Dentons has advised the shareholders of the Meopta Group on the sale of the company to Carlyle. White & Case and, reportedly, Linklaters and Latham & Watkins advised Carlyle.
Financial details were not disclosed.
The Meopta Group is a manufacturer of optical, opto-mechanical, and opto-electronic solutions. Carlyle is an investment firm.
According to Dentons, “with the acquisition of Meopta, Carlyle will seek to support the company’s growth in partnership with its management team by diversifying its mix of end markets and customers, capturing the opportunity in more advanced built-to-spec use cases through an increased focus on R&D, capitalizing on attractive opportunities in a diverse range of end markets and expanding its international presence through the creation of a direct sales network, and improving its operations.”
The Dentons team included Budapest-based Partner Rob Irving, Counsel Kamran Pirani, Senior Associate Ekaterina Dorkhova, and Associates Sebastian Ishiguro and Aliz Wulcz; Prague-based Managing Partner Petr Zakoucky, Partners Evan Lazar, Zdenek Kucera, and Petr Kotab, Counsel Lukas Vymola, Senior Associate Adam Prerovsky, and Associates Petr Mueller, Tomas Pavelka, Michal Vik, Katerina Kucerova, Matej Pavlik, Tomas Jonas, and Jan Sedlak; and additional lawyers from the firm's London, New York, Short Hills, and Frankfurt offices.
The White & Case team included Prague-based Partner Jonathan Weinberg, Local Partner Jan Jakoubek, Counsel Jan Parik, and Associates Lukas Pavlik, Monika Sedlackova, Katerina Hudeckova, Vinh Ngo The, Milan Horak, Tadeas Matys, and Magdalena Lajdova, as well as further team members in London.