Bosch Sensortec’s Acquisition of Arioso Systems

Hengeler Mueller advised Bosch on the transaction.

Bosch is expanding its expertise in MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems). Arioso Systems, based in Dresden, Germany, is to become part of the Bosch Sensortec GmbH. Bosch and Arioso Systems entered into a binding agreement.

Arioso Systems emerged from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems and research activities at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg in 2019 and is one of the most innovative providers of MEMS micro speaker technology. The acquisition is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities. 

Bosch Sensortec GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH, develops and markets a wide portfolio of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors and solutions tailored for smartphones, tablets, wearables and hearables, AR/VR devices, drones, robots, smart home and IoT (Internet of Things) applications.

The Hengeler Mueller team was led by partners Thomas Meurer (Picture) and Bernd Wirbel (both M&A) and included partners Wolfgang Kellenter (IP/IT), Christoph Stadler (Antitrust), Dirk Uwer (Public Law) (all Düsseldorf), Christian Hoefs (Employment, Frankfurt) and Gunther Wagner (Tax, Munich), counsel Moritz Rademacher (Public Law) and Anja Balitzki (Antitrust) (both Düsseldorf) as well associates Benedikt Statz M&A), Kira Fritsche (IP/IT), Jan Schülting (Public Law), Sara Jungewelter (Antitrust) (all Düsseldorf), Mona Geimer (Employment) and Jan Henry Adami (Tax) (both Frankfurt).

Involved fees earner: Jan Adami – Hengeler Mueller; Anja Balitzki – Hengeler Mueller; Kira Fritsche – Hengeler Mueller; Mona Geimer – Hengeler Mueller; Christian Hoefs – Hengeler Mueller; Sara Jungewelter – Hengeler Mueller; Wolfgang Kellenter – Hengeler Mueller; Thomas Meurer – Hengeler Mueller; Moritz Rademacher – Hengeler Mueller; Jan Schülting – Hengeler Mueller; Christoph Stadler – Hengeler Mueller; Benedikt Statz – Hengeler Mueller; Dirk Uwer – Hengeler Mueller; Gunther Wagner – Hengeler Mueller; Bernd Wirbel – Hengeler Mueller;

Law Firms: Hengeler Mueller;

Clients: Bosch;

Federica Tiefenthaler

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler