Frankfurt - Leading global law firm Mayer Brown advised BHF-BANK AG on the financing of the acquisition of lichtbasis meissner-spahn gmbh (lichtbasis) by Finatem Beteiligungsgesellschaft. Established in 2000, lichtbasis is one of Europe’s leading wholesalers for lighting technology. The acquisition was made as a primary leveraged and owner buyout with management retaining a 25% stake. The transaction volume was not disclosed. It was the first time for Mayer Brown to advise BHF on the financing of a leveraged acquisition.

The Mayer Brown team working on the transaction included partners Markus Strelow (lead) and Dirk-Peter Flor as well as Counsel Alexa Metzger (all Banking & Finance, Frankfurt).