Hengeler Mueller advises KLA-Tencor on acquisition of business unit of Vistec Semiconductor Systems

07. August 2008

KLA-Tencor has entered into an agreement to acquire the Microelectronic Inspection Equipment (MIE) business unit of Vistec Semiconductor Systems (formerly being part of Leica Microsystems), which is wholly owned by Golden Gate Capital. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including approval by the competent merger control authorities. KLA-Tencor is a world leader in process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related microelectronics industries.

Hengeler Mueller has been advising KLA-Tencor. The team included partners Thomas Meurer (Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Christian Hoefs (Labour, Frankfurt), Thorsten Mäger (Competition, Düsseldorf) and Dirk Uwer (Regulatory, Düsseldorf) as well as associates Christian Bank, Stefan Heutz, Susanne Koch, Arne Lambrecht, Daniel Zimmer (all Düsseldorf) and Hendrik Bockenheimer (Frankfurt).

Hengeler Mueller has been working on this transaction in an integrated team with Davis Polk & Wardwell.