Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz advised FUCHS PETROLUB SE on the purchase of Deutsche Pentosin-Werke GmbH by a FUCHS-subsidiary. The Wedel-based company has been well-known as one of the leading manufacturers of quality lubricants and specialities for the international automotive industry for more than 80 years. The transaction is subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities. Deutsche Pentosin-Werke GmbH generated sales revenues of EUR 135 million in the financial year 2014. The company has 190 employees and two German production locations in Wedel and Dormagen as well as a smaller subsidiary in Sao Paolo, Brazil. FUCHS PETROLUB is a global Group based in Germany, which develops, produces and distributes around 10,000 lubricants and related specialties across the world. The Group, which was founded in 1931, with its headquarters in Mannheim, ranks number one among the world's independent lubricant providers. The Group has a workforce of 4,000 employees in a total of 50 operating companies worldwide.
Involved for SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz were Dr. Heino Rück (Corporate/M&A, SZA-lead counsel) as well as Dr. Stefanie Birmanns (Antitrust), Prof. Dr. Kristian Fischer (Administrative Law), Ruth-Maria Thomsen (Real Estate), Dr. Ben Steinbrück (Corporate/M&A), Dr. André Reinhard (Labour Law) and Steffen Henn (IP/IT). Inhouse lead counsel for FUCHS was the head of the legal department, Dr. Meinhard Grodde.