Hengeler Mueller advises banks on capital increase of Symrise AG

14. May 2014

Symrise AG has successfully placed 11.150.000 new shares from authorized capital with institutional investors via an accelerated bookbuilding process. As a result of the transaction, the company receives gross proceeds of around €400m, which shall be used as part of the refinancing of the bridge financing of the planned acquisition of the French Diana-Group. J.P. Morgan Securities plc was mandated as Bookrunner in the placement and COMMERZBANK Aktiengesellschaft as Co-Bookrunner. Rabobank International and SEB act as Co-Manager.

Hengeler Mueller advised the banks on the capital increase. The Hengeler Mueller team included partners Wolfgang Groß and Achim Herfs (both Capital

Markets/Corporate) as well as associates Andreas Stoll and Frederik Gärtner.