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11 January 2024
press release

Austria: Schoenherr advises HID on acquisition of ZeroSSL

Schoenherr advised HID Global Corporation, an international provider of secure identity products, on the acquisition of all shares in ZeroSSL GmbH, a company providing solutions for the creation and management of website security certificates.

The firm provided comprehensive legal advice, covering every facet of the due diligence and M&A process.

HID Global Corporation, an independent brand of ASSA ABLOY Group headquartered in Texas, is a manufacturer that provides products and services to securely access physical and digital places in more than 100 countries. The company has over 4,000 employees worldwide.

ZeroSSL GmbH is a provider of a secure suite of SSL management and security tools for businesses, including free 90-day certificates as well as one-year multi-domain and wildcard certificates. The company is trusted by over 500,000 customers worldwide and seeks to make it easy to request, verify and renew the certificates that are needed to secure websites.

The Schoenherr team advising on the acquisition was led by Robert Bachner (partner) and Daniel Wadl (attorney at law) and further consisted of Marco Thorbauer (partner), Teresa Waidmann (counsel), Alexander Pabst (attorney at law), Anna Visontai (attorney at law), Nikolaus Stepan (associate), Markus Fasching, (associate), Florian Terharen (associate), Hanna Elisabeth Kirschner (associate) and Maximilian Czernin (associate).