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CMS advises AFINUM on investment in LED torch and head torch manufacturer Ledlenser

11/12/2018

Munich – AFINUM Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG has taken a stake in Ledlenser GmbH & Co. KG, a maker of LED torches and head torches. Acting as lead investor and majority shareholder alongside INVISION and the management team, it was advised by Munich-based AFINUM Management GmbH. The investment will be used to accelerate the firm’s international expansion in the coming years. The parties agreed not to disclose the transaction value.

With the support of General Counsel Dr Hermann Rock, an international CMS team headed by lead partner Dr Oliver Thurn, Private Equity partner Dr Jacob Siebert and Tax partner Jörg Schrade provided AFINUM with cross-border advice on all legal aspects of the transaction and on tax matters. Private equity investor AFINUM relies on the expertise of CMS on a regular basis, including with regard to its investment in ventilation system manufacturer Ventomaxx and premium food concept Zeit für Brot, on which partners Oliver Thurn and Jacob Siebert likewise advised.

Headquartered in Solingen and with a production site in Yanjiang (China), Ledlenser is regarded as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality LED torches and head torches for professional, outdoor and everyday use. Established in 1994, the company is credited with inventing the LED torch.

AFINUM is an independent management-owned private equity firm with offices in Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Hong Kong. It specialises in taking stakes in successful mid-market companies in the German-speaking region of Europe. The investment in Ledlenser is the fourth platform investment by AFINUM Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.

CMS Germany

Dr Oliver Thurn, Lead Partner
Dr Jacob Siebert, Partner, both Corporate/M&A
Jörg Schrade, Partner, Tax
Maximilian Mersch, Senior Associate
Karen Eldred, Senior Associate, both Corporate/M&A
Florian Block, Partner
Martin Maurer, Associate
Julian Keil, Associate, all Commercial
Dr Marc Seibold, Partner
Dr Andreas Grunert, Counsel, both Banking & Finance
Dr Daniel Hofmann, Counsel
Dr René Sandor, Associate, both TMC
Dr Aline Icha-Spratte, Associate, Insurance
Stefan Lehr, Partner, Competition & EU
Dr Ute Bartholomä, Counsel, Labor, Employment & Pensions
Dr Hubert Schmid, Associate, Real Estate & Public

CMS Hong Kong

Shirley Lau, Partner
Vivian Tse, Associate

CMS China

Dr Ulrike Glück, Partner
Allie Huang, Associate
Angela Chen, Paralegal
Lei Shi, Paralegal
Tao Wang, Paralegal, all Corporate
Aiping Bao, Counsel, Tax
Ye Huang, Associate, Intellectual Property
Sophy Wang, Associate, Labor, Employment & Pensions

CMS Italy

Dietmar Zischg, Partner
Lorenzo Bocedi, Counsel
Giulia Camilli, Senior Associate
Alessandro Sassone, Associate

CMS Switzerland

Alain Raemy, Partner
Anna Tomaschek, Associate

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