Bosch is expanding its expertise in MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems). Arioso Systems, based in Dresden, Germany, is to become part of the Bosch Sensortec GmbH. Bosch and Arioso Systems entered into a binding agreement. Arioso Systems emerged from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems and research activities at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg in 2019 and is one of the most innovative providers of MEMS micro speaker technology. The acquisition is subject to approval by the antitrust authorities.
Hengeler Mueller advised Bosch on the transaction. The team was led by partners Thomas Meurer and Bernd Wirbel (both M&A) and included partners Wolfgang Kellenter (IP/IT), Christoph Stadler (Antitrust), Dirk Uwer (Public Law) (all Düsseldorf), Christian Hoefs (Employment, Frankfurt) and Gunther Wagner (Tax, Munich), counsel Moritz Rademacher (Public Law) and Anja Balitzki (Antitrust) (both Düsseldorf) as well associates Benedikt Statz M&A), Kira Fritsche (IP/IT), Jan Schülting (Public Law), Sara Jungewelter (Antitrust) (all Düsseldorf), Mona Geimer (Employment) and Jan Henry Adami (Tax) (both Frankfurt).