Allen & Overy advises Merck on takeover
Allen & Overy has advised German pharmaceutical and chemical group Merck on its £1.6bn takeover offer of Luxembourg-based AZ Electronics Materials.
The acquisition, contingent on the approval by antitrust authorities and a minimum acceptance level of 95 per cent of the shares, will boost Merck’s offering of speciality chemicals to the electronics industry.
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