Niederer Kraft Frey advised Weichai Power Co. Ltd on the deal, while Kellerhals Carrard advised Fischer Spindle Group.
Weichai Power Co., Ltd. announced the acquisition through its subsidiary, Weichai Power (Luxembourg) Holding S.à r.l., of 49% of the shares in Fischer Fuel Cell Compressor AG, Switzerland, and the establishment of a joint venture in China in which Weichai and Fischer Fuel Cell Compressor AG will hold shares.
Weichai Power was founded in 2002 and is one of the most comprehensive automobile and equipment manufacturing industry groups in China.
Fischer Group specialises in precise, fast and powerful rotation and it is a world technology leader in precision spindle manufacturing, milling heads and compressors which could ensure maximum power density, higher isentropic efficiency and reliability.
The NKF team was led by Manuel Werder (Picture), working with Philippe Weber, Shu Bernet-Zhang, Thomas van Gammeren, Tanja Lutz and Elga Reana Tozzi.
The KC team was led by Dr. Beat Brechbühl and included Prof. Thomas Noesberger, Dr. Christian Witschi, Dr. Daniel Emch, Philippe Frésard, Shayan Mirabi and, from the Shanghai office, Cheng Chen and Rachel Tao and Sabine Neuhaus.
Involved fees earner: Beat Brechbühl – Kellerhals Carrard; Cheng Chen – Kellerhals Carrard; Daniel Emch – Kellerhals Carrard; Philippe Frésard – Kellerhals Carrard; Shayan Mirabi – Kellerhals Carrard; Sabine Neuhaus – Kellerhals Carrard; Thomas Nösberger – Kellerhals Carrard; Christian Witschi – Kellerhals Carrard; Shu Bernet-Zhang – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Tanja Lutz – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Elga Reana Tozzi – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Thomas van Gammeren – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Philippe Weber – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd; Manuel Werder – Niederer Kraft Frey Ltd;