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Freshfields Advises Beiersdorf on Its Acquisition of Coppertone

May 14, 2019

NEW YORK & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2019--

The international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (‘Freshfields’) has advised Beiersdorf AG (‘Beiersdorf’) on its acquisition of the Coppertone business from Bayer AG. The corresponding purchase agreement was signed yesterday by both companies. Coppertone is among the oldest and best-known sun protection brands in the United States. As part of the transaction, Beiersdorf will acquire the intellectual property rights of the Coppertone business and a production plant in Cleveland (Tennessee, United States), as well as approximately 450 employees. The transaction is valued at USD 550 million. With this acquisition, Beiersdorf will be a leading player in the US market, which is the world’s largest market for sun protection products.

The transaction is subject to antitrust approval by the relevant authorities and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.

Freshfields has advised Beiersdorf in all relevant legal areas with an international team of lawyers predominantly from Germany (Dusseldorf and Hamburg) and the United States (New York and Washington, DC).

The Freshfields team comprises:

  • Partners: Stephan Waldhausen (Lead, Dusseldorf), Peter Lyons (New York), Paul Humphreys (New York), Klaus Beucher (Dusseldorf), Uta Itzen (Dusseldorf), Mary Lehner (Washington), Claude Stansbury (Washington), Timothy Harkness (New York), Matthias Koch (Dusseldorf) and Menachem Kaplan (New York).
  • Associates: Milena Manos (New York), Philipp Bönig (Dusseldorf), Daniel Lim (New York), Sascha Arnold (Hamburg), Thomas Granetzny (Dusseldorf), Tobias Timmann (Dusseldorf), Kevin Kay (New York), Karen Kim (New York), Patric Urbaneck (Dusseldorf), Jörg-Peter Kraack (Hamburg), Tobias Pukropski (Dusseldorf), Tanja Temmert (Dusseldorf), Anja Mehrtens (Dusseldorf), Julian Reinecke (Dusseldorf), Dominik Flaig (Munich), Ya Ma (Beijing) and Marissa Yu (New York).

Notes to editors:

About Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world’s leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on groundbreaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,800-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading local firms. Our commitment, local and multinational expertise, and business know-how means our clients rely on us when it matters most.

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CONTACT: In the US

Nicholle Romero

Nicholle.romero@freshfields.com

+1 212 284 4987

In Germany

Heiner Seidel

Heiner.seidel@freshfields.com

+49 69 27 30 84 25

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE LEGAL

SOURCE: Freshfields

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