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Hogan Lovells Advises Martek Biosciences Corporation on Sale to Royal DSM N.V.

21 December 2010

NEW YORK, 21 December 2010 – Hogan Lovells has advised Martek Biosciences Corporation on its sale to Royal DSM N.V. for $1.09 billion in cash in a transaction announced today, which is expected to close in the first or second quarter of 2011.

Martek is a leader in the innovation, development, production and sale of high-value products from microbial sources that promote health and wellness through nutrition.

Representing Martek in the transaction were the following Hogan Lovells lawyers and their practices, led by Corporate Practice partner Michael Silver: Corporate: Michael Silver, Alexander Johnson, Joseph Connolly, William Intner, Roberto Zapata, Mark Schoenfelder, and Julian Seiguer; Antitrust, Janet McDavid; Environmental, Scott Reisch; Intellectual Property, Valerie Brennan; Employee Benefits, William Neff; Tax, Scott McClure; and FDA, Martin Hahn. 

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