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Wolf Theiss and Clifford Chance Advise on Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces' Acquisition of Technistone

Wolf Theiss and Clifford Chance Advise on Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces' Acquisition of Technistone

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Wolf Theiss has advised Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces on its acquisition of Technistone, a global manufacturer of quartz. Clifford Chance advised Technistone on the transaction, which remains subject to regulatory approvals and is expected to close in September of 2019.

Wilsonart, a global engineered surfaces company with headquarters in Austin, Texas, manufactures and distributes high-pressure laminate, quartz, solid surface, and other engineered surface options for use in the office, education, healthcare, residential, hospitality, and retail markets. It operates under the Wilsonart, Resopal, Polyrey, Arborite, Laminart, Bushboard, Shore, Mermaid, Ralph Wilson, KML, and Durcon brands. 

Technistone is a manufacturer of engineered quartz stone that has specialized in the industry for more than 20 years. The company is located in the Czech Republic and successfully exports quartz slabs to more than 75 countries around the world.

The Wolf Theiss team was led by Sofia-based Partner Richard Clegg and Prague-based Partners Robert Pelikan and Jitka Logesova and included Counsel Jochen Anweiler, Senior Associates Katerina Kulhankova, Sabina Krajickova, and Irina Dekova, and Associates Barbora Malimankova and Hanna Gerstner.

The Clifford Chance team included Partner Alex Cook, Counsel Michal Jasek, Associates Ludvik Ruzicka and Veronika Kinclova, and Junior Lawyers Tomas Prochazka and Martin Urban.

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