LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP is advising Fujitsu Services on the acquisition of the majority of shares in TDS AG in Neckarsulm. Corporate partner Dr. Ruediger Herrmann from the firm’s Frankfurt office is leading the team advising on this transaction. He is assisted by partners Mark Walker, Dr. Ulrike Binder, and Dr. Hans-
Georg Kamann, who are advising in the areas of corporate law, capital markets law, and cartel law, respectively. Fujitsu Services will acquire most of the shares from the financial investor General Atlantic. Other shareholders have also offered their shares to Fujitsu Services. As a result, Fujitsu Services will hold 79.1 percent of the shares. The
transaction still requires approval by the relevant cartel authorities.
A public takeover offer will be submitted subsequently.
The London office of Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw has been advising Fujitsu Services for
several years. This transaction constitutes another milestone for the firm’s Frankfurt office in
terms of its record of advising the IT industry, having expanded its existing relationship with the client to include this significant matter, advising on both corporate and IT-law.
Fujitsu Services is a subsidiary of the Fujitsu Group and operates as an IT service provider across Europe. Fujitsu Services designs, implements, and operates application and IT-
infrastructure. Through the acquisition, the service provider intends to strengthen its market position in Germany and send a clear signal to the market of its European growth strategy.
TDS operates in IT outsourcing, IT consulting and HR services. The company offers its services to both medium-sized and significant commercial customers.
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