Gleiss Lutz advises Topcon on public purchase offer

Today, Topcon Europe B.V., a subsidiary of the Japanese Topcon Corporation, launched a voluntary public purchase offer for 50.1 percent of the shares in ifa systems AG at a price of EUR 15.20 per share.  

ifa systems AG is one of the leading providers of software, IT services, web applications and medical information systems in the field of eye care. It is listed in the Entry Standard of the German Stock Exchange. ifa’s management supports Topcon’s public purchase offer and – together with a group of other shareholders – will tender its shares into Topcon’s offer (totalling approximately 850,000 shares, corresponding to approximately 31%).  

Topcon is a Japanese manufacturer of optical devices for use in ophthalmology and optometrics. The company has roughly 4,150 employees worldwide; Topcon Corporation is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.  

Topcon was advised by the following team of Gleiss Lutz lawyers: Dr. Adrian Bingel, Dr. Michael Burian, Dr. Christian Cascante (all partners), Maike Sauter, Dr. Markus Martin, Dr. Jan Stenger, Lucie Haller von Hallerstein (all Corporate/M&A, Stuttgart), Dr. Christian Arnold (partner), Dr. Matthias Deyhle (both Employment, Stuttgart), Hannah Bug (Intellectual Property, Berlin), Anna Karpf (Dispute Resolution, Stuttgart), Sonja Miletzki (Restructuring, Stuttgart), Dr. Sebastian Sonn (Antitrust, Stuttgart), Dr. Eva Koch (Public Law, Düsseldorf).