King & Wood Mallesons has advised Walden International on the acquisition of Memphis Electronic AG and Memphis Electronic Hongkong Ltd. (Memphis Electronic) from its private owners. CMS has advised one of the private shareholders of Memphis Electronic AG and Memphis Electronic Hongkong Ltd.
Memphis Electronic is a globally active specialized distributor of memory semiconductor devices. Founded in Germany in 1991, the company mainly serves small and medium-sized customers. With more than 20 lines, Memphis Electronic has a wide product portfolio. In Hongkong, Memphis Electronic also manufactures its own memory modules for use in commercial computers. Memphis will become part of the most comprehensive portfolio of storage products in the world under the newly established holding company Neumonda.
Walden International was founded in Silicon Valley in 1987 and is a leading global investment firm focused on investments in the technology sector. In addition to its headquarters in San Francisco in the USA, Walden International has offices in six other locations in Asia Pacific and Israel. The Walden International’s team has a cross-cultural background and extensive experience in the semiconductor industry. The investor and the specialist for memory products aim to continue Memphis Electronic’s global growth story together.
The KWM team included Dr. Sandra Link, Dr. Tilmann Becker, Dr. Xianrui Wang, Heling Zhang (PSL), Dr. Katrin Thoma, Julian Buhr (PSL) (all Corporate/M&A, Frankfurt); Dr. Johannes Reitzel (Employment, Frankfurt); Rudolf Haas, Mirjam Goß-Kudo, Zuhal Uysal (PSL) (all Finance)(all Frankfurt); Xu Ping, Jingchuan Zhao (both Corporate/M&A, Beijing); Jingjing Jiang, Liwen Wu (both Corporate/M&A, Hong Kong).
The CMS team included Dr Hendrik Hirsch, Partner, Frankfurt/Main, Dr Berrit Roth-Mingram, Senior Associate, Frankfurt/Main, Maxine Notstain, Senior Associate, Frankfurt/Main, all Corporate/M&A, Jörg Schrade, Partner, Munich, Tax, Kai Neuhaus, Partner, Moritz Pottek, Senior Associate, both Regulatory, Dr Ulrike Glück, Partner, Michael Munzinger, Counsel, Chris Ni, Stephen Wu, Counsel, Angela Shen, Lei Shi, Junior Associate and Dr Nicolas Wiegand, Partner.
Involved fees earner: Xu Ping – King & Wood; Tilmann Becker – King & Wood Mallesons; Julian Buhr – King & Wood Mallesons; Mirjam Goss-Kudo – King & Wood Mallesons; Rudolf Haas – King & Wood Mallesons; Jingjing Jiang – King & Wood Mallesons; Sandra Link – King & Wood Mallesons; Johannes Reitzel – King & Wood Mallesons; Katrin Thoma – King & Wood Mallesons; Zuhal Uysal – King & Wood Mallesons; Xianrui Wang – King & Wood Mallesons; Liwen Wu – King & Wood Mallesons; Heling Zhang – King & Wood Mallesons; Jingchuan Zhao – King & Wood Mallesons;
Clients: Walden International;