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MKS Instrument acquires Atotech

5 July 2021 – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) will acquire Atotech Limited (NYSE: ATC) for a purchase price of USD 5.1 billion in cash and stock. Subject to regulatory approval, closing is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.

MKS Instruments is a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity. Atotech is a leading supplier of specialty chemical processes and equipment for the printed circuit board, chip carrier and semiconductor industries, as well as decorative and functional surface finishing. Atotech operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 4,000 people.

The Walder Wyss team advising MKS Instruments on the Swiss aspects of this transaction is led by Boris Räber (Managing Associate, Corporate/M&A) and Dominik Hohler (Partner, Corporate/M&A) and includes Maurus Winzap (Partner, Tax), Janine Corti (Counsel, Tax) and Lucas Nanchen (Trainee Lawyer, Corporate/M&A).

DLA Piper, led by Tim Lake and Jonathan Earle in the UK and Jonathan Klein in the US, acts as lead counsel on the transaction for MKS Instruments.