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CMS Germany advises Coherent on acquisition of Rofin-Sinar

Coherent is to acquire Rofin for USD32.50 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at approximately USD942 million. 

The transaction is expected to close within six to nine months, subject to approval by Rofin stockholders, regulatory approvals in the US and other countries as well as other customary closing conditions.

A team from CMS Germany led by Frankfurt-based partner Dr Heike Wagner advised Coherent on the transaction. CMS has been a regular legal advisor to Coherent for many years and advised Coherent, among others, on the acquisitions of Lumera Laser GmbH and Innolight GmbH.

Founded in 1966, Coherent is one of the world's leading providers of lasers and laser-based technology for scientific, commercial and industrial customers. For the year ended October 3, 2015 the Santa Clara, California, company had net sales of USD802.5 million.

Rofin-Sinar Technologies, which has operational headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan, and Hamburg, Germany, posted net sales of USD519.6 million for the year ended September 30, 2015. It is a leading developer, designer and manufacturer of lasers and laser-based system solutions for industrial material processing applications. The company focuses on developing key innovative technologies and advanced production methods for a wide variety of industrial applications based on a broad scope of technologies.

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