Allen & Overy has advised BNP Paribas in connection with a capital increase of around €100m (£85m) executed by AIXTRON.
The capital increase is to be effected through private placement by means of an accelerated bookbuilding process. AIXTRON will issue 10,223,133 new shares from the authorised capital to international institutional investors at a price of €9.90 per share. The offering represents almost 10 per cent of the registered share capital of AIXTRON prior to the transaction.
BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank are acting as joint bookrunners for the transaction.
The Allen & Overy team comprised partners Dr Oliver Seiler (international capital markets) and Gernot Wagner (US corporate finance), as well as senior associates Dr Camilla Kehler-Weiß (international capital markets) and Dr Susanne Lenz (US corporate finance, all Frankfurt).