Latham & Watkins Advises Amphenol Corporation in its US$1.7 Billion Acquisition of MTS Systems

A corporate deal team advised the high-technology interconnect, antenna, and sensor solutions company in the transaction.

December 09, 2020

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH) (Amphenol), a leading provider of high-technology interconnect, antenna, and sensor solutions, announced a definitive agreement under which it will acquire MTS Systems Corporation (Nasdaq: MTSC) (MTS), a leading global supplier of advanced test systems, motion simulators, and precision sensors, for US$58.50 per share in cash, or approximately US$1.7 billion, including the assumption of outstanding debt and liabilities, net of cash.

Latham & Watkins LLP represents Amphenol in the transaction with a corporate deal team led by Orange County and New York partner Charles Ruck and New York partner Robert Katz, and associates Amro Suboh, Christopher Lee, Christopher Martinez, and Jacob Walsh in Orange County and associate Hera Liao in New York. 

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