Showa Denko acquires all shares in SGL GE Holding GmbH

Gleiss Lutz advises Showa Denko K.K. on the acquisition of the Graphite Electrodes Business of SGL Carbon Group

Showa Denko, a leading Japanese chemical engineering company entered into an agreement with SGL Carbon SE regarding the acquisition of all shares in SGL GE Holding GmbH, which holds the graphite electrode business of the SGL Carbon group. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the relevant merger control authorities.

The transaction marked the first time that Gleiss Lutz advised Showa Denko, a chemical engineering company with more than ten thousand employees and operating in the chemical, petrochemical, electronics, aluminum, battery materials and inorganics sectors. Established in 1939, it is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

SGL Carbon SE is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of carbon-based products and materials.

SGL GE Holding GmbH and its subsidiaries includes six production sites in Germany, Austria, Spain, USA and Malaysia and have a workforce of approximately 900 employees.

The Gleiss Lutz team headed by Dr. Michael Burian (Picture), Dr. Martin Lembke (counsel), Alexandra Brücher (all Stuttgart) and Dr. Michael Ilter (Frankfurt) (all corporate/M&A) included the following lawyers: Christopher Vogl, Dr. Jan Stenger (both Stuttgart), Dr. Jan Balssen (partner), Dr. Tobias Harzenetter (both Munich, all corporate/M&A), Dr. Petra Linsmeier (partner), Julia Molestina (both competition law, Munich), Dr. Alexander Molle (counsel), Hannah Bug, (both IP/IT, Berlin), Dr. Jens Günther (partner), Dr. Matthias Böglmüller (both employment, Munich), Dr. Johann Wagner (partner), Dr. Jens Wrede (both tax, Hamburg), Dr. Philipp Naab (counsel), Dr. Claudia-Maria Wirth (both real estate, Frankfurt), Dr. Andreas Neun (partner), Dr. Katharina Lubitzsch, Dr. Daniel Görlich (all regulatory, Berlin), Patrick Steinhausen, Dr. Jan-Alexander Lange (both finance, Frankfurt).

Involved fees earner: Michael Burian – Gleiss Lutz; Martin Lembke – Gleiss Lutz; Alexandra Brücher – Gleiss Lutz; Michael Ilter – Gleiss Lutz; Christopher Vogl – Gleiss Lutz; Jan Stenger – Gleiss Lutz; Jan Balssen – Gleiss Lutz; Tobias Harzenetter – Gleiss Lutz; Petra Linsmeier – Gleiss Lutz; Julia Molestina – Gleiss Lutz; Alexander Molle – Gleiss Lutz; Hannah Bug – Gleiss Lutz; Jens Günther – Gleiss Lutz; Matthias Böglmüller – Gleiss Lutz; Johann Wagner – Gleiss Lutz; Jens Wrede – Gleiss Lutz; Philipp Naab – Gleiss Lutz; Claudia-Maria Wirth – Gleiss Lutz; Andreas Neun – Gleiss Lutz; Katharina Lubitzsch – Gleiss Lutz; Daniel Görlich – Gleiss Lutz; Patrick Steinhausen – Gleiss Lutz; Jan-Alexander Lange – Gleiss Lutz;

Law Firms: Gleiss Lutz;

Clients: Showa Denko K.K.;

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