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CMS advises Motorex-Bucher Group


CMS advises the Motorex-Bucher Group on the acquisition of a 50% stake in Motorex AG Langenthal, which specialises in industrial lubricants, from its former joint venture partner Fuchs Petrolub. Both companies have grown significantly, both nationally and internationally, over the past four decades. Both of them are grateful for the former partnership but intend to go separate ways in future.

A team from CMS Switzerland led by Stefan Brunnschweiler advised Motorex-Bucher on all legal matters of the transaction.

CMS Switzerland
Stefan Brunnschweiler, Partner, Corporate / M&A
Anna Tomaschek, Associate, Corporate / M&A
Matthias Kuert, Associate, Capital Market
Mark Cagienard, Partner, Tax

The BUCHER-MOTOREX Group is an independent family business. The group consists of:

  • BUCHER AG LANGENTHAL, the parent company responsible for development, production and sales of lubricants, care and cleaning products under the MOTOREX brand
  • MOTOREX AG LANGENTHAL, specialising in industrial lubricants
  • MOTOREX-TOPTECH AG dedicated to the sale and installation of workshop equipment.

The FUCHS group develops, produces and markets high-grade lubricants and related specialities for virtually all industries and areas of application. Established in Mannheim in 1931, the group employs more than 5,000 employees worldwide at 58 operating companies. FUCHS is the world’s largest independent lubricant manufacturer. Its most important markets in terms of sales are Western Europe, Asia and North America.

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