Germany: Milbank Advises Ardian On Successful Acquisition Of D&B Audiotechnik
Last Updated: 2 March 2016

MUNICH, February 29, 2016 – The international law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has advised Ardian, an independent private investment company, on the acquisition of d&b audiotechnik GmbH "d&b". Together with the existing management, Ardian is acquiring d&b from the investment companies Odewald & Compagnie and COBEPA.

d&b is one of the world's leading providers of professional premium audio technology and produces high-quality sound systems for mobile and permanently installed applications. In the financial year 2015 d&b made sales of 94 million euros with 350 employees and is now active in more than 70 countries.

The agreement is still subject to clearance by the relevant antitrust authorities.

A Milbank team led by Norbert Rieger comprehensively advised Ardian on corporate, finance, tax and antitrust law related to the transaction.

Advisor to Ardian: Milbank, Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

Norbert Rieger (lead, Corporate/M&A, Munich), Thomas Ingenhoven, Mathias Eisen (Finance, Frankfurt), Rolf Füger, Matthias Schell (both Tax, Munich), Alexander Rinne (Antitrust, Munich), Robert F. Kennedy (Corporate, New York), Thomas Tiedemann (Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt), Sebastian Heim (Corporate/M&A, Munich), Andrea Eggenstein, Markus Messinger, Nina Hornemann (all Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt), Patrick Droese, Benjamin Leuchten, Leif Klinkert (all Corporate/M&A, Munich), Alexander Klein, Nikolas Koutsós, Thomas Möller, Katja Lehr (all Finance, Frankfurt), Javier J. Ramos (IP, Washington, Munich), Hannah Hwang (Corporate, New York), Sumita Ahuja (Finance, New York)

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