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CMS Hasche Sigle advises Laukien family on the sale of Bruker BioSpin for EUR 620 million


The NASDAQ-listed Bruker BioSciences Corporation has acquired the Bruker BioSpin group from the Laukien family for a purchase price of EUR 620 million which will be paid in cash and assets. A team of lawyers from CMS Hasche Sigle led by Dr Hendrik Hirsch advised the Laukien family, which was the sole owner, on all aspects of this transaction. The transaction is still subject to the approval of Bruker BioSciences Corporation's shareholders and the clearance from the competition authorities. This is likely at the beginning of 2008.

Bruker develops and distributes analytical instruments such as spectroscopes for applications in biotechnology, genetic research, development of pharmaceutical products and the analysis of foodstuffs. Bruker's customers include primarily universities, research labs and the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

The Bruker Biospin group is the latest addition to Bruker BioSciences Corporation, which already includes Bruker Daltonics, Bruker Optics and Bruker AXS. The group's principal locations are Switzerland, Germany, France and the USA. It has operations in over 25 places and is represented at over 70 locations in more than 60 countries. Bruker employs over 3700 employees worldwide. The expected turnover of the group for 2007 is over USD 900 million.

Advisers to the Laukien family:
CMS Hasche Sigle
Dr Hendrik Hirsch (Corporate, M&A)

Contact CMS Hasche Sigle

Dr Hendrik Hirsch
Tel.: +49 (0) 69 / 71 701 – 226
E-mail: [email protected]

About CMS Hasche Sigle

CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 500 lawyers. It covers the entire area of commercial law and provides legal advice to major German and international companies from a wide spectrum of industry. It has offices in Berlin, Cologne, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich, Stuttgart, Chemnitz, Dresden, Brussels, Belgrade, Moscow and Shanghai.

CMS Hasche Sigle is a partnership of lawyers and tax consultants; for register details / list of partners see www.cms-hs.com.

CMS Hasche Sigle is a member of CMS, an alliance of leading independent European law firms. With over 595 partners, a total of 2,000 lawyers and tax consultants and around 4,200 support staff we advise our clients at commercial locations in 48 business centres in Europe and further afield on legal and tax issues.

In addition to CMS Hasche Sigle, the following firms are also members of the CMS alliance: CMS Adonnino Ascoli & Cavasola Scamoni (Italy), CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo (Spain), CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (France), CMS Cameron McKenna LLP (Great Britain), CMS DeBacker (Belgium), CMS Derks Star Busmann (the Netherlands), CMS von Erlach Henrici (Switzerland) and CMS Reich-Rohrwig Hainz (Austria). CMS has 58 offices in 25 countries around the world.

For further information on CMS Hasche Sigle see www.cms-hs.com and on the CMS alliance see www.cmslegal.com.