Stuttgart, 11 June 2015
Menold Bezler, together with Hashidate Law Office, has advised Meidensha Corporation (“MEIDEN”) on the acquisition of Tridelta Überspannungsableiter GmbH, a surge arrester manufacturer based in Hermsdorf, Thüringen, Germany (“TÜG”). TÜG mainly manufactures and supplies station-class surge arresters in both porcelain and polymer insulators, serving over 120 countries as well as its home markets in Europe.
MEIDEN developed and supplied the world's first gapless metal oxide surge arresters for electric power systems in 1975, dramatically improving surge arresters’ performance against multiple lightning strikes and contamination.
With the acquisition of TÜG, MEIDEN has three surge arrester business bases worldwide, in Japan, China and Germany. MEIDEN, in recent years, has been developing and expanding its surge arrester business mainly in Asia through its production bases in Japan and China. By acquiring TÜG with its business base in Europe as a strategic base, MEIDEN will further increase its global presence and will expand its surge arrester business in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Central and South America.
Advisors on behalf of Meiden:
The Menold Bezler team consisted of Dr. Andreas Wölfle (lead, Partner, Corporate/M&A), Dr. Steffen Kircher (Partner, Real Estate), Valerie Gundlach, Dr. Maike Huneke (Corporate/M&A), Steffen Bolai (Real Estate), Dr. Frieder Werner (Employment), Elisabeth Mauder (IP), Laurent Meister (IT) and Steffen Follner (Banking and Finance; all Stuttgart).
The Hashidate Law Office team was led by Yuko Kojima, Partner, and comprised Makoto Sato and Kaoru Akeda (all Tokyo).