Orrick advised French technology leader UnitySC, a Fogale Nanotech subsidiary, on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in
German optical inspection systems expert HSEB Dresden GmbH.
Following the acquisition, the group’s extended line of leading-edge process control solutions will provide a unique and essential inspection and metrology capability to semiconductor manufacturers. Together, the group’s offerings span substrate, front-end-of-line (FEOL) manufacturing, wafer-level packaging, 3D ICs and power semiconductors.
Headquartered in Montbonnot, France, UnitySC is recognized worldwide as a key player in inspection and metrology. It provides standard and customized
solutions adapted to specific industrial needs and constraints, enabling a new era in process control. UnitySC forms part of the Fogale Nanotech group, a diversified French industrial group with a focus on sensory technology.
Headquartered in Dresden, Germany, HSEB Dresden is a leading supplier of
optical inspection, review and metrology for high-value semiconductor applications.
UnitySC was advised by an Orrick team led by Munich partner Fabian von Samson-Himmelstjerna
, Paris senior counsel Olivier Edwards
, and Munich managing associate Markus Schmid
. The team also included partners Christian Schröder
(Data Privacy IT/IP, Düsseldorf), André Zimmermann
(Employment Law, Düsseldorf), Till Steinvorth
(Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Anne-Sophie Kerfant
(Tax, Paris), and Felix Schäfer
(Real Estate, Düsseldorf), as well as associates Karl Ehrenberg
(M&A and Private Equity, Munich), Olivier Vuillod
(M&A and Private Equity, Paris), Louisa Kallhoff
(Employment Law, Düsseldorf), and Rudy Marouani