DLA Piper, Cuatrecasas advise on TRUMPF´s acquisition of Lantek

DLA Piper has advised the German multinational group TRUMPF on the acquisition of the Basque company Lantek, the latter advised by Cuatrecasas

Germany´s TRUMPF has announced the acquisition of Basque Country-based Lantek, a sheet metal software company that develops processing solutions for machining and manufacturing applications. The acquired company’s sheet metal processing software runs independently from the machine manufacturer. According to TRUMPF, the acquisition supports its customers’ needs across the sheet metal process chain, as well as its smart factory solution portfolio.

Lantek is headquartered in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The company is a leading global provider of systems and software solutions for companies in the sheet metal and metal cutting and processing sector, with a presence in 14 countries and employs more than 220 individuals. It will continue to operate under its current name. An integration under the TRUMPF brand is not planned and Lantek continues committed to neutrality and independence from all machine tool builders.

The TRUMPF Group is one of the world’s leading companies in machinery, laser technology and electronics for industrial applications. In the financial year 2019/20, the company – which employs around 14,300 people worldwide – had a turnover of €3.5 billion.

DLA Piper’s multi-jurisdictional team for this project has been jointly led by Madrid office Commercial partner Teresa Zueco (pictured left), and DLA Piper managing partner in Germany Dr. Benjamin Parameswaran. The team also included Madrid office Commercial associates Héctor Gómez, Alejandra Castañeda and Carlos Fuerte. DLA Piper’s cross-border team also included lawyers from more than ten jurisdictions, including members from the UK, US, France, Germany and China.

TRUMPF was also advised by in-house counsel Dewi Kusuma (pictured centre).

Cuatrecasas advised Lantek with a team led by Bilbao office Tax partner Elvira Azaola (pictured right), together with Commercial/Corporate senior associate and head of the Vitoria office Kepa Izaguirre and junior associate Mikel Puyadena Izaguirre.

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