The Carlyle Group to acquire the Acrotec Group

On December 7, 2020, the global investment firm The Carlyle Group announced that it has agreed to acquire the Acrotec Group, in partnership with its management team, from Castik Capital. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in Q1 2021.

The Acrotec Group is a leading independent supplier of high precision industrial applications to the watchmaking and MedTech industries as well as other high value industrial end markets, such as Automotive, Electronics and Aerospace. The Acrotec Group employs approximately 1,200 people across 18 locations and exports to over 40 countries. Leveraging Carlyle’s global Healthcare expertise and network, the partnership will seek to broaden Acrotec's MedTech business with expansion into new services and geographies in Europe and in the United States.

Lenz & Staehelin acts as Swiss legal advisor to The Carlyle Group in this transaction. The team is led by Andreas Rötheli (Corporate and M&A) and involves Federico Trabaldo Togna and Alix Lauener (Corporate and M&A), Floran Ponce and Maximilien De Ridder (Tax), David Ledermann and Clément Bouvier (Financing), Benoît Merkt and Benjamin Moret (Competition), Ariel Ben Hattar (Capital Markets), Sevan Antreasyan (Intellectual Property), Nathalie Adank and Telma Honegger (Real Estate), as well as Sophie Moine and Patricia Pinto (Employment). Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer acts as lead counsel to The Carlyle Group in this transaction, together with Linklaters, Latham & Watkins and Luther Law Firm.