28.07.2016

Luther advises the sale of measurement equipment manufacturer Discom to British Spectris group

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has supported the sale of DISCOM – Elektronische Systeme und Komponenten GmbH, the manufacturer of measurement equipment in Göttingen, which is active in the area of acoustic quality analysis, to the British Spectris corporation. The corporation listed at the London Stock Exchange specialises in the manufacture and sale of precision instruments and controls. With the takeover of DISCOM it will expand its offer of test instruments specifically for the automotive industry.

Background

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has supported the sale of DISCOM – Elektronische Systeme und Komponenten GmbH, the manufacturer of measurement equipment in Göttingen, which is active in the area of acoustic quality analysis, to the British Spectris corporation. The corporation listed at the London Stock Exchange specialises in the manufacture and sale of precision instruments and controls. With the takeover of DISCOM it will expand its offer of test instruments specifically for the automotive industry.

The medium-sized company DISCOM, which until now was privately held, is integrated by Spectris into its business area "Testing and Measurement", and thus will be part of the global network of the Spectris portfolio company Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S (Denmark).

About DISCOM

Discom develops and distributes systems for acoustical quality analysis. The systems are in use world-wide in the automotive industry and their partners for the test of units in the production environment. Customers include car companies like Daimler, Fiat, General Motors, Volkswagen and their suppliers. The installation sites include Europe, North and South America, China and India. A team of 18 employees in Göttingen / Germany is responsible for the projects.  <link http: www.discom.de external-link-new-window>

www.discom.de

About Spectris

Spectris plc (LSE: SXS) is a leading supplier of productivity-enhancing instrumentation and controls. Spectris operates across four business segments which reflect the applications and industries it serves: Materials Analysis, Test and Measurement, In-line Instrumentation and Industrial Controls. Headquartered in Egham, Surrey / United Kingdom, the Company employs around 8,300 people with offices in more than 30 countries. <link http: www.spectris.com external-link-new-window external link in new>www.spectris.com

For Discom

Luther, Mergers & Acquisitions: Dr Andreas Blunk, MLE (Of Counsel, Lead), Dr Thomas Halberkamp (Partner), Dr Sebastian Rabe, MLE, Dr Daniel Schubmann (all Hanover)

Luther, Employment: Dr Gunnar Straube (Partner), Dr Jennifer Rasche (both Hanover)

Luther, IT/IP: Dr Kay Oelschlägel (Partner, Hamburg)

Luther, Tax: Jens Röhrbein (Partner, Hanover), Nicole Fröhlich (Partnerin), Tilo Künstler, Ramona Hubracht, LL.M. Taxation (all Frankfurt am Main)

Author
Dr Andreas Blunk, MLE

Dr Andreas Blunk, MLE
Partner
Hanover
andreas.blunk@luther-lawfirm.com
+49 511 5458 16564

Nicole Fröhlich

Nicole Fröhlich
Partner
Frankfurt a.M.
nicole.froehlich@luther-lawfirm.com
+49 69 27229 24830

Dr Thomas Halberkamp

Dr Thomas Halberkamp
Partner
Hanover
thomas.halberkamp@luther-lawfirm.com
+49 511 5458 17663

Dr Kay Oelschlägel

Dr Kay Oelschlägel
Partner
Hamburg
kay.oelschlaegel@luther-lawfirm.com
+49 40 18067 12175

Jens Röhrbein

Jens Röhrbein
Partner
Hanover
jens.roehrbein@luther-lawfirm.com
+49 511 5458 20129

Ramona Hubracht, LL.M. Taxation

Ramona Hubracht, LL.M. Taxation
Counsel
Frankfurt a.M.
ramona.hubracht@luther-lawfirm.com
+49 69 27229 24660