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Hubert Segan

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Hubert Segan

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Hubert is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisition, joint ventures, corporate governance and group reorganisation.

He has more than 20 years of experience and specialises in public and private M&A, joint ventures, stock exchange law, capital market transaction, corporate governance and group reorganisations.

He acts for French and international clients on a range of domestic and cross border matters.

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Herbert Smith Freehills advised Lumibird on the completion of its acquisition of Convergent Photonics from Prima Industrie

International business law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has advised Lumibird, the European leader in laser technologies, in the completion of the cross-border acquisition of the 'Convergent Photonics Business' from Prima Industrie.

The transaction has envisaged a complex structure by combining a share deal on the Italian side with an asset deal for the US part. In particular, Lumibird has acquired Prima Industrie's subsidiary, Convergent Photonics Italia (which, after closing, has been named 'Lumibird Photonics Italia'), while Lumibird Photonics USA (formerly Quantel USA), a subsidiary of Lumibird, has acquired the assets and activities relating to the carrying out of the ÒConvergent BusinessÓ from Prima Industrie North America.

The closing of the transaction occurred on 31 August 2023, following the lifting of all conditions precedent and, in particular, the obtainment of the regulatory approvals.

This acquisition is a new step in Lumibird's investment strategy and has a double strategic interest by strengthening its strategic positioning in semiconductors and very high-power fibre lasers, and by opening up new market segments. This acquisition will enable Lumibird to become an independent supplier of critical components and will give it greater capacity for innovation in terms of materials and components.

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