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ADVANT Altana and ADVANT Beiten Advise Amphenol on Acquisition of the CMR Group from LBO France

Paris/Berlin, 27 January 2023 – ADVANT Altana and ADVANT Beiten have advised NYSE-listed Amphenol on the acquisition of the CMR Group from LBO France. The parties agreed not to disclose the transaction volume.

Amphenol is one of the world's largest suppliers of high-tech connection, sensor and antenna solutions used across across sectors including automotive, broadband communications, commercial aviation and aerospace, industry, information technology and data communications.

CMR operates in 12 countries and employs more than 1,000 people worldwide. For many years, CMR Group has built up a strong international presence and a solid customer portfolio of leading companies.

In recent years, CMR Group, supported by LBO France, has diversified its business, and completed several acquisitions, including Costronic, specializing in renewable energies, and Procaly Group, specializing in the railway sector.

The ADVANT Beiten team led by partners Dr Christian von Wistinghausen and Susanne Rademacher advised on all German and Chinese legal aspects of the transaction and also coordinated the legal aspects relating to India and the UK.

ADVANT Beiten has been advising Amphenol regularly on M&A transactions in Germany for several years. The success of this cross-border transaction is the result of the excellent cooperation of ADVANT's cross-border teams and an expression of the strong alliance.

Advisors to Amphenol:
ADVANT Beiten: Dr Christian von Wistinghausen, Tassilo Klesen (both Berlin), Susanne Rademacher (Beijing, all Corporate/M&A), Uwe Wellmann (Berlin), Christoph Heinrich (Munich, both Antitrust) for the German and Chinese legal aspects of the transaction

ADVANT Altana: Jean-Nicolas Soret (Lead Partner), Fabien Pouchot, Eléonore Vucher-Bondet and Léonie Bontoux (all Corporate/M&A), Mickaël d'Allende, Laura Beserman and Kevin Bellolo (all Employment), Louis des Cars (Public), Jean-Guy de Ruffray, Camille Raclet (both IP/IT)

Advisor to LBO France:
JEANTET: Philippe Matignon, David Hallel, Henriette Barrois and Gabriel di Chiara

Media Contact
Frauke Reuther
Manager Kommunikation
+49 (69) 75 60 95 - 570

Dr Christian von Wistinghausen
Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
+49 (30) 26471 – 350


ADVANT Altana and ADVANT Beiten Advise Amphenol on Acquisition of the CMR Group from LBO France.pdf




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Dr Christian von Wistinghausen

Rechtsanwalt, LL.M.


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Susanne Rademacher



Tassilo Klesen_ADVANT Beiten

Tassilo Klesen




Uwe Wellmann

Rechtsanwalt, LL.B. DLS (London), Licensed Specialist for Intellectual Property Law


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Christoph Heinrich