McDermott advises Windjammer Capital and Hilco on acquisition of Simovision Group


Frankfurt a.M., Nov. 26, 2021 – McDermott Will & Emery has advised Windjammer Capital Investors and its portfolio company The Hilsinger Company Inc. (Hilco) on the add-on acquisition of Simovision Group.

Hilco, headquartered in Plainville, Massachusetts, with subsidiaries in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, Australia, China and the Netherlands, is a leading global provider of branded and consumer products for professional eye care and accessories in the optical industry.

Windjammer Capital invests equity capital in middle-market companies and attractive niche markets. Since its founding in 1990, Windjammer Capital has managed over $2 billion in committed capital, as well as completed more than 50 platform acquisitions and over 100 strategic add-on acquisitions. The McDermott team previously advised Hilco on the acquisition of Breitfeld & Schliekert GmbH, Lexxoo International and I NEED YOU The Frame Company GmbH.

The McDermott team advising Windjammer Capital and Hilco was led by Dr. Michael Cziesla, Dr. Christian Marzlin (Counsel) and Associates Isabelle Müller, and Lisa Schickling also advised (all Corporate/M&A).

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