February 10, 2021
Latham & Watkins is advising Lectra on its announced plan to acquire the entire capital and voting rights of US-based Gerber Technology, a global provider of integrated software and automated hardware solutions, for approximately €300 million. Lectra, a key Industry 4.0 player in the fashion, automotive and furniture industries, designs smart industrial solutions — software, equipment, data, and services — that help brands, manufacturers, and retailers develop, produce, and market their products.
Paris corporate partner Olivier du Mottay and New York corporate partner Eyal Orgad led the Latham team, with associates Elise Pozzobon, Jack Welsh, and Sophia Choi. Advice was also provided on tax matters by New York partner Jocelyn Noll, with associate Lea Li; on benefits and compensation matters by Washington, D.C. partner Adam Kestenbaum, with associates Kirk Porter and Jason Xi; on intellectual property matters by Washington, D.C. partner Jeremiah Wolsk, with associate Mohammad Akhavannik; on data privacy and security matters by Bay Area counsel Robert Blamires, with associate Sam Maerz-Boening; on government contracts matters by Washington, D.C. counsel Kyle Jefcoat, with associate Julia Lippman; on environmental matters by New York counsel David Langer, with associate Qingyi Pan; on compliance and sanction matters by Washington, D.C. partner Eric Volkman; on CFIUS matters by Washington, D.C. partner Jim Barker; and on antitrust matters by Washington, D.C. partner Mandy Reeves, London Partner Jonathan Parker, Washington, D.C. counsel Peter Todaro, and Brussels counsel Rita Motta, with associates Gregg Bonné and Chloé Spyratos.