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On 9 July 2020, SIX Swiss Exchange-listed ams AG, Premstätten, Austria, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, announced the successful closing of its all cash EUR 4.3 billion (competing) takeover offer for all the shares in DAX-listed OSRAM Licht AG, Munich, (OSRAM). The financing of the transaction has been secured through an acquisition bridge facility by HSBC and UBS, refinanced through a combination of equity and debt issuances.
Following the closing, ams holds 69% of all shares in OSRAM equivalent to a transaction value of around EUR 2.7 billion. The successful acquisition is set to combine ams and OSRAM into a worldwide leader in sensor solutions and photonics.
Schellenberg Wittmer acted as Swiss legal counsel to ams AG in this transaction.
The Schellenberg Wittmer core team included Lorenzo Olgiati and Pascal Hubli (both Corporate / Capital Markets), Philippe Borens, Shawn R. Gregory and Fabio Elsener (all Banking & Finance / Capital Markets), Michael Nordin and Roland Wild (both Tax), as well as David Mamane (Competition).
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