GER / CZ – Magna Automotive Europe’s Acquisition of Klein Automotive

Noerr advised Magna Automotive Europe on the deal. Havel & Partners advised the sellers.

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Magna Automotive Europe GmbH, part of the Cosma Group of Magna International, announced the acquisition of the Czech company Klein automotive s.r.o.

With a production plant in Stity,  Eastern Bohemia, Klein automotive produces automotive parts by stamping, welding, machining, heat treatment and assembly to a broad range of OEM and Tier 1 customers. According to Czech press reports the transactions is this year´s largest in the automotive sector in the Czech Republic.

Canada-based Magna group is a global leader in the automotive industry with a world-wide turnover of approx. USD 40bn and 159,000 employees, from which 5,400 work in ten production sites in the Czech Republic alone.

The Noerr team was led by Partner Barbara Kusak (Picture) and Senior Associate Michal Janicek and included Associated Partner Petr Hrncir, Senior Associate Lucia Luptakova, Associates Barbora Safarikova and David Nemecek, and Legal Advisors Anezka Vecerova and Pavel Hrdy.

The Havel & Partners team consisted of Partner Vaclav Audes, Managing Associate Silvie Kiraly, and Paralegal Filip Pavlik.