Osborne Clarke advises A‑Gas on the acquisition of Arthur Friedrichs Kaeltemittel GmbH. The company has supplied refrigerants for more than 60 years and the acquisition gives A‑Gas a foothold in the European automotive market, where Arthur Friedrichs Kaeltemittel is a key player. The company also provides products to the OEM market, services equipment and offers expertise on new installations. The acquisition is subject to clearance from competition authorities in Germany and Austria.
A‑Gas is an international group of companies and a market leader in the supply of refrigerants within its core territories in the UK, Australia and South Africa, and is rapidly growing its market share in Asia, Americas and Continental Europe. A-Gas plans to further invest in the company, based near Hamburg, by building a refrigerant reclamation facility – a growing sector of the refrigerant market.
An Osborne Clarke team led by Corporate Partner Dr Fabian Christoph advises A-Gas on the acquisition. The team also includes Dr Thies Goldner, Alexandra Nautsch (both M&A Corporate), Dr Thomas Grünvogel (Commercial), Dr Sebastian Hack (Antitrust), Mattis Aszmons (Employment law), Katharina Stypulkowski (Real Estate), Joachim Breithaupt and Florian Merkle (both Tax).