Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA’s €319 Million Acquisition Of BTG Group From Spectris plc


Slaughter and May is advising Spectris plc, the productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls company, in connection with its disposal of the BTG Group to Voith GmBH & Co. KGaA for €319 million.

The BTG Group is part of Spectris’ Industrial Solutions segment and provides specialised measuring instruments, software and services to customers to help deliver improved operational performance, cost management and enhanced quality for the pulp and paper industry.

The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, with completion expected to take place in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Slaughter and May worked closely with Spectris’ internal legal team, including Damien Phillips and Anthony Geraghty.

Slaughter and May’s team was composed of Corporate: Victoria MacDuff (Picture), Harry Hecht (associate), Liam Healy (associate), Laura Ridley (associate), Heather Catchpole (associate), Edward Rochford (trainee solicitor), Sophie Winton (trainee solicitor); Financing: Ian Johnson (partner), Evelyn Fleming (associate); Competition: Kerry O’Connell (partner), Madalina Secareanu (associate), Stephen Heagney (associate), John Bardsley (associate); Tax: Mike Lane (partner), Charles Osborne (associate), Kyle O’Sullivan (associate); Pensions & Employment: Lucy Duane (associate), Akshay Chauhan (associate); IP/IT: Oliver Howley (associate), Rebecca Newman (associate).

Involved fees earner: John Bardsley – Slaughter and May; Akshay Chauhan – Slaughter and May; Lucy Duane – Slaughter and May; Evelyn Fleming – Slaughter and May; Stephen Heagney – Slaughter and May; Liam Healy – Slaughter and May; Harry Hecht – Slaughter and May; Oliver Howley – Slaughter and May; Ian Johnson – Slaughter and May; Mike Lane – Slaughter and May; Victoria MacDuff – Slaughter and May; Rebecca Newman – Slaughter and May; Charles Osborne – Slaughter and May; Kerry O’Connell – Slaughter and May; Kyle O’Sullivan – Slaughter and May; Laura Ridley – Slaughter and May; Madalina Secareanu – Slaughter and May;

Law Firms: Slaughter and May;

Clients: Spectris;