Gleiss Lutz has advised Centre Testing International Group Co., Ltd on the deal. McDermott Will & Emery has advised imat-uve Group GmbH and its shareholders.
Centre Testing International Group Co., Ltd. (“CTI”), a leading Chinese service provider for testing, inspection and certification, announced the acquisition of 90% of the shares in imat-uve gmbh, a German automotive service provider.
Established in 2003 and headquartered in Shenzhen, China, CTI provides testing, inspection and certification services and one-stop solutions for a broad range of industries. It employs more than 10,000 employees and operates a network of more than 150 laboratories in over 70 locations around the world.
imat-uve is a German design and engineering company specialized in providing testing services in the areas of textile and automotive since its incorporation in 1989. In addition to its German headquarters in Mönchengladbach, the company has subsidiaries in China, the USA, Mexico and South Africa.
The Gleiss Lutz team, headed by Dr. Michael Burian (Picture – partner, lead, Frankfurt) and Dr. Yixiao Li (Stuttgart, both M&A): Josefine Wiegand (Stuttgart, M&A), Iris Benedikt-Buckenleib (counsel), Kathrin Haag (both competition law, both Munich), Dr. Johann Wagner (partner), Dr. Hendrik Marchal (counsel) (both Hamburg, tax, Hamburg), Dr. Stefan Lingemann (partner, Hamburg), Josefine Chakrabarti (both Berlin, employment), Dr. Jacob von Andreae (partner), Aylin Hoffs, Lennart Förster (all Düsseldorf, public law), Maximilian Leisenheimer (Frankfurt, real estate).
The McDermott team advising imat-uve Group was led by Norman Wasse, comprised Partners Gudrun Germankowski, Christian Rolf, Oliver Hahnelt, Counsel Nikolas Koutsós, Christian Krohs, Deniz Tschammler and Heiko Kermer, as well as Associates Marion von Grönheim, Ding Han, Lukas Deutzmann and Ilva Woeste.
Involved fees earner: Iris Benedikt-Buckenleib – Gleiss Lutz; Michael Burian – Gleiss Lutz; Josefine Chakrabarti – Gleiss Lutz; Lennart Förster – Gleiss Lutz; Kathrin Haag – Gleiss Lutz; Aylin Hoffs – Gleiss Lutz; Maximilian Leisenheimer – Gleiss Lutz; Yixiao Li – Gleiss Lutz; Stefan Lingemann – Gleiss Lutz; Hendrik Marchal – Gleiss Lutz; Jacob von Andreae – Gleiss Lutz; Johann Wagner – Gleiss Lutz; Josefine Wiegand – Gleiss Lutz; Lukas Deutzmann – McDermott Will & Emery; Gudrun Germakowski – McDermott Will & Emery; Oliver Hahnelt – McDermott Will & Emery; Ding Han – McDermott Will & Emery; Heiko Kermer – McDermott Will & Emery; Nikolas Koutsós – McDermott Will & Emery; Christian Krohs – McDermott Will & Emery; Christian Rolf – McDermott Will & Emery; Deniz Tschammler – McDermott Will & Emery; Marion von Grönheim – McDermott Will & Emery; Norman Wasse – McDermott Will & Emery;