P+P advised Carl Zeiss on the acquisition of majority shares in Steinbichler Optotechnik

June 2015

P+P Pöllath + Partners advised the global technology corporation Carl Zeiss on the acquisition of majority shares in Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH. The purchase price was not disclosed. The transaction is still subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.

Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH is located in Neubeuern, Bavaria, and employs more than 200 people worldwide. Steinbichler Optotechnik GmbH is a leading global supplier of systems for digitalization with optical 3D sensors and surface inspection of car body parts, as well as interferometric testing equipment for tires.

Carl Zeiss AG is headquartered in Oberkochen and employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide. The group is one of the global leaders in the optical and optoelectronic technology industry.

P+P Pöllath + Partners advised the Carl Zeiss AG advised on various legal aspects of the acquisition, including antitrust and tax matters, with the following interdisciplinary team in all locations:

On the seller's side, CMS Hasche Siegel (Richard Mitterhuber (lead partner), Thomas Mühl, Rolf Hempel (both M&A), Ute Bartholomae (employment law) served as advisors for Steinbichler Optotechnik.