Hengeler Mueller advisese Eaton on acquisition of Möller

21. December 2007

Eaton Corporation, a Fortune 500 company based in Cleveland (Ohio), has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the Moeller Group headquartered in Bonn. The purchase price amounts to € 1.55 billion. The seller is an investor group led by Doughty Hanson.

Moeller Group is one of the leading global suppliers of components and systems for power distribution and automation for industry, for infrastructure-related as well as for residential buildings. Eaton Corporation is a diversified global industrial company with leading positions in the business segments electronics, automotive, utility vehicles and hydraulics.

Hengeler Mueller advised Eaton Corporation on this transaction. The Hengeler Mueller team included partners Joachim Rosengarten, Peter Weyland (both M&A, Frankfurt), Heinrich Knepper (Financing, Frankfurt), Friedhelm Jacob (Tax, Frankfurt) and Dirk Uwer (Regulatory, Düsseldorf) as well as associates Sven Henrik Schneider, Frank Fischer, Markus Lauer, Christian Tobias Zentner, David Barst, Hendrik Bockenheimer, Timm Fabian Ebner, Athina Mavroudi, Thomas Richter, Julia Thier, Lars Voigt, Julia Weidner, Sylko Winkler (all Frankfurt), Boris Kasten, Arne Lambrecht, Vicki Treibmann (all Düsseldorf), Kathrin Korte (Berlin) and Dirk Lorenz (Brussels).

In this transaction, Hengeler Mueller led an Integrated Team of law firms from 22 jurisdictions, among others the Hengeler Mueller Best Friends in Austria (Schönherr), Spain (Uría Menéndez), Czech Republic (Glatzová) as well as in Hungary (Heinzelmann).