BASF’s acquisition of Rolic AG, a specialist in light management for advanced LCD/OLED displays

BASF acquires Rolic, a Swiss based group offering innovative and forward-thinking solutions, particularly in the display and security industries as well as the optical film business.

Both companies have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction. The transaction includes Rolic’s affiliates in Allschwil, Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Shanghai, China. Regulatory approvals are not required.

Rolic is an innovative high-tech company with worldwide operations. The company’s 110 highly-skilled employees develop and sell ready-to-use formulations and functional film products for the display and security industry against forgery as well as barrier materials and films.

Rolic is a market and technology leader in photoalignment materials. Panel makers use Rolic’s technology to meet the needs of end consumers looking for products featuring optimum image quality with high contrast and brilliance, as well as very low energy consumption.

Walder Wyss has acted as advisor to the seller in all legal aspects of the transaction.

The team was led by Florian Gunz Niedermann (picture) and Daniel Staffelbach (Partners, Corporate/M&A) and further included Fabienne Anner (Associate/M&A), Michael Isler (Partner, IP/IT) and Reto Jacobs (Partner, Competition).

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