Gleiss Lutz has advised Israeli high-tech company Nova on the acquisition of ancosys GmbH. The acquisition enables Nova to expand into backend semiconductor manufacturing.Listed on Nasdaq and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), Nova is a leading innovator and key provider of metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing.
Ancosys, a privately held company headquartered in Pliezhausen, Germany, is a leading provider of chemical analysis and metrology solutions for advanced semiconductor manufacturing. Ancosys’ automated analytical systems combine flexible architecture with industrial-grade capabilities and support front-end and back-end semiconductor manufacturing.
The acquisition is subject to customary closing and regulatory conditions and approvals and is expected to close within the first quarter of 2022.
The following Gleiss Lutz team acted for Nova: Dr Alexander Schwarz (lead, partner), Dr Reimund Marc von der Höh, Friedrich Baumgärtel (all M&A, Düsseldorf), Muriel Kaufmann (counsel), Jonas Hofer (both Employment, Stuttgart), Dr Alexander Molle (partner), Dr Matthias Schilde (both IP/IT, Berlin), Dr Christian Hamann (partner, Berlin), Dr Manuel Klar (Munich, both Data Protection), Konrad Discher (counsel, Real Estate, Frankfurt), Dr Jacob von Andreae (partner), Aylin Hoffs, Matthias Hahn, Lennart Förster, Tatjana Schmidt (all Public Law/Investment Control, Düsseldorf).