Willkie Represents Motus in Acquisition of Johnson Controls' Headliner and Sun Visor Business

June 5, 2014

Motus Integrated Technologies, an affiliate of Atlas Holdings LLC, completes acquisition of the headliner and sun visor business of Johnson Controls, Inc. in North America and Europe.

On June 2, it was announced that Willkie client Motus Integrated Technologies, an affiliate of Atlas Holdings LLC, completed its acquisition of the headliner and sun visor business of Johnson Controls, Inc. in North America and Europe.

Holland, Michigan-based Motus, with 2,000 employees, is a privately held Tier 1 supplier of automotive interior products to the world’s automakers. The company is focused on establishing itself as a premier, global interiors supplier providing best-in-class quality, service and innovation to global OEMs.

With more than 12,000 employees at more than one hundred facilities worldwide, Atlas Holdings is an industrial holding company headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. Atlas operates in a number of industrial sectors, including automotive, building materials, capital equipment, energy, industrial services, packaging, pulp, paper, tissue, steel and logistics, among others.

The deal was handled by a cross-border, multidisciplinary Willkie team led by partner A. Mark Getachew, including New York: partners Richard Reinhold, Christopher Peters, Jordan Messinger and Thomas Henry, special counsel Cindy Chernuchin and associates Jared Nicholson, Erin Kinney, Kapiljeet Dargan, Rose Ohanesian, Justin Elliot, Elizabeth Case, Melissa Fischetti, Mia Ellis and Meghan Hungate; Washington: of counsel William Thomas and associate Barbara Block; Paris: partners Eduardo Fernandez, Alexandra Bigot and Pierre Ullman, special European counsel Brice Pommies and associates Ruben Grouchka and Delphin Boucher; and Frankfurt: partner Dr. Andreas Hautkappe, national partner Dr. Christian Rolf and associates Stephanie Schmidt-Ehemann, Marco Mueller and Enno Appel.