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CMS Hasche Sigle advises Schuler on the merger with Müller Weingarten

28/03/2007

Schuler AG is to take over Müller Weingarten AG and merge the two companies. Subject to legal implementability the new company will be called Schuler Weingarten AG and have its domicile in Göppingen.

In the first step Schuler AG acquired 64.49 % of the shares in Müller Weingarten AG from Metzler Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH in Frankfurt by way of agreement of 27.03.2007. The complete takeover is planned to take place before the end of the year. For this purpose Schuler AG will soon put a takeover bid to the shareholders of Müller Weingarten AG.

The new company Schuler Weingarten AG will be the leading provider of shaping technology for metalworking worldwide with a market share of approx. 35 %. The new Schuler Weingarten AG as technology and world market leader will be represented in over 20 countries, generate a turnover of over EUR 900 million and have global market coverage in distribution, production and service. Merger control law has allowed the transaction.

The merger will now allow Schuler Weingarten AG to use new growth opportunities. Growth drivers are innovative products which result from the clearly increased engineering potential, the improved presence in growth markets - particularly in Asia and Eastern Europe - and the extension of the successful service business.


Advisers to Schuler AG

Dr Thomas Meyding (M&A, Lead Partner)
Dr Karsten Heider (Corporate, M&A)
Dr Tobias Schneider (M&A)
Philipp Glagowski (M&A)


Contact CMS Hasche Sigle:

Dr Thomas Meyding
Tel.: +49 (0) 711 / 97 64 – 388
E-mail: [email protected]

About CMS Hasche Sigle:

CMS Hasche Sigle is one of the leading German law firms with more than 480 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 47 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 57 offices in 23 countries around the world.

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