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Schellenberg Wittmer advises ams AG on proposed public takeover offer for OSRAM Licht AG

12.08.2019 – Schellenberg Wittmer advises SIX Swiss Exchange-listed ams AG, Premstaetten, Austria, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, in connection with its proposal to DAX-listed OSRAM Licht AG, Munich, Germany, for an all-cash takeover offer for the total shares in OSRAM at a price of EUR 38.50 per share resulting in a total value of the proposed offer of EUR 4.3 billion. The financing of the transaction has been secured through an acquisition bridge facility by HSBC and UBS, to be refinanced through a combination of equity and debt issuances.

Schellenberg Wittmer is acting as Swiss legal counsel to ams AG while Linklaters acts as German and international legal counsel, and Herbst Kinsky as Austrian legal counsel. The Schellenberg Wittmer team includes Lorenzo Olgiati and Pascal Hubli (both Corporate/M&A), Philippe Borens and Fabio Elsener (both Banking & Finance) as well as David Mamane (Competition).