Cerha Hempel, working with Gowling WLG as German counsel, has advised the SAN Group on the acquisition of Germany-based AniCon Labor GmbH and Campus Grundstucks GmbH.
The parties did not disclose any details regarding the purchase agreement.
AniCon Labor was founded in 2005 as a service laboratory. According to Cerha Hempel, “today AniCon is one of Germany's leading lab service providers for livestock and is worldwide known as a modern laboratory center with comprehensive experimental opportunities for poultry, swine, cattle, sheep, goats, and fish.”
According to Cerha Hempel, SAN Group's main businesses are Sanphar (animal health) and bio-ferm (biotechnological crop protection) together with the Austrian construction and real estate company SAN Real, Singapore-based SAN Pacific Investments, and the recently acquired US crop protection and fertilizer company Westbridge.
Cerha Hempel’s team included Managing Partner Albert Birkner, Counsels Katharina Majchrzak and Armin Schwabl, and Senior Associates Nadine Leitner and Alistair Gillespie.
Cerha Hempel did not reply to our inquiry on the matter.