01.09.2021 | Deal Notifications, Press releases

KPMG Law advises Rohde & Schwarz on the acquisition of Zurich Instruments

KPMG Law advises Rohde & Schwarz on the acquisition of Zurich Instruments

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (KPMG Law) advised Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG (Rohde & Schwarz) on the acquisition of Zurich Instruments AG (Zurich Instruments) from its founders.

Founded in 2008, Zurich Instruments develops and manufactures measuring instruments for scientists and engineers worldwide. The company’s core offerings include lock-in amplifiers, impedance analyzers, arbitrary waveform generators, and the first commercially available quantum computer control system.

The Rohde & Schwarz technology group is a provider of solutions in the fields of Test & Measurement, Technology Systems, and Networks & Cybersecurity. With the strategic investment through the acquisition of all shares in Zurich Instruments, Rohde & Schwarz is further expanding its Test & Measurement business unit and positioning itself in the field of quantum computing for one of the global technologies of the future.

Together with KPMG AG in Switzerland, KPMG Law carried out in particular the legal due diligence and accompanied the purchase agreement negotiations. KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft provided comprehensive tax and financial due diligence support for the project.

Consultant Rohde & Schwarz:

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH: Dr. Daniel Kaut, LL.M. (Partner, Nuremberg),

Maximiliane Prüm

(Senior Manager, Düsseldorf, Corporate/M&A), both lead partners;
Dr. Anna-Kristine Wipper
(Partner, Berlin, IP Law),

Thorsten Jansen

(Senior Manager, Cologne, IT and Data Protection Law), Dr. Gerrit Rixen (Partner, Cologne),

Dr. Alexander Roos

(Senior Manager, Düsseldorf), both Antitrust; Associates:

Moritz Graf Stenbock-Fermor

(Düsseldorf, Corporate/M&A), Felix Schnorr (Berlin),

Marie-Valentine Goffin

(Düsseldorf), both IP law

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft: Jürgen Schlangenotto (Partner, Frankfurt a.M., M&A), Tobias Ackert (Partner, Munich, Tax), Claus Buhmann (Partner, Munich, Financial), Gabriel Kurt (Partner, Hamburg, Export Control Law)

KPMG AG, Switzerland: Jörg Kilchmann (Partner, Zurich, Corporate/M&A, Lead), Fabio Rohrer (Manager, Zurich, Corporate /M&A), Simon Juon (Partner, Zurich, Tax)

Rohde & Schwarz Inhouse Legal: Martin Steubing, LL.M., Attorney at Law (in-house counsel)


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