both corporate/M&A), Carolin Obermaier (commercial), Magdalena Anna Kotyrba (IP), Sebastian Braun (real estate, all Munich), Hizir Aydogdu (real estate), Daniel Strotkemper (litigation, both Dusseldorf), Dominik Lutz (labor & employment law) and Philip Kühn (IT, both Hamburg).

    The international team led by Partner Farès El Heni comprised of the Associates Alissa Ourak, Elyes Trabelsi, Saif Jnifen (all Corporate/M&A), Nesrine Amri, Mariem Oueslati (both Energy & infrastructure), Mohamed Yecine Ellouze (litigation) as well as Imen Enneifar, Najet Skander, Neirouz Seffen (all labor & employment law, all Tunis).

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