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CMS advises French tyre manufacturer Michelin on acquisition of minority stake in A.T.U


Frankfurt/Main – Michelin, a world-leading tyre manufacturer, has entered into a partnership with Mobivia, one of the leading vehicle servicing and repair chains in Europe whose brands include Norauto and Midas. Under the terms of the partnership, Michelin is acquiring a minority interest of 20% in German automotive workshop operator A.T.U (Auto-Teile-Unger) for a total of EUR 60 million.

An international CMS team from Germany, Switzerland, France and Austria advised on the legal aspects of the transaction. On the German side, client relationship partner Dr Oliver Wolfgramm advised Michelin on corporate law, while CMS partners Stefan Lehr and Dr Heinz-Joachim Freund dealt with the competition law aspects of the transaction.

Michelin is ranked among the world’s leading tyre manufacturers. The global company has sales organisations in more than 170 countries and 68 production facilities across 17 countries. Michelin employs some 111,700 people.

The Mobivia Group is a European market leader in automotive servicing and repair. The international group operates in 16 countries and has more than 11,000 employees.

German automotive services provider A.T.U operates a network of 577 vehicle centres in Germany, plus branches in Austria and Switzerland. A.T.U has been part of the Mobivia Group since December 2016.

CMS Germany

Dr Oliver Wolfgramm, Client Relationship Partner
Dr Navid Anderson, Senior Associate, both Corporate/M&A
Stefan Lehr, Partner
Dr Heinz-Joachim Freund, Partner, both Competition

CMS Switzerland

Dr Pascal Favre, Partner
Audrey Durand, Associate, both Corporate/M&A

CMS France

Claire Vannini, Partner
Marine Devulder, Associate, both Competition

CMS Austria

Dr Dieter Zandler, Partner
Dr Bernt Elsner, Partner, both Competition

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