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Gleiss Lutz: Billion dollar transaction: Geberit is allowed to take over Sanitec


The sanitary technology group Geberit is allowed to take over the ceramic manufacturer Sanitec Oyi, which is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange. After more than 90 percent of the Sanitec shareholders have accepted the public takeover offer of around 1.1 billion euros, the necessary approvals from the European antitrust authorities are now available. Gleiss Lutz advised Geberit on antitrust law.


Gleiss Lutz's mandate included carrying out the merger control proceedings in Germany, and Kanhzlei coordinated the proceedings in Austria, France, Poland and the Netherlands.

In this country, Sanitec is mainly represented by the Keramag brand. With the takeover of Sanitec, the Geberit Group becomes the market leader for sanitary products in Europe.

Gleiss Lutz already supported the company in 2010 in the European Commission's sanitary antitrust proceedings, in which Geberit was acquitted.

Involved people

Gleiss Lutz for Geberit:

Dr. Matthias Karl, lead, antitrust law, partner, Stuttgart

Patrick GrĂ¼ner, Antitrust Law, Stuttgart

Participating law firms

Source: Gleiss Lutz