World Wide Sires, Ltd.’s Acquisition Of ABS Deutschland

Watson Farley & Williams advised Genus plc and Pig Improvement Company Deutschland GmbH on the deal.

Genus plc (“Genus”), the world-leading animal genetics company, and Pig Improvement Company Deutschland GmbH (“PIC Deutschland GmbH”) sold ABS Deutschland to World Wide Sires, Ltd. (“WWS”), and have entered into a strategic agreement for the distribution of ABS genetics Germany, Austria and Luxembourg as World Wide Sires Deutschland from 1 July 2021.

Going forward, World Wide Sires Deutschland will unite both teams and offerings as a distribution partner of US-headquartered ABS Global (“ABS”), itself a subsidiary of UK-based Genus. Founded in 1941 and active in more than 70 countries worldwide, ABS is the world’s leading provider of bovine genetics, reproductive services, artificial insemination technologies and udder care products. ABS Deutschland, an operating branch of PIC Deutschland GmbH and the German division of ABS, is a leading distributor of bovine and porcine genetic material in the German-speaking world. Founded in California in 1971, WWS provides genetics and management solutions to meet the needs of global dairy producers and ensure the long-term profitability of their operations.

The WFW Germany Corporate team that advised Genus and PIC comprised Partner Sebastian Baum (Picture) and Associate Muteber Yalcin.

Involved fees earner: Sebastian Baum – Watson Farley & Williams; Muteber Yalcin – Watson Farley & Williams;

Law Firms: Watson Farley & Williams;

Clients: Genus plc; PIC Deutschland GmbH;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler