Frankfurt, 8th October, 2020
PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) has advised Messer, the largest family-run specialist for industrial, medical and specialty gases worldwide, on negotiations and drafting of agreements to acquire a majority stake in Hans Müller HMP Medizintechnik GmbH. The closing of the transaction is still subject to regulatory approval by antitrust authorities.
With this merger of two family-run companies, Messer is expanding its home care business and will also immediately begin servicing the German market. Up until now, Messer was operating in the home care sector in Austria, Belgium, France, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania.
Messer Group plans to continue the patient-oriented entrepreneurial approach of Hans Müller Medizintechnik. Hans Müller Medizintechnik GmbH employs some 165 people and, as part of Messer Medical Home Care Holding GmbH, it will continue to operate under its own name and the direction of Managing Director Hans Müller.
Advisors to Messer Medical Home Care Holding GmbH:
Carsten Knecht, LL.M (Head of M&A Legal & Group Legal Counsel), Isabelle Weidemann,
LL.M (Group Legal Counsel)
PwC Legal (Frankfurt):
Dr Simon Dürr (lead), Dr Angelika Bartholomäi, Georg F. Buchenhorst (all Corporate / M&A)
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