Gleiss Lutz advises Exyte on the acquisition of Kinetics Group

Gleiss Lutz has advised the Exyte Group on the acquisition of Kinetics Group. Exyte and the investment company Quadriga Capital have signed corresponding agreements. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction is subject to the approval of the relevant authorities.

Kinetics specialises in meeting the needs of the biopharma and semiconductor industries. The company's clients include globally operating technology and market leaders. Kinetics offers a global presence with more than 20 locations worldwide. Its engineering, production, and service capacities are spread across Asia, Europe, and North America. In 2023, around 2,500 employees generated revenue of above EUR 500 million. 

Exyte is a global leader in the design, engineering, and delivery of ultra-clean and sustainable facilities for high-tech industries. With cutting-edge expertise developed over more than a century, the company serves clients in the sophisticated markets of semiconductors, battery cells, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and data centers. Exyte offers a full range of services from consulting to managing the implementation of built complete solutions with the highest standards in safety and quality to its customers worldwide. Exyte creates a better future by enabling key industries to enhance the quality of modern life. In 2023, the company generated sales of EUR 7.1 billion with around 9,900 employees worldwide.

From the Exyte Group, Dr. Jochen Oelert and Stephen Rieth were primarily responsible for M&A and Dr. Klaus Taraschka and Dr Steffen Liebendörfer for Legal.

The following Gleiss Lutz team led by Dr. Jochen Tyrolt (Stuttgart, partner), Dr. Fabian Mumme (Düsseldorf) and Dr. Nico Holtkamp (Stuttgart, all Corporate/M&A) has advised Exyte:

Johannes Schrägle (counsel), Dr. Oliver Wolf, Dr. Bosede Staudenmayer, Dr. Valentin Zemmrich (all Stuttgart, all Corporate/M&A), Dr. Stefan Mayer (partner), Dr. Leonhard Kornwachs (both Frankfurt, both Tax), Dr. Matthias Karl (partner), Dr. Philipp Pichler (counsel, both Stuttgart, both Competition/Antitrust), Dr. Jacob von Andreae (partner), Aylin Hoffs, Matthias Hahn, Vivien Etzkorn (all Düsseldorf, all Public Law/Foreign Trade Law), Dr. Rut Steinhauser (partner), Anke Siemer-Arcq (both Berlin, both Employment), Frank Schlobach (partner), Dr. Jan-Alexander Lange (counsel), Dr. Marcel Beck, Jana Pinto Escaleira, Natascha Krasucka-Schmid (all Frankfurt, all Banking & Finance), Dr. Manuel Klar (counsel, Munich, Data Protection), Dr. Tim Weber (partner, Frankfurt), Lesley A. Milde (Hamburg), Michael P. Clever (Frankfurt, all Real Estate), Dr. Simon Wagner (counsel), Sophie Römer (both Stuttgart, both Commercial) Dr. Herwig Lux (counsel), Sebastian Walling (both Stuttgart, both IP/Tech).