Bain Capital And Carlyle Group’s Takeover Offer For Osram Licht AG

Kirkland & Ellis advised Bain Capital Private Equity and The Carlyle Group on a joint voluntary public takeover offer to the shareholders of OSRAM Licht AG.

OSRAM is a leading lighting technology group headquartered in Munich and listed on the Frankfurt and Munich stock exchanges.The offer corresponds to an equity value for OSRAM of approx. €3.4 billion and a total enterprise value of approx. €4 billion.

Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan and Macquarie Group are lead financial advisors, and Kirkland & Ellis is legal advisor to Bain Capital and Carlyle.

Perella Weinberg Partners acted as Financial Advisors and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as legal advisors for Osram.

The Kirkland team was led by M&A partners Ben Leyendecker (Picture)and Jörg Kirchner as well as finance partners Neel Sachdev and Matt Merkle.

The Freshfields team was led by partners Christoph H. Seibt and Sabrina Kulenkamp, with support from partnerts Peter Niggemann and Mario Hüther.

Involved fees earner: Mario Hüther – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Sabrina Kulenkamp – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Peter Niggemann – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Christoph Seibt – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Jörg Kirchner – Kirkland & Ellis; Benjamin Leyendecker – Kirkland & Ellis; Matthew Merkle – Kirkland & Ellis; Neel Sachdev – Kirkland & Ellis;

Law Firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Kirkland & Ellis;

Clients: Bain Capital Private Equity; Carlyle Group; Osram;