May 25, 2022

Mayer Brown advises Lear Corporation on the acquisition of I.G. Bauerhin

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Mayer Brown is advising Lear Corporation, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, on the acquisition of I.G. Bauerhin (IGB).

Lear (NYSE: LEA), serves every major automaker in the world and ranks 186 on the Fortune 500. The acquisition will advance Lear’s vertical integration and expand its product offerings.
Mayer Brown has been successfully advising Lear Corporation in Germany and UK for several years on several M&A transactions, joint ventures and corporate and commercial matters.

IGB, a global leader in seat climate control, is headquartered in Gruendau-Rothenbergen, Germany, has more than 4,000 employees at nine manufacturing plants in seven countries. As provider of thermal comfort products since 1976, IGB systems can be found on a wide range of vehicles, from luxury to high-volume, niche and electric vehicles, produced by nearly all global automakers.

The Mayer Brown team was led by Corporate & Securities partner Dr. Marco Wilhelm, and included: Corporate & Securities – counsel Dr. Malte Richter and senior associate Tina Hoffmann, associate Inga Rupp (Frankfurt); Employment & Benefits – counsel Vanessa Klesy and senior associate Dr. Marius Höfler (both Frankfurt); Intellectual Property – counsel Konstantin von Werder (Frankfurt) and senior associate Benjamin Beck (Düsseldorf); Real Estate – counsel Andreas Hilfrich, senior associate Benjamin Schulz and associates Hannah Bommes and Christian Gerhards; Tax – partner Volker Junge and senior associate Kai Yan (all Frankfurt).


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