February 7, 2019

Milbank Advises Ardian and d&b audiotechnik on Acquisition of Its Chinese Distributor


Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP has advised the private equity investor Ardian and its portfolio company d&b audiotechnik on the acquisition of its Chinese distributor in Hong Kong and Mainland China. d&b audiotechnik, headquartered in Backnang near Stuttgart, Germany, is one of the world's leading suppliers of premium audio technology and produces high-end audio reinforcement systems for mobile and installed applications. The company and its former Chinese distribution partners are now realigning their successful cooperation by establishing d&b audiotechnik Greater China Ltd. in Hong Kong, the company’s third Asian-Pacific subsidiary of nine subsidiaries worldwide. 

A Milbank team led by Sebastian Heim comprehensively advised Ardian and d&b audiotechnik on corporate, tax, antitrust and finance law. Likewise, Milbank advised Ardian in connection with the acquisition of d&b audiotechnik group in 2016.

Advisor to Ardian/d&b audiotechnik: Milbank, Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP

Sebastian Heim (lead), Norbert Rieger (both Corporate/M&A, Munich), David Kuo (Capital Markets/M&A, Hong Kong), Thomas Ingenhoven (Finance, Frankfurt), Matthias Schell (Tax, Munich), Alexander Rinne (Antitrust, Munich), Patrick Droese (Corporate/M&A, Munich), York Wu (Capital Markets/M&A, Hong Kong), Thomas Möller (Finance, Frankfurt), Fritz Schuchmann (Corporate/M&A, Munich).