Berlin, 11th June 2021

A multidisciplinary team from PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) and PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (PwC Germany) has provided comprehensive legal and tax advice to CHERRY Group on the acquisition of Active Key GmbH & Co. KG, a leading manufacturer of hygienic, washable keyboards and mice for medical and industrial applications based in Pegnitz, Germany. With the acquisition, CHERRY Group intends to expand its product portfolio in the healthcare sector as well as to serve the increasing demand in this area.

CHERRY Group is a leading global manufacturer of computer input devices and switches for mechanical keyboards, based in Auerbach in der Oberpfalz. CHERRY Group employs about 500 employees in production facilities and subsidiaries in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, China, Austria and the USA.

Advisors to CHERRY:

PwC Legal:

Gerhard Wacker (Nuremberg, Lead), Moritz Gröning, Joy Otto Neugebauer (both Berlin), Lars Spiller (Nuremberg, all Corporate/M&A), Susanne Zühlke, Gerung v. Hoff (both Berlin, both Antitrust); Tobias v. Tucher, Beate Schindlbeck, Lukas Lundbeck (all Munich, all IP/IT)

PwC Germany (Tax):

Annette Wassen (Berlin), Christian Schubert (Munich, both Lead), Marcel Jundt (Frankfurt on the Main), Merve Dilan Daimagüler, Beate Wölfer (both Berlin)

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