RSBG SE’s Expanding Its Advanced Manufacturing Division

An international CMS team advised RSBG SE on all legal aspects of the transactions.

RSBG SE, the investment company of the RAG-Stiftung foundation, is expanding its Advanced Manufacturing division.

The company recently acquired 100% of the shares in Multiphoton Optics GmbH (MPO), a specialist provider in the micro-optics field. This was followed by the acquisition of Surface Nano Analysis GmbH (SPECS), a technology leader in developing equipment for producing advanced semiconductor structures. Details of the transactions were not disclosed.

Würzburg-based Multiphoton Optics GmbH is regarded as a pioneer in two-photon lithography. The company was established in 2013 as a spin-off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC.

Surface Nano Analysis GmbH has its headquarters in Berlin. It is acknowledged globally as a technology and market leader in the development, manufacture and application of surface analysis components and systems. The company employs around 140 people and operates subsidiaries in the US, Russia, China and Switzerland.

The CMS team was headed by Dr Malte Bruhns (Picture) and further included Katharina Franitza, Matthias Engelen, Christoph Schröer, Ramon Weistroffer, Martin-Oliver Nonnast, Kai Neuhaus, Patricia Jares, Michael Kamps, Thorsten Hemme, Dr Nikolas Gregor, Lisa Wernecke, Stephan Werlen, Alexandra Stocker, Dr Falk Lichtenstein, Roxie Meng, Dr Thomas Heidemann, Viktoria Shcherba, assisted by Joe de Lisle from Miller & Martin.

Dr Jan Gudlick led the inhouse at RSBG SE.

Involved fees earner: Falk Lichtenstein – CMS China; Roxie Meng – CMS China; Malte Bruhns – CMS Hasche Sigle; Matthias Engelen – CMS Hasche Sigle; Katharina Franitza – CMS Hasche Sigle; Nikolas Gregor – CMS Hasche Sigle; Thorsten Hemme – CMS Hasche Sigle; Patricia Jares – CMS Hasche Sigle; Michael Kamps – CMS Hasche Sigle; Kai Neuhaus – CMS Hasche Sigle; Martin-Oliver Nonnast – CMS Hasche Sigle; Christoph Schröer – CMS Hasche Sigle; Ramon Weistroffer – CMS Hasche Sigle; Lisa Wernecke – CMS Hasche Sigle; Thomas Heidemann – CMS Russia; Alexandra Stocker – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Stephan Werlen – CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Joe DeLisle – Miller & Martin PLLC;

Law Firms: CMS China; CMS Hasche Sigle; CMS Russia; CMS von Erlach Poncet AG; Miller & Martin PLLC;

Clients: RSBG SE;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler