Ring International Holding AG’s Acquisition of BOA Group

Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Brandl & Talos, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Delfino Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Clifford Chance advised on the deal

The BOA Group (BOA) has been sold to Austria-based strategic partner Ring International Holding (RIH). Ring International Holding AG is one of Austria’s most dynamic investment companies and its focus is on acquiring companies and promoting their development on a sustainable basis.

BOA is one of the globally leading manufacturers of flexible metal components and is headquartered in Stutensee, Germany. The group serves international customers from across the automotive, industrial and aerospace industries. It operates seven manufacturing sites across Europe, China and the United States, and has more than 1,200 employees.

The transaction was coordinated by Austrian law firm Brandl & Talos. Willkie advised on the German, French, Italian and US-American aspects of the transaction with a team including Roman Rericha (Picture), Martin Kollar, Julie Sugay, Markus Arzt, Sabine Schmidt, Georg Gutfleisch and Christina Bernhart.

In France, Germany and US, the cross-border Willkie team was led by partner Dr. Axel Wahl and included partner David Mortlock, counsel Dr. Christian Rolf, and associates Christopher Clerihew and Karsten Silbernagel. In Italy, Delfino Willkie Farr advised with a team including Luca Leonardi and Federica Pecorini.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised Ring International Holding AG with a team including Georg Streit (Picture), Fabian Bürk, Kai Uwe Büchler (all Restructuring) and Astrid Wellhöner (Employment).

BOA Group was advised by Clifford Chance with a team including Stefan Sax and Frederik Mühl.


Involved fees earner: Roman Rericha – Brandl & Talos; Julie Anne Mae Sugay – Brandl & Talos; Markus Arzt – Brandl & Talos; Georg Gutfleisch – Brandl & Talos; Martin Philipp Kollar – Brandl & Talos; Christina Bernhart – Brandl & Talos; Kai Uwe Büchler – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Fabian Bürk – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Georg Streit – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Astrid Wellhöner – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Axel Wahl – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Christopher Clerihew – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; David Mortlock – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Christian Rolf – Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Stefan Sax – Clifford Chance; Frederik Mühl – Clifford Chance;

Law Firms: Brandl & Talos; Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Clifford Chance;

Clients: Ring International Holding AG; BOA Holding GmbH;