Financing of the Acquisition of Ledlenser


Shearman & Sterling advised Bayerische Landesbank and DZ Bank as lenders on the financing of the acquisition of Ledlenser GmbH & Co KG (Ledlenser), a leading manufacturer of LED flashlights and headlamps.

The indirect purchaser is AFINUM Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG was advised by AFINUM Management GmbH, along with INVISION and the Management Team. The seller is the Leatherman Tool Group.

Ledlenser is headquartered in Solingen, Germany, and has more than 1,000 employees at its locations in Germany, Italy, Japan, China and Switzerland. As part of the Leatherman Tool Group, Ledlenser successfully expanded its product range of traditional flashlights and headlamps and created specific solutions for target group markets in the outdoor and industrial sector.

Shearman & Sterling advised Bayerische Landesbank and DZ Bank with a team including Matthias Weissinger (Picture).

Involved fees earner: Matthias Weissinger – Shearman & Sterling;

Law Firms: Shearman & Sterling;

Clients: BayernLB; Dz Bank;