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WilmerHale Advises Linde On The Sale Of Its Forklift Truck Division Kion

November 8, 2006

WilmerHale is advising Linde AG on antitrust and competition law issues in connection with the sale of Linde's forklift truck division Kion to a consortium of financial investors comprising Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. Worth € 4 billion, the transaction signed last weekend remains subject to clearance by the antitrust authorities.

Previously this year, WilmerHale also represented Linde on all aspects of antitrust and competition law with regard to its takeover of the BOC Group.

The Kion transaction was supported by a Berlin-based team of lawyers consisting of Partner Ulrich Quack, Counsel Dr. Jan Heithecker and Associates Dr. Alexander Jüngling, Christian Wörz and Angelika Peck. In Washington DC, Counsel Janet Durholz Ridge advised on deal.

For further information, please contact:

Ulrich Quack, Partner
Tel. +49 30 20 22 63 32