Monday, April 15, 2024

CMS advises URG on Robotnik acquisition

CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo has advised United Robotics on the acquisition of 60% of Robotnik Automation SLL, developer of robots for industrial applications


United Robotics Group (URG) has announced the agreement to acquire a majority stake in Robotnik Automation S.L.L. (Robotnik), a leading-edge provider of technologies in mobile service robotics, headquartered in Valencia, Spain.

With this acquisition, United Robotics Group advances its strategy of asserting the leading
position in the European robotics market through organic growth and acquisitions.
Robotnik Automation has a 20-year track record in design, manufacturing and marketing
mobile robots and mobile manipulators. The technology and quality in products and services have established the company’s presence in international markets such as Korea, Japan, China, Singapore, USA, France, Germany and Italy. Additionally, the company has a strong reputation for the development of engineering and R&D projects.

“We have been working with Robotnik as our strategic partner and I am delighted to see the company join our group. We will benefit from 70 highly experienced robotics experts,
especially in the areas of R&D and Software. This investment will support us in the
development of further applications for CobiotX, the third generation of robots for humans”,
states Thomas Linkenheil, Co-CEO of United Robotics Group. ”We look forward to working with the local management team around Roberto Guzmán and Rafael López who are leading the company since the very beginning. We are very confident to leverage synergies”.

With this acquisition URG moves forward with its expansion strategy and reinforces its leading position in the European service robotics market. It also extends the firm’s presence in the technology sector.

The transaction, which involved negotiations with the 32 partners of the target, was led by Corporate/M&A partner Luis Miguel de Dios, together with senior associates Elena Alcázar and Aleksandra Czajka and associate David Jódar.

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