SKW Schwarz advises Ariens on acquisition of AS-Motor

10.05.2021

SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte has advised the US multi-brand group AriensCo on the acquisition of owner-managed AS-Motor GmbH.

Even after the complete takeover by Ariens, the AS-Motor brand is to be retained; management will remain in the hands of Maria Lange, the granddaughter of AS-Motor's founder.

AriensCo, headquartered in Brillion in the US state of Wisconsin, employs around 1,700 people. The company is led by fourth-generation owner Dan Ariens and produces zero-turn rotary mowers, lawn tractors and snow blowers under the Ariens, Gravely and Countax brands, among others.

AS-Motor GmbH, a family-owned company based in Bühlertann, Germany, sells mowing equipment for the tall grass segment and landscape maintenance and is the market leader in these areas in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Advisor AriensCo:

SKW Schwarz Rechtsanwälte, Munich: Dr. Sebastian Graf von Wallwitz, LL.M. (Lead, Corporate/M&A), Eva Bonacker (Counsel, Corporate, Antitrust), Alexander Möller (Employment Law, Frankfurt), Hanna Karl (Counsel, Employment Law), Dr. Stefan Peintinger, LL.M. (Counsel, IP); Associate: David Solberg (Corporate)

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