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07-18-2011News

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises LPKF AG on Acquisition

With the support of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's M&A experts, LPKF Laser & Electronics AG concluded a purchasing agreement to acquire the external shares in LPKF Motion & Control GmbH. The company, specializing in the production of laser systems for micro-material processing, now holds 100% of the subsidiary's shares. At its Suhl premises, LPKF Motion & Control GmbH develops and manufactures laser scribers for the production of solar cells. Jointly with its 100% subsidiary LPKF SolarQuipment GmbH, the company is a major worldwide supplier of photovoltaic systems solutions. The acquisition allows LPKF AG to strengthen this segment in financial and operational terms.

LPKF Laser & Electronics AG is headquartered at Garbsen near Hanover. In 2010, LPKF boosted its group revenue by 60% to over EUR 81 million. The acquisition of Motion & Control GmbH and of additional subsidiaries is intended to further advance the growth in different business segments and to enable the company to rapidly implement strategic decisions. Dr. Stefan Duhnkrack of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and his team provided legal advice to LPKF AG on the acquisition.

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