Hengeler Mueller advises Merck on bond issue

30. March 2010

Hengeler Mueller was counsel to Merck KGaA on the issue of EUR 3.2 bn bearer bonds (in three tranches). The bonds were issued by Merck Financial Services GmbH and benefit from a guarantee of Merck KGaA. The primary purpose of the issue was to provide part of the financing for Merck KGaA’s acquisition of Millipore Corporation, U.S.A.

The Hengeler Mueller team is led by partner Dirk Bliesener and includes partners Heinrich Knepper and Hermann-Josef Tries as well as associate Timm Fabian Ebner (all Frankfurt).