Thomas Sauermilch concentrates in cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and joint venture transactions, and regularly advises clients in corporate governance and compliance matters. He has led transactions in a wide range of sectors, including aerospace and avionics, automotive industries, chemicals, energy, engineering, manufacturing, media, medical devices and scientific instruments, metals and natural resources, packaging, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor equipment, software, technology and trading. His transactional experience extends to more than 30 countries.
Thomas is a former chair of the Firm’s Global M&A Practice.
Represented a leading specialty chemicals company in its $3.8 billion acquisition of a worldwide specialty and additives business, its $1.6 billion acquisition of pharmaceutical manufacturing operations and strategic alliance with a major US based pharmaceutical company, its $2 billion acquisition of the worldwide personal care business of and strategic alliance with a leading US chemicals company and numerous other acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures
Represented a US mining company in the $700 million sale to a publicly listed Canadian mining company and related equity offering and debt financing and subsequent $650 million acquisition of a Canadian mining company
Represented a European life sciences company in various acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures including the $725 million acquisition of a pharmaceutical container business and a worldwide joint venture for life sciences products and the sale of its worldwide pharmaceutical glass tubing operations to and joint venture with a major US based glass and materials science company
Represented a major Japanese trading company in investments in the US health care industry
Represented one of the largest beverage companies in South America in a complex transaction with a global beer company involving the termination of a license to a prominent beer brand in consideration for payments of $400 million plus the transfer of rights to seven prominent beer brands