Bär & Karrer advises Archroma on acquisition of BASF textile chemical business

Archroma, a supplier of products and solutions to the textile, paper, adhesives and coating industries and a portfolio company of SK Capital Partners, has agreed to acquire the global textile chemical business of German chemical company BASF. Bär & Karrer acted as legal adviser to Archroma.

The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.

The Bär & Karrer team included Markus Wang (intellectual property); Christoph Neeracher and Luca Jagmetti (M&A); and Till Spillmann (finance/M&A).

Willkie Farr & Gallagher in Frankfurt acted as German counsel to Archroma. The Willkie team was led by Mario Schmidt (M&A/private equity) and included partners Dr Patrick Meiisel (tax), Dr Christian Rolf (HR) and Rolf Hünermann (compliance/antitrust) and associates Dr Maximilian Schwab (corporate), Dr Stephanie Schmidt-Ehemann (corporate), Wolfgang Münchow (corporate), Jochen Riechwald (HR), Dr Axel Wahl (corporate), Jörg Walzer (tax), Patrick Wacker (corporate) and Dr Jan Claudio Munoz (corporate).