FountainVest’s acquisition of Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems


Gleiss Lutz advised the Bosch Group and the MAHLE Group on the sale of the joint venture Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems (BMTS) to FountainVest.

The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction is subject to approval by the respective antitrust authorities.

With a total of around 1,300 employees, BMTS develops and produces turbochargers for a number of renowned manufacturers of passenger and utility vehicles. BMTS has two sites in Germany (Stuttgart and Blaichach) as well as production plants in St. Michael, Austria and Shanghai, China.

Gleiss Lutz advised extensively on the transaction and coordinated an international team of advisors in China and Austria.

In the Bosch Group’s legal department the transaction was primarily handled by Dr. Holger Fröhlich, Dr. Ulrich Zeller and Matthias Geiger.

For the MAHLE Group’s legal department, the transaction was coordinated by Jörg Kiefer and Dr. Matthias Zick.

Led by Dr. Jochen Tyrolt (Picture) (Stuttgart) and Dr. Ralf Morshäuser (Munich, both partners, corporate/M&A), the Gleiss Lutz team was made up of the following lawyers: Dr. Jörn Wöbke (partner, Hamburg), Johannes Schrägle, Anselm Christiansen, Sava Kasaliyski (all Stuttgart), Dr. Tobias Falkner (counsel), Dr. Johannes Wittmann, Lucie von Haller (all Munich, all corporate/M&A), Dr. Alexander Molle (counsel), Matthias Schilde (both Berlin), Dr. Herwig Lux (counsel), Christopher Noll (both Stuttgart, all IP/IT), Dr. Steffen Krieger (partner, employment, Düsseldorf), Dr. Achim Dannecker (partner), Dr. Michael Rudolf, Dr. Markus Risse (all tax, Stuttgart), Dr. Matthias Karl (partner), Dr. Philipp Pichler, Dr. Johannes Hertfelder, Sven Haag (all competition/antitrust, Stuttgart), Dr. Alexander Nagel (Düsseldorf, restructuring), Frank Schlobach (partner, finance, Frankfurt), Dr. Philipp Naab (counsel, real estate, Frankfurt), Dr. Jacob von Andreae (partner, public law, Düsseldorf).

Involved fees earner: Jochen Tyrolt – Gleiss Lutz; Ralf Morshäuser – Gleiss Lutz; Jörn Wöbke – Gleiss Lutz; Johannes Schrägle – Gleiss Lutz; Anselm Christiansen – Gleiss Lutz; Sava Kasaliyski – Gleiss Lutz; Tobias Falkner – Gleiss Lutz; Johannes Wittmann – Gleiss Lutz; Lucie von Haller – Gleiss Lutz; Alexander Molle – Gleiss Lutz; Matthias Schilde – Gleiss Lutz; Herwig Lux – Gleiss Lutz; Christopher Noll – Gleiss Lutz; Steffen Krieger – Gleiss Lutz; Achim Dannecker – Gleiss Lutz; Michael Rudolf – Gleiss Lutz; Markus Risse – Gleiss Lutz; Matthias Karl – Gleiss Lutz; Philipp Pichler – Gleiss Lutz; Johannes Hertfelder – Gleiss Lutz; Sven Haag – Gleiss Lutz; Alexander Nagel – Gleiss Lutz; Frank Schlobach – Gleiss Lutz; Philipp Naab – Gleiss Lutz; Jacob von Andreae – Gleiss Lutz;

Law Firms: Gleiss Lutz;

Clients: Robert Bosch GmbH; Mahle GmbH ;

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