King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) advised Silver Investment Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Crystal Laser Systems GmbH (CryLaS).
SIP will support the expansion of CryLaS’ strong market position and assist with management succession. In addition to scaling the business by expanding the product and service offering, SIP will drive new development partnerships with customers.
CryLaS, based in Berlin, was founded in 2004 and is a global manufacturer of deep-UV lasers, which are mainly used in the semiconductor industry, biotechnology and analytics. CryLaS’ products include pulsed lasers that use their short wavelengths to dissolve out molecules or separate cells, for instance. The lasers are used, among other things, for wafer inspection, inscription of technical optics or molecule processing. This type of laser is one of a sophisticated special technology in which CryLaS is one of the world’s leading suppliers.
SIP is an independent equity finance investor for medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As an entrepreneurial, experienced and trusted partner, Silver Investment Partner engages in majority and minority interests in companies with revenues of between €5 million and €100 million, with a focus on companies with revenues of between €10 million and €50 million.
The KWM team included Dr. Peter Polke, Dr. Michael Roos (Picture), Dr. Kathrin Thoma, Lorenz Liebsch, Simon Brandt (PSL) (all Corporate/M&A), Dr. Johannes Reitzel (Employment), Markus Hill, Viktoria Rosbach (both Tax), Rudolf Haas, Daniel Ehret (both Finance).
Involved fees earner: Simon Brandt – King & Wood Mallesons; Daniel Ehret – King & Wood Mallesons; Rudolf Haas – King & Wood Mallesons; Markus Hill – King & Wood Mallesons; Lorenz Liebsch – King & Wood Mallesons; Peter Polke – King & Wood Mallesons; Johannes Reitzel – King & Wood Mallesons; Michael Roos – King & Wood Mallesons; Viktoria Rosbach – King & Wood Mallesons; Kathrin Thoma – King & Wood Mallesons;
Law Firms: King & Wood Mallesons;
Clients: Silver Investment Partners;