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Hogan Lovells Advises Shareholders on Sale of Axeon to Johnson Matthey

29 November 2012

LONDON, 29 November 2012 - Hogan Lovells advised the shareholders, Ironshield ABS Limited and management on the £40.6 million sale of the Axeon Group (Axeon) to Johnson Matthey. The acquisition completed in October 2012 and was announced on 21 November 2012.

Axeon is a specialist in the design, development and manufacture of integrated battery modules and systems for customers in the automotive industry and in high performance non-automotive applications such as cordless power tools and e-bikes.

The Hogan Lovells team advising the management was led by Co-Head of private equity Alan Greenough, supported by Of Counsel Keith Woodhouse, associate Monika Przygoda and trainee Alex Browning; real estate senior associates Simon Keen and Graham Cutts; IP associate Emma Fulton; tax associate Matt Legg; employment associate Matt Towers; and partner Marek Wroniak and paralegal Michal Bialobrzeski on Polish law aspects; and Counsel Patrick Mittmann on German law aspects.

Commenting on the transaction, Alan said:

"We have worked with Axeon for some time and are pleased to have advised the shareholders on the sale. The business now has every opportunity to develop and grow under Johnson Matthey's ownership."  

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