McDermott Will & Emery Advises the Shareholders of Optimol Instruments Prüftechnik GmbH on the Sale to Optimol Instruments Holding GmbH


Düsseldorf (February 02, 2017) – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery advised the shareholders of Optimol Instruments Prüftechnik GmbH on the sale of the company to Optimol Instruments Holding GmbH, an indirect subsidiary of a private equity fund Virthos Partners AG.

Munich-based Optimol Instruments Prüftechnik GmbH is a leading global manufacturer of tribological test systems which are used to measure the wear of two interacting surfaces with the help of lubricant. Its global customer base includes most major producers of lubricants and additives, leading automotive companies, industrial corporations as well as top research institutions. Optimol has been sold in the course of an international sales process executed by financial advisor Deutsche Mittelstandsfinanz.

The McDermott team advising on the sale was led by corporate partner Nikolaus von Jacobs and counsel Nadine Hartung and included partners Christian Masch (IP Litigation) and Christian Krohs (Antitrust/Competition), counsel Germar Enders (Corporate), Nina Siewert and Heiko Kermer (Tax) and corporate associate Matthias Weingut. For Deutsche Mittelstandsfinanz GmbH Patrick Schmidl and Michael Dirkes advised on the deal.

McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional Practice represents business interests around the world, from global corporations and industry-leading companies to privately funded and entrepreneurial driven enterprises, private equity sponsors and the financial institutions that support them. McDermott consistently ranks in the leading league tables, including Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and PitchBook. The Corporate & Transactional Practice Group was named “Team of the Year” for Middle Market M&A/Buyouts by Legal 500 and is highly ranked by Chambers in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

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