Paris/Hamburg/Frankfurt, Jan. 26, 2018 – An international Bryan Cave M&A team, led by Partner Fabrice Bouquier (Paris), Partner Michael Leue and Counsel Hubertus Schröder (both Hamburg), advised the Yantai Taihai Group, headquartered in Yantai, China, on the acquisition of insolvent Duisburg Tubes Production AG (DTP). DeHeng-Shi & Chen Associés in Paris also advised Yantai Taihai in France. The purchase price will remain confidential. 

DTP is known for the development and production of precise tubes made of zirconium for use in the nuclear industry. The company emerged from the French AREVA group in the course of a carve-out in 2014. In April 2016, DTP filed for insolvency in debtor in possession proceedings with the competent local court Duisburg.

The closing of the transaction took place after clearance by the German Ministry of Economy under the new tightened German foreign investment control regime.

The Yantai Taihai Group is a privately held international Chinese industry group active in all fields of metal processing and a supplier for the energy sector.  In Europe, the Yantai Taihai Group is mainly active via its participation in the French Manoir Group.

Advisers Yantai Taihai Manoir Group

Bryan Cave Paris
Fabrice Bouquier, Partner (Lead, Corporate, M&A)

Bryan Cave Hamburg
Dr. Michael Leue, Partner (Lead, Corporate, M&A)
Dr. Hubertus Schröder, Counsel (Lead, Corporate, M&A)
Tonio Sadoni, Associate (Corporate, M&A)
Dr. Maximilian Karacz, Associate (Corporate, M&A)
Dr. Martin Lüderitz, Counsel (Employment)
Jens Peters, Associate (Employment)
Dominik Weiß, Counsel (IP)

Bryan Cave Frankfurt
Stefan Skulesch, Of Counsel (Tax)

DeHeng-Shi & Chen Associés Paris
Renlin Shi, Partner (Corporate)

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