Deals

Majority stake in RadarServices sold to CYOSS of ESG Group

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Datum:
2018
Branche:
Cyber-Security/Software
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the founders and co-shareholders of RadarServices in the sale of a 51%-stake in RadarServices, the European market leader in Cyber Risk Detection and Response, to CYOSS.

RadarServices Smart IT-Security GmbH, based in Vienna, Austria, is Europe‘s leading technology company in the field of Detection & Response focusing on early detection of IT security risks for corporations and public authorities offered as a Solution or a Managed Service. The company’s cutting-edge, in-house developed technology platform is the basis for building up a client’s Security Operations Center (SOC). In combination with a skilled team of cyber-security experts, state-of-the-art documented processes and best practices, the company also offers SOC as a Service.

CYOSS GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logitik-GmbH and located in Munich, Germany, provides cross-sector data analysis, cyber and IT security service. CYOSS helps its public sector and industry customers to realise the potential of digitization by applying innovative data analytics and also to protect themselves effectively from cyber risks such as cyber attacks, industrial espionage, sabotage and data theft. CYOSS is also operating Germany’s first Cyber Simulation & Training Center.

The newly formed alliance between CYOSS and RadarServices creates the first global player for “Cyber Security Made in Europe”, offering a full-service approach in cyber security services, ranging from consulting and auditing of IT-infrastructures through testing, detection & response and training to a global customer base in more than 170 countries.

MP Corporate Finance supported the founders and its co-shareholders in the execution of this highly potent strategic alliance. “Finding a partner to further leverage the unique business model of  RadarServices as well as to bring in additional capital to secure and accelerate the dynamic growth was the clear aim from the beginning of the project. The structured process with selected strategic players and financial investors subsequently led to a very competitive environment, out of which CYOSS GmbH resulted as the best partner for the future ambitions of RadarServices.” says Roman Göd, Managing Partner of MPCF.

Clondalkin sells confectionery and tea business to Schur Flexibles

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Datum:
2018
Branche:
Packaging
Länder:
Netherlands, Germany, Austria
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to Clondalkin Group in the sale of Cats-Haensel and Nimax, two specialised producers of premium packaging for confectionery and tea markets, to Schur Flexibles Group.

Cats-Haensel is a well-established and highly innovative provider of paper- and film-based flexible packaging solutions for premium confectionary. It comprises two production sites in Rotterdam (NL) and Freital (DE). Nimax is a recognized expert in paper-based high-quality tea tags & envelopes and tobacco inlays with a dedicated plant located in Elst (NL). In 2017 the three locations with about 135 employees generated sales of more than € 30 million.

Schur Flexibles Group, headquartered in Baden (AT), specialises in innovative, high-quality and made-to-measure high-barrier packaging solutions for the food, tobacco and pharmaceutical industries. With the acquisition of Cats-Haensel and Nimax Schur Flexibles strengthens its position in premium packaging for the confectionery and tea markets and Group turnover is likely to grow to over € 400 million in 2018.

Clondalkin Group is an international group of manufacturing companies focused on delivering high quality innovative flexible packaging solutions. Clondalkin Group comprises 8 companies across Europe supplying over 45 countries globally with a turnover of approximately € 350 million.

MP Corporate Finance supported Clondalkin throughout the entire process and executed a tailor-made M&A process to find the best partner for Cats-Haensel and Nimax.

RHI AG sold two fused cast production plants to LIVIA

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Datum:
2017
Branche:
Refractories
Länder:
Austria, Germany, Italy, Poland
Competences:
Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to RHI AG in the sale of Refel S.p.A and CJSC RHI Podolsk Refractories, two fused cast manufacturers, to Munich based Investor LIVIA Corporate Development.

RHI AG is a globally operating supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and services. RHI AG employs c. 7,900 employees, operates around 30 production facilities and more than 70 sales offices, generates a turnover of € 1.7 billion and has recently merged with Magnesita.

Refel S.p.A., headquartered in San Vito al Tagliamento in Italy, is an established leading manufacturer of high quality fused-cast refractory products for the global glass industry.

CJSC RHI Podolsk Refractories, headquartered in Moscow, Russia, is the leading local player in the Russian fused-cast refractory market.

The divestiture of the two production units was motivated by the implementation of a new strategy for the business unit Glass.

LIVIA is an independent industrial holding as well as the private investment firm of Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Löw. LIVIA invests in a diverse spectrum of assets, ranging from corporates, real estate, agricultural, emerging markets, and fine arts & antiques.

MPCF executed the transaction leveraging upon outstanding Carve-out expertise, successfully approaching the challenges related to cutting the ties between the Group and the two targets (incl. IT, Sales, Purchase, Legal). On top of that, the deal team of MPCF secured a confidential process and adopted to the requirements of a publicly listed seller, coordinated six bidders throughout due diligence phase, and led the commercial negotiations in close cooperation with the principals and lawyers.

RHI AG sold its dolomite business consisting of the production sites in Marone, Italy and Lugones, Spain

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Datum:
2017
Branche:
Refractories
Länder:
Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain
Competences:
Carve out, Spin off

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to RHI AG in the carve out of two of its European production plants to fulfil its commitments towards the European Commission following the merger of RHI and Magnesita.

The combination of the two leading refractories players, RHI AG (Austria) and Magnesita Refratários S.A. (Brazil) was approved by the European Commission on June 28th 2017. On September 8th 2017, RHI and Magnesita signed contracts with the German refractories supplier Intocast AG regarding the sale of three European production plants to fulfil their commitments towards the European Commission. The contribution to revenue of the three plants amounted to roughly € 100 million in the financial year 2016.

For the closing of the transaction, the European Commission has to confirm the buyer. The sale of the three production sites is a condition for the execution of the merger of RHI and Magnesita.

The MPCF transaction team supported RHI and Magnesita during the entire divestment process. The team executed financial and operational carve out analysis, liaised with investors and legal teams and facilitated a smooth process in a highly complex deal with multiple stakeholders.

Hinteregger Group sold to PORR

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Datum:
2017
Branche:
Construction
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Erika Brandstetter Hinteregger-Holding GmbH in the sale of Hinteregger Group to PORR.

Based in Salzburg, Austria, Hinteregger Group is specialised in industrial civil engineering, power plant construction and underground construction. With its long-standing history the company can look back on an impressive track record of over 480km of gallery, road and rail tunnels and 49 run-of-river and high-alpine power plants. The group generated an annual production output of about € 220m in 2016 and has a workforce of about 890 employees.

PORR is a publicly listed construction company with its headquarters in Vienna, Austria and a full service provider in building construction, civil engineering and infrastructure construction. With its annual production output of close to € 4bn and over 15,000 employees the company is among Europe’s leading providers.

The takeover of 100% of shares in Hinteregger by PORR enables the two companies to offer their customers an even more comprehensive service range thanks to their highly complementary portfolio and bundled expertise. Hinteregger will continue to operate as an independent part of PORR.

MP Corporate Finance managed the entire process including support for the shareholders of Erika Brandstetter Hinteregger-Holding in structuring and executing the challenging transaction and the commercial lead in negotiations.

DYWIDAG sold to Hinteregger family

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Datum:
2017
Branche:
Construction
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Erika Brandstetter Hinteregger-Holding GmbH in the sale of a 49% stake in DYWIDAG to the Hinteregger family.

In connection with the sale of Hinteregger Group to PORR , the 50% shareholder of Hinteregger, Erika Brandstetter Hinteregger-Holding GmbH, also transferred its stake in Linz-based construction company DYWIDAG to the Hinteregger family, which thus becomes 100% owner in the company.

MP Corporate Finance managed the entire process including support for the shareholders of Erika Brandstetter Hinteregger-Holding in structuring and executing the challenging transaction and the commercial lead in negotiations.

Scheuch acquired Schust Engineering Inc.

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Datum:
2016
Branche:
Plant Construction
Länder:
Austria, USA
Competences:
Buy side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive M&A advisor to Scheuch Group in the acquisition of Schust Engineering Inc., a transaction marking one further step in Scheuch‘s structured globalization campaign.

Scheuch Group is an Austrian specialist in industrial air purification plants and clean-air technology for the wood-, wood-based products-, industrial minerals-, metals- and energy industries. The group‘s operations comprise approx. 1,000 employees in 20 countries.

Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA, Schust Engineering provides EPC services (complex engineering, project management and services) for large scale industrial air pollution control (APC) systems. The Company further employs a team of highly qualified service engineers supporting the Company’s customers in installation and start-up of APC systems on site.

With the acquisition of Schust, Scheuch took the next step to expand its presence in the attractive North American market for industrial APC equipment and components, with Schust acting as turn-key provider for tailored APC solutions, complementing CamCorp’s wide range of standard APC products and equipment.

Giving insight to the transaction is Jürgen Donath, Managing Director and Sector Head of Machinery & Plant Construction at MP Corporate Finance: “Together with Scheuch’s previous acquisition of  CamCorp, the group now runs a sizeable, self-sustaining operation in the US. Both firms’ USPs are highly synergetic and complementary, with individual operations fitting together seamlessly. Together, both Companies position Scheuch as a full-service provider with top-technology capabilities in APC equipment and solutions in North America.”

Leveraging upon its existing contact network and pursuing a structured acquisition process, MP Corporate Finance succeeded in finding the perfect partners for Scheuch, completing transactions beneficial to the sustainable development of all companies involved.

Schur Flexibles Group acquired a majority holding in Drukkerij Zwart

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Datum:
2016
Branche:
Packaging
Länder:
Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Russia
Competences:
Buy side, Buy & Build

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Schur Flexibles Group in the acquisition of a majority holding in Drukkerij Zwart, one of the leading Dutch companies in the flexible packaging sector.

The Schur Flexibles Group with 13 plants and its headquarter in Baden near Vienna and around 1,350 employees has specialised in innovative, high quality and made-to-measure high-barrier packaging solutions for the food, tobacco and pharmaceutical industries.

The acquisition of Zwart marks the first acquisition under the new owner, Lindsay Goldberg, initiating a new phase of growth.

Drukkerij Zwart B.V. supplies international customers in the tea, coffee and confectionary sectors and is increasingly represented on European as well as on international markets. Alongside the very modern and efficient main plant in Amersfoort in the Netherlands, the company also operates a production location in St. Petersburg in Russia. The current management will remain in place and continues to be co-owner of Zwart.

MP Corporate Finance (MPCF) has been retained by Schur Flexibles Group as financial advisor supporting the buy&build approach since 2011. In the context of the contemplated transaction, the project team of MPCF acted as overall project lead. Following the identification of the company, the initial approach of its owners, the valuation and drafting of the offer documentation, MPCF coordinated the due diligence team streamlining information flow towards a focused negotiation phase. MP Corporate Finance led the commercial negotiations in close cooperation with the principals and lawyers towards a mutual signing.

With the acquisition of Zwart, the Group has supplemented its portfolio by a true specialist in packaging production for smaller order sizes and further complemented its high-end product portfolio for well selected niche markets

Closing  of  the  transaction  is  subject  to  approvals  by  competition  authorities  in  certain  countries  and  other customary closing conditions.

KEBA AG acquired Kemas GmbH

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Datum:
2016
Branche:
Automation
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Cross Border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to KEBA AG in the acquisition of Kemas GmbH, the market leader in Germany in the field of customer and employee-operated transfer automation based on RFID Technology.

MP Corporate Finance was exclusively retained by the buyer to advise on the acquisition of an add-on for its existing KePol packaging station unit to further develop KEBA AG’s excellent technological capabilities and backing the business unit’s growth.

KEBA AG has acquired a majority shareholding in Kemas GmbH, with Hans-Jürgen Grämer, founder and CEO, and Björn Grämer, CFO, remaining as minority shareholders.

Founded in 1991, Kemas is the industry-independent technology leader of automated transfer systems to optimise business processes. Kemas has over 600 customers, with well over 4,000 installed systems and 1,000,000 transactions daily.

KEBA AG is an industrial electronics company and has devoted the last 40 years to the development and production of complete, innovative, high-quality automation solutions for the Industrial Automation, Banking and Service Automation, and Energy Automation.

KePol is a reliable, safe, automated solution for picking-up and dropping-off parcels and any kind of goods. Today, KEBA has valuable knowledge from a variety of customer projects across the entire world and is the global market leader with more than 5,000 lockers sold.

Leveraging upon the excellent technological capabilities of Kemas and the extensive customer and distribution network of KEBA, the newly extended business unit intends to accelerate its growth potential over the coming years.

capiton sold Schur Flexibles Group to Lindsay Goldberg

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Datum:
2016
Branche:
Packaging
Länder:
Germany, Austria, USA
Competences:
Cross border, PE-Exit, Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to capiton and the management in the sale of Schur Flexibles Group, a European leader in high-quality flexible packaging products to private equity investor Lindsay Goldberg, represented in Europe by Lindsay Goldberg Vogel.

Headquartered in Baden, Austria, the Schur Flexibles Group is a leading supplier of high value-added flexible packaging solutions for the food, tobacco and pharmaceutical markets. The company covers the entire value chain of the packaging industry, from raw material sourcing to extrusion, printing, lamination and converting.

Schur Flexibles Group was created over the past five years by capiton and the CEO and co-owner Jakob A. Mosser through realization of a buy-and-build concept. Today, the group consists of twelve companies with eleven production sites in Germany, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Poland, Slovakia and Greece. In 2015, the group generated sales of almost € 370 million and employed more than 1,100 employees.

After 8 acquisitions and 1 greenfield investment since 2011, the owners of Schur Flexibles Group have sold their shareholdings to Lindsay Goldberg, represented in Europe by Lindsay Goldberg Vogel. Management remains invested in the company and will continue to grow the group together with the new owners, also through further add-on acquisitions.

Monofrax LLC sold to Callista Private Equity GmbH

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Datum:
2016
Branche:
Construction
Länder:
Austria, Germany, USA
Competences:
Sell side, Carve out, Cross border, Distressed M&A, Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to RHI AG in the sale of Monofrax LLC, a US based manufacturer of fused cast refractory materials that was not considered core business anymore, to Munich based Investor Callista Private Equity GmbH.

RHI is a globally operating supplier of high-grade refractory products, systems and services, which are indispensable for industrial high-temperature processes exceeding 1,200 °C. With roughly 7,900 employees, over 30 production facilities and more than 70 sales offices, RHI generates a turnover of € 1.7 billion and serves more than 10,000 customers from the steel, cement, nonferrous metals, glass, energy and chemical industries. As part of the group’s strategy to focus on its core business, RHI decided to divest non-core ventures to ensure these companies’ sustainable future development under dedicated new ownership.

Monofrax is a leading producer of fused cast refractory materials, mainly used within the construction of furnaces for glass manufacturing and other industries. The company has more than 80 years of experience with refractory materials and offers a very diversified, high quality product portfolio. The company provides the full range of products from commodity to premium fused cased refractory materials.

Munich based Callista Private Equity GmbH acquired 100% of shares in Monofrax LLC in a tender sales process.

Scheuch Group acquired a majority interest in CamCorp Group

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Datum:
2015
Branche:
Anlagenbau
Länder:
Austria, USA
Competences:
Buy side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as M&A advisor to Austrian Scheuch Group in the acquisition of US-based CamCorp Group as part of a structured globalization campaign.

Scheuch Group is an Austrian specialist in industrial air purification plants and clean-air technology for the wood, wood-based products, industrial minerals, metals and energy industries. The group‘s operations comprise approx. 1,000 employees in 20 countries.

CamCorp Group is based in Lanexa, Kansas, in the United States. The group is a specialist provider of industrial filtration equipment. The company provides filter systems of up to 160m³/hour as well as innovative dust collection solutions and material & air conveying equipment.

With the acquisition of CamCorp, Scheuch took an important step to further expand its presence in the large US-American market for industrial air pollution control equipment and components. CamCorp, with its established sales organization, manufacturing network and innovative product solutions, will allow Scheuch to serve existing and new clients for its technologically leading air purification plants and solutions with closer proximity and broader technology portfolio.

Together with the founders of CamCorp, who will retain parts of their shares, Scheuch intends to leverage both CamCorp’s as well as Scheuch’s products and know-how to develop a pan-continental APC partner for demanding industrial clients worldwide.

ARGO SA sold ARGO Egypt to ALPLA Group

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Datum:
2015
Branche:
Packaging, plastic
Länder:
Greece, Egypt, Austria
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Greece-based ARGO SA in the sale of ARGO Egypt, their Egyptian subsidiary, to ALPLA. ARGO Egypt is manufacturing rigid plastic packaging products for the healthcare and food markets.

MP Corporate Finance was exclusively retained by ARGO SA to advise on the engagement of a new strategic partner to further develop ARGO Egypt’s excellent technological capabilities, market positioning and backing the company‘s growth. The transaction underlines MP Corporate Finance’s cross border excellence and packaging industry expertise. The transaction marks the 10th packaging transaction executed in the last 24 months.

ALPLA has acquired 100% of the shares in ARGO Egypt.

Established in 1971, ARGO SA supplies rigid packaging materials for the personal care, pharmaceutical, chemical and food sector. In close collaboration with its customers, the company develops, designs and produces a variety of containers and closures. The company is capable of different manufacturing technologies including extrusion blow moulding, injection blow moulding and injection stretch blow moulding.

Founded in 2011 as a greenfield project northeast of Cairo, ARGO Egypt is a highly successful manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging products for the North African healthcare and food markets. ARGO Egypt is the technological leader in the respective area unrivalled regarding its high quality products.

ALPLA is one of the leading companies in the area of packaging solutions and is renowned throughout the world for producing plastic packaging of the highest quality. Around 16,000 employees at 154 locations across 40 countries produce high-quality packaging for brands in the food, drinks, cosmetics and cleaning industries. ALPLA is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015.

Lenzing AG sold LENO Electronics GmbH to Melecs

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Datum:
2015
Branche:
Electronics, Business Services
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Sell side, Distressed M&A, Carve out

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Austria-based Lenzing AG in the sale of its non-core Mechatronics business LENO Electronics GmbH to Melecs

Lenzing AG, headquartered in Austria, is the world’s leading producer of man-made cellulose fibres. In the course of its continued focus on the core business -man-made cellulose fibers- Lenzing AG disposed of non-core business units of Lenzing Technik. In this context, Lenzing AG sold the Mechatronics business unit LENO Electronics GmbH, based in Schörfling, AT, to the Austrian company Melecs.

Founded in 2004, Lenzing Technik’s Mechatronics business has continuously broadened its customer base in the past years and established itself as a competence centre for the development and production of high-end electronics solutions. Today, LENO Electronics is a leading full-service provider of integrated mechatronics solutions including engineering, manufacturing and assembly for medical technology and industrial applications.

Headquartered in Vienna, Melecs is an internationally active solutions partner for electronics   manufacturing, switchgears and system integration with strong positioning in white goods. With theacquisition of LENO Electronics Melecs further strengthens its footprint in the industrial electronics and medical technology sector.

Isowood majority-acquired by German TWE Group

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Datum:
2015
Branche:
Automotive
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Sell side, PE-Exit

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Isowood in the sale of a majority stake to German TWE Group. Isowood is a technology leader in semi-finished, highly malleable carrier materials produced from natural- and glass fibres mainly for the automotive industry.

MP Corporate Finance was exclusively retained by the owners to advise on the engagement of a new strategic partner to further develop Isowood‘s excellent technological capabilities and backing the company‘s growth. During negotiations with several highly interested international strategic investors, TWE Group crystallised as the optimal partner for Isowood to ensure the sustainable development of the company.

TWE Group has acquired a 90% shareholding in Isowood, with Mag. Nikolaus Ernest, Managing Director of Isowood, keeping the remaining 10%. Invest AG fully divested its shareholdings in the company.

Founded in 1997 in Rudolstadt (DE), Isowood is a leading Tier-2 manufacturer of highly malleable carrier materials produced from natural- and glass Fibres. Although being a comparably small player in the Automotive sector, Isowood is well known in the entire Industry for its outstanding innovation power and exceptional project development competence.

TWE Group is a wholly privately-owned company ranking among the Top 10 independent producers of non-woven fabrics worldwide with revenues of € 300m. The Group is rapidly expanding including the acquisition of Vita in the US earlier this year which makes Isowood an ideal strategic fit in context of the group’s strategy.

INVEST AG is the investment arm of the Raiffeisen bank group of Upper Austria and is one of Austria’s leading private equity funds, with a fund volume of € 150m.

Lenzing Technik’s Blechtechnik sold to GER4TECH

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Datum:
2015
Branche:
AB/MMI, Metal, Business Services
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Sell side, Carve out

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Austria-based Lenzing AG in the sale of its non-core Sheet Metal business to the Upper Austrian company GER4TECH

Lenzing AG, headquartered in Austria, is the world’s leading producer of man-made cellulose fibres. In the course of its continued focus on the core business -man-made cellulose fibers- Lenzing AG disposed of non-core business units of Lenzing Technik. In this context, Lenzing AG sold the Sheet Metal business unit to the Upper Austrian company GER4TECH.

The business unit is a renowned supplier of sophisticated metal processing solutions, including engineering, cutting and punching, assembly, surface treatment and logistics services for various industries. With its extensive material know-how, highest-quality products and unrivalled flexibility Lenzing Technik Blechtechnik has gained a leading position in the local market.

GER4TECH, through its subsidiaries Spießberger GmbH and HMS Mechatronik GmbH, provides metal processing as well as process automation and robotics solutions. With its existing competences in metal processing and entrepreneurial spirit, GER4TECH is the ideal partner for Lenzing Technik’s Sheet Metal business, which will operate under the name Lenzing Blechtechnik GmbH.

Lenzing Technik Automation & Robotik sold to cts GmbH

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Datum:
2015
Branche:
AB/MMI, Business Services
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Sell side, Carve out, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Austria-based Lenzing AG in the sale of its non-core Automation & Robotics business to cts GmbH

Lenzing AG, headquartered in Austria, is the world’s leading producer of man-made cellulose fibres. In the course of its continued focus on the core business -man-made cellulose fibers- Lenzing AG disposed of non-core business units of Lenzing Technik. In this context, Lenzing AG sold the Automation & Robotics business unit to cts GmbH.

The Lenzing Technik Automation & Robotics business unit is a leading integrated provider in the area of process and manufacturing automation solutions as well as electrical, measurement and controls equipment (EMSR) service. The business unit has established local client relationships in the automotive, plant construction and process industry in Austria and Southern Germany.

cts GmbH with headquarter in Burgkirchen (DE), is a renowned supplier in the fields of energy technology, robotics and automation technology. Lenzing Technik’s Automation & Robotics unit ideally complements cts’ existing operations in Germany and Austria and will continue business under the name cts Lenzing GmbH.

ANGER Group majority-acquired and refinanced by Tongtai Machine & Tool Co.

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Datum:
2015
Branche:
Machine tool industry
Länder:
Taiwan, Austria
Competences:
Sell side, Financial engineering, Debt Refinancing

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholders of ANGER Group in the sale of a majority stake to Taiwanese Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Ltd. ANGER is a pioneer in high-performance transfer centres.

MP Corporate Finance was retained by the owners to advise on the engagement of a new strategic partner backing the group’s further growth and to manage the transaction and debt refinancing process. During negotiations with several highly interested international investors, Taiwan-based Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Ltd. crystallized as the optimal partner to accompany the group during globalization.

Tongtai has acquired a 76% shareholding in mbi-group Beteiligung GmbH, the holding of ANGER MACHINING and HELLMERICH, and refinanced the group. The investment of Tongtai provides the companies with independence from bank financing and enables them to advance their market position around the world.

Headquartered in Traun (AT), ANGER is the global market leader for high-performance transfer centres. Through unrivalled precision and production efficiency ANGER transfer centres revolutionized serial part machining processes in the automotive, vehicle and general metal processing industry. ANGER focuses on future-oriented applications for engine, transmission and chassis parts in aluminium or steel.

Based in Seeboden (AT), HELLMERICH is the firm of reference for maximum-precision multi-spindle heads, crown turret heads and precision components for the machine tool sector.

Family-owned, listed Tongtai is one of the largest machine tool companies in Taiwan with an exceptional presence in Asia and a manufacturing network spanning Taiwan, China and Malaysia. Its broad product portfolio covers advanced manufacturing solutions for diverse industries from automotive to general manufacturing and aerospace.

Its technological competence and renowned brand make ANGER an important pillar in Tongtai’s technology accretion and global expansion strategy. The new partner enables ANGER to broaden its international footprint in Asia and America and to roll out the new ground-breaking FLXBL product line.

LENZING AG sold DOLAN GmbH and ECF GmbH to WHEB Partners

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Datum:
2015
Branche:
Plastics
Länder:
Austria, Germany, UK
Competences:
Carve out, Cross border, Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Austrian man-made fibre producer LENZING AG in the spin-off of the company’s acrylic fibre business.

As part of its efforts to further concentrate on its core business of manufacturing man-made cellulose fibres, Lenzing AG agreed to divest its acrylic fibre operations, represented by German DOLAN GmbH and ECF GmbH to UK-based private equity fund WHEB Partners and private investor Mr Jan Verdenhalven.

The sale to WHEB and Mr Verdenhalven sees both companies in capable hands to successfully develop the business and support DOLAN and ECF on their respective growth paths.

DOLAN manufactures high-quality spun-dyed acrylic fibres for demanding applications in soft car tops, outdoor upholstery and awnings, as well as technical acrylic fibres used in industrial filtration, highway construction and high-friction applications such as automotive brake-pads.

A joint-venture with Kelheim Fibres, ECF is a producer of carbon fibre precursor, an acrylic fibre used as raw material in the manufacturing of high-reliability carbon fibres. ECF’s particular precursor is qualified for use in automotive applications as well as interior fitting of aeroplanes and technical applications such as civil engineering.

The combined operations of DOLAN and ECF generated approx. € 70m in sales.

Kresta industries sold Kresta Paper GmbH to GapCon

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Datum:
2015
Branche:
Plant Construction
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Austria-based Kresta industries GmbH in the sale of the technology centre for pulp & paper industry, Kresta paper GmbH, to German GapCon GmbH

KRESTA paper GmbH was founded in 2014, in St. Poelten, Austria and today employs approximately 40 specialists with extensive experience in paper machine technology including process technology, planning and automation. Following the transaction, Kresta paper GmbH will be rebadged as GapCon paper GmbH and will become an independent member of the GapCon group, itself a subsidiary of the German IRLE DEUZ group.

Established in 2006, the GapCon group offers a comprehensive array of services across all aspects of paper machine technology from sales, engineering and manufacture to rebuilds, relocations and complete turn-key project delivery. GapCon has pursued a robust growth strategy opening or acquiring bases in Italy, India and China. Through the acquisition, GapCon further strengthens its positioning as a specialist in pulp & paper.

KRESTA industries will remain supplier and service provider for the pulp & paper industry. In addition, the group advances its international expansion in the area of complex industrial plant construction with a particular focus on the chemical and petro-chemical industry as well as wood, food and pharma industries.

HTI re-capitalized by Investors

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Datum:
2014
Branche:
Automotive, Metal, Plastics
Länder:
Austria, Germany, United Kingdom
Competences:
Sell side, Financial engineering, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance advised Austrian based light material component manufacturer HTI AG in its re-capitalization process. An international consortium of investors took over the majority of shares by way of a capital increase

High Tech Industries AG (HTI AG) is an integrated multi-material lightweight technology group, developing, manufacturing and assembling aluminium and plastic products mainly for the automotive and aircraft industry. The group generated more than € 110 million in total output with a workforce of approx. 850 employees operating at 4 manufacturing sites in 2013.

The consortium of investors consists of Metric Capital Partners, a European Private Equity investor with focus on complex restructuring transactions in the mid-market and ICS Partners an independent, sector-focused investment company with a strong background in the European automotive supplier industry.

The financial restructuring as well as the commitment granted by the new majority owners of the group enables HTI AG to pursue its positive operative development and realize its strategy of serving customers with high-quality products in its technological niche segments.

Kresta acquired majority stake in Triplan

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Datum:
2013
Branche:
Plant Construction
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to KRESTA industries for the acquisition of publicly listed German TRIPLAN AG and the arrangement of the acquisition financing.

In pursuit of its long-term growth strategy KRESTA industries, a leading company in the field of plant construction services for the chemical, petrochemical and paper industries industry acquired the majority of the shares of TRIPLAN AG, one of Europe’s largest independent process engineering and industrial plant construction consulting companies, from Cross Industries AG.

KRESTA’s end-to-end plant construction solutions range from the basic engineering, consulting, over to component manufacturing and erection works to runtime lifecycle services. Headquartered in Austria, KRESTA is active worldwide with around 1,100 employees and at more than 15 industrial sites, generating a turnover of over EUR 180million and being well recognized as one of the leading players within this field.

TRIPLAN, headquartered near Frankfurt and publicly listed, offers high-tech engineering services for constructing complex production, industrial and power plants all over the world. Around 500 employees support customers in projects ranging from on-site operational management to comprehensive general contractor projects. Itsdecentralisedorganisation with branches in all the industrial areas of Germany, Austria and Switzerland is complemented by national sector centres for the chemicals & general plant construction, refinery & petrochemical and life sciences sector focal points, where it stand outs for its expertise in project implementation.

TRIPLAN’s process engineering, onsite-service and EPCM competencies complement the end-to-end value chain of KRESTA, expanding KRESTA’s engineering force with more than 400 specialist engineers.  The acquisition of TRIPLAN AG therefore perfectly fits with KRESTA’s long-term growth strategy and enables KRESTA to significantly strengthen its market position in the plant construction industry, further developing the group into an encompassing one-stop solution provider for clients globally.

MP Corporate Finance also accompanied KRESTA on the last 6 transactions within the previous years, advising on the long-term buy and build strategy and corporate financing. The complex transaction once more proves MPCF’s outstanding expertise in realizing growth-enhancing M&A transactions for plant construction industry clients.

Oecon sold to Portakabin

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Datum:
2013
Branche:
MMI
Länder:
Austria, Germany, United Kingdom
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to Invest AG, bmauctor Holding GmbH and Gföllner Fahrzeugbau und Containertechnik GmbH, as the three shareholders, in the sale of OECON Mobilraum GmbH to Portakabin Ltd.

OECON is active in rental as well as sale of mobile space systems in Germany having built an enviable reputation within this industry over the past 20 years, most notably in construction, construction related industries and a number of other sectors.

Portakabin, based in York, England, is a leading international player in the modular buildings industry with systems offered that enable the creation of buildings of any size, with multiplestoreys for hire and sale. PortakabinLtd’s main activities focus on office, healthcare and education buildings. Portakabin is part of the family-owned British Shepherd Group, founded in 1890 by the Shepherd family and generating an annual turnover of c. € 850 million with a total of c. 3,200 employees.

The acquisition of OECON is a key strategic move and part of the Portakabin Group’s European expansion plans. OECON will complement the current Portakabin operations in France, Belgium and Holland and provide the necessary routes to market for the extensive range of Portakabinmodular buildings within the office, healthcare and education sectors in Germany.

Raiffeisen provided an acquisition financing facility to Schur

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Datum:
2013
Branche:
Packaging
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive debt advisor to flexible packaging specialist Schur Flexibles Group in arranging the acquisition financing facility.

We are glad to announce another successful completion of a debt financing project.

MP Corporate Finance, as exclusive debt advisor to Schur Flexibles Group, arranged an acquisition financing facility. The proceeds were used for the acquisition of a designated target in a well-selected market in order to support Schur Flexibles Group growth strategy.

The credit facility was provided by Austrian Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG.

Schur Flexibles Group is a well-known packaging specialist in Europe with operations in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland and The Netherlands that produces high-end flexible packaging solutions for premium applications in the food, tobacco and health care industry. In 2012, Schur Flexibles Group generated sales of approximately EUR 180 million with an average staff of 770 employees.

Lenzing sold Lenzing Plastics to Invest AG

lenzing
Datum:
2013
Branche:
Plastics
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Sell side, Carve out

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Lenzing AG in the sale of its subsidiary Lenzing Plastics GmbH - one of the world’s leading producers of specialty films, laminates and yarns out of Thermoplastics and PTFE - to a consortium led by Invest AG

As part of its efforts to further concentrate on its core business of manufacturing manmade cellulose fibres, Lenzing AG agreed to sell 85% of its shareholding in Lenzing Plastics GmbH to a bidding consortium led by Invest AG, the investment company of Raiffeisen Banking Group Upper Austria. The consortium also includes OÖ Beteiligungsgesellschaft m.b.H. & Co OG, Tyrol Equity AG and members of the management team.

Lenzing Plastics (LP) is one of the world’s leading producers and converters of specialty films and laminates out of Thermoplastics (such as roof underlinings, cable films or carry handles and tear tapes for consumer packing) as well as fibres and yarns for medical, technical and textile applications out of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). In the 2012 financial year Lenzing Plastics generated total sales of EUR 109.4 mn and an EBITDA of EUR 11.2 mn. The transaction is subject to approval by anti-trust authorities.

KEBA acquired majority stake in Delem

KEBA_Delem-Index
Datum:
2013
Branche:
Electronics
Länder:
Austria, Netherlands
Competences:
Buy side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to KEBA AG, a provider of industrial automation solutions, in the acquisition of Delem bv, a manufacturer of machine controls for the metal processing industries.

DELEM is a leading player in the automation of sheet metal processing machines. KEBA thereby strengthens its position in the automation field and broadens its portfolio of catered industry sectors. MPCF advised KEBA in a structured acquisition process, spanning from the definition of the acquisition strategy through the management of the transaction process until closing.

DELEM B.V., founded in 1976 as Van Doorne’s Electronica voor Machinebouw, is the technological leader in the sheet metal machinery automation segment. As global player, the company has an excellent market position especially in Asia and is highly successful due to a superior business model. Gerhard Luftensteiner, CEO of KEBA AG CEO highlights:

“We are delighted to have acquired DELEM, as it is a company that possesses extensive experience and excellent know-how in press brake automation and supplies outstanding solutions which are relied upon by leading machine manufacturers around the world.”

DELEM’s founders handed over the operations to an experienced management team some years ago, and now subsequently exit as shareholders to KEBA, as new partner fostering the future development of the company. Within the KEBA Group, DELEM will continue to be an independent entity and operations will remain in the hands of the management team. Eddie Draaisma, the DELEM CEO, expresses:

“We are extremely pleased to have KEBA as new owner, as we know that we share a common philosophy of innovation and closeness to the customer. This means that DELEM’s further development can be actively pursued.”

As Gerhard Luftensteiner, the KEBA CEO explains: “As a consequence of the DELEM takeover, KEBA’s industrial automation business area, currently covering the plastics, robotics, packaging and mobile operation/ HMI (Human Machine Interface) segments will grow to include sheet metal working and thereby considerably strengthen our market position. KEBA is thus continuing its systematic internationalization process, involving both expansion and the foundation of new subsidiaries.”About KEBA: KEBA is an internationally successful company with a focus on industrial, banking and services, and energy automation. With its branches in Europe, the USA and Asia, KEBA projects generating sales of around EUR 145 million for the current business year ending March 31, 2013.

KIRCHHOFF Gruppe acquired Pruckner Rehatechnik

Kirchhoff Pruckner
Datum:
2013
Branche:
Automotive
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to KIRCHHOFF Group in the acquisition of Pruckner Rehatechnik, a car conversion company with focus on active and passive mobility solutions for dissabled persons.

Pruckner Rehatechnik is an established and leading Austrian car conversion company focusing on active and passive mobility assistance systems for handicapped people having been active in this specific field for more than 30 years already.

KIRCHHOFF Mobility, with its group companies REHA Group Automotive and Jelschen, is currently active in the German market producing more than 2,000 individually modified cars each year and serving the German market with 7 locations.KIRCHHOFF Group is a leading, family owned, German group of companies with a deep integration into the automotive industry. In 2012 the group generated sales of c. € 1,5 bn with c. 10.000 employees worldwide.

Pöllmann RA sold Müsing to Felbermayr Group

Pöllmann_Müsing_Felbermayr
Datum:
2012
Branche:
Construction
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Cross border, Distressed M&A, Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial adcisor to law office Hanns Pöllmann, the insolvency administrator of RM Beteilugungs GmbH - "Müsing Branch", a provider of specialised construction services & EOD in the trade sale to Felbermayr Group (AT).

Müsing Branch is a well reputed construction specialist with a niche strategy in hydraulic engineering on a small scale, special ground construction (mainly stabilisation and improvement of soils – an activity requiring much specialised know-how) and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), owning all corresponding licenses for this special sort of activities. Since its foundation, the company has realized a stunning number of projects with a geographical focus on Berlin and Brandenburg.

Felbermayr Group is a Europe-wide competent and high-performance partner with over 1,800 employees providing solutions for the most difficult transport problems as well as know-how and expertise in areas such as road, rail and water transport as well as the leasing of cranes, working platforms and lift trucks, and heavy assembly. In the construction field, the service portfolio is rounded out with areas ranging from building construction, underground construction and special ground constructions, demolition, the sale of gravel up to solutions for waste management.

Pöllmann RA sold Hagn Umwelttechnik to Felbermayr Group

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Datum:
2012
Branche:
Construtcion
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Cross border, Distressed M&A, Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to law office Hanns Pöllmann, the insolvency administrator of Hagn Umwelt GmbH, a specialist for hydraulic engineering and environmental construction services in the trade sale to Felbermayr Group.

The Hagn Umwelt GmbH is a well reputed construction specialist with a niche strategy in hydraulic engineering and environmental construction services with a focus on landfill construction. Activities in landfill construction require meeting tough regulations (e.g. European Landfill Directive as well as national regulations). Depending on the kind of landfill, these regulations are for example aiming at sealing, dewatering and re-cultivation. Since its foundation, the company has realized a compelling number of projects all over Europe.

Felbermayr Group is a Europe-wide competent and high-performance partner with over 1,800 employees providing solutions for the most difficult transport problems as well as know-how and expertise in areas such as road, rail and water transport as well as the leasing of cranes, working platforms and lift trucks, and heavy assembly. In the construction field, the service portfolio is rounded out with areas ranging from building construction, underground construction and special ground constructions, demolition, the sale of gravel up to solutions for waste management.

PLUTA RA sold Reinhold Meister to Felbermayr Group

Pluta_Meister_Felbermay
Datum:
2012
Branche:
Construction
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Cross border, Distressed M&A, Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to law office PLUTA, the insolvency administrator of Reinhold Meister GmbH, a specialist for hydraulic engineering, earthworks and pipeline construction, in the trade sale to Felbermayr Group.

Reinhold Meister GmbH is a well reputed and highly experienced construction specialist with a niche strategy in hydraulic engineering and ground engineering. Since its foundation in 1974, the company has realized a stunning number of projects all over Europe. Felbermayr Group is a Europe-wide competent and high-performance partner with over 1,800 employees providing solutions for the most difficult transport problems as well as know-how and expertise in areas such as road, rail and water transport as well as the leasing of cranes, working platforms and lift trucks, and heavy assembly. In the construction field, the service portfolio is rounded out with areas ranging from building construction, underground construction and special ground constructions, demolition, the sale of gravel up to solutions for waste management.

Zurmont Madison acquired AKAtech

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Datum:
2012
Branche:
Electronics
Länder:
Austria, Switzerland
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as Financial advisor to Swiss Zurmont Madison Private Equity in the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Austrian AKAtech - a specialist in high-quality electromechanical assembly and the manufacture of complex wiring harnesses.

Zurmont will provide active financial and industrial support in implementing the next steps towards growth. AKAtech, which has its head office in the Austrian town of Frankenmarkt, currently employs around 350 people at three production facilities in Austria and Slovakia. The company assembles semi-finished goods, as well as complete systems and devices, for customers all over the world. Its high level of expertise in electromechanical production is primarily used for applications in the fields of mechatronics and medical technology. At the same time, the company has also established itself as a specialist in the manufacture of high-quality wiring harnesses. The group generated sales of more than EUR 30 million in 2011.

With Zurmont Madison, the company gets a strong partner, with the previous owners remaining actively involved in the running of the company. Zurmont Madison’s majority interest (55%) will open up access to solid financing solutions and help in the implementation of its ongoing growth strategy. After experiencing rapid growth over the past ten years, the company now faces the next step towards internationalization. In particular, the synergies with Zurmont Madison Group shareholdings featuring similar setups lead to expect the company to continue to develop in a healthy manner.

Donauchemie sold Donau Carbon to INTECO special melting technologies

inteco
Datum:
2012
Branche:
Chemicals
Länder:
Austria, Italy
Competences:
Carve out, Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Donau Chemie AG, in the sale of ist subsidiary Donau Carbon SpA, a plant construction engineering company for air treatment plants, to INTECO special melting technologies GmbH.

Vienna headquartered Donau Chemie AG produces and sells inorganic base chemicals for the chemical industry with three production sites for high qualitative products. As part of Donau Chemie AG’s strategic focus on its core operations, a decision was made to sell 100% of its non-core plant construction activities, being conducted by the Italian subsidiary Donau Carbon Italy.

Donau Carbon Italy, located close to Milano, has a successful history of 30 years and is an engineering and equipment supplying company with the capability and knowledge to develop a huge range of plants in the fields of air treatment and related environmental areas on a global scale. The main technologies are the treatment of volatile organic compounds (VOC), in particular Regenerative Thermal Oxidation Plants (RTO) and Solvent Recovery Plants (SR).

INTECO was founded 1973 in Bruck an der Mur/Austria. INTECO’s expertise and engineering qualities, as well as the offer of customized turn-key solutions have turned INTECO into the worldwide leader providing engineering services and equipment in the field of Primary and Secondary Metallurgical and Casting Equipment such as electric arc furnaces, vacuum degassing units, ladle furnaces and continuous casting machines for the production of steel and Ferro-alloys as well Special Metallurgy with a special focus on all kind of remelting furnaces for the production of high demanding products such as power generation applications and aircraft engines.

Kresta acquired BussChem Tech

kresta_busschem
Datum:
2011
Branche:
Plant construction
Länder:
Austria, Switzerland
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kresta Industries a producer of industrial plants in the acquisition of Buss ChemTech AG, a provider of basic engineering for industrial plants for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, as part of the growth strategy

As part of its sustainable growth strategy KRESTA industries, a leading company in the field of plant construction for the paper, chemical and petrochemical industry acquired the majority of the shares of BUSS ChemTech AG.

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to KRESTA industries and furthermore as arranger for the necessary acquisition financing. KRESTA industries is one of the leading providers of solutions for the paper, chemical and petrochemical industries ranging from the basic engineering via the construction and erection of the plants to the ongoing maintenance work. Headquartered in Austria KRESTA industries is focused on the engineering, construction and maintenance of plants for the paper, chemical and petrochemical industries. With more than 600 employees and more than 15 plants within the German speaking region KRESTA industries is well recognised as one of the leading players within this field.

BUSS ChemTech is a leading technology provider for the chemical industry with more than 60 dedicated engineers and an own development centre for the optimisation and scaling of chemical reactions.

Located in Switzerland BCT is supplying its engineering services to clients from the chemical industry all over the world. The acquisition of BUSS ChemTech enables KRESTA to further strengthen its market position in the chemical industry and to further develop itself to a one-stop solution provider for its client, being able to supply complete chemical plants from the basic engineering, over the construction and erection works to the ongoing maintenance

Hirsch Servo AG refinanced by financial institutions

Hirsch Servo
Datum:
2011
Branche:
Construction
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance represented the majority shareholder of Hirsch Servo AG in the financing process towards financial investors and senior lenders.

During the structured financing process, the majority shareholder of Hirsch Servo AG, Kurt Hirsch Holding GmbH, was advised and represented by MP Corporate Finance in negotiations with international financial investors and a group of senior lenders, leading to the successful implementation of a long-term financing plan, enhancing the future development and prosperity of the group.

Hirsch Servo AG, publicly-traded at the Vienna Stock Exchange, manufactures and sells expandable polystyrene (EPS) products and machinery for the manufacturing of EPS products. With sales of around EUR 95 million in fiscal year 2010/11 the group is one of the largest suppliers of EPS products in Central and Eastern Europe and a global provider of technologically innovative EPS processing machinery. It produces packaging and insulating materials from EPS for various applications, including transport protection for goods manufactured by the entertainment and household appliance industries; and offers moulded components and insulating materials for the construction industry, as well as provides lightweight concrete from recycled EPS for flooring and construction companies. Hirsch also develops, produces, and sells machinery and equipment for the processing of EPS into shape moulded parts and insulating materials, as well as supplies EPS processors who serve as subcontractors for the packaging, construction, foodstuffs, and electronics industries. In addition, it sells satellite plants and automatic pallet production units. The company operates around the world with manufacturing facilities in Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, and Romania. Hirsch Servo AG was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Glanegg, Austria.

B&C Holding and Prologis sold Wiener Kühlhaus WKF to DZ Equity

wiener_dzequity
Datum:
2011
Branche:
Business Services, Consumer goods
Länder:
Austria, Germany, Netherlands
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the owners of Wiener Kühlhaus WKF GmbH, the leading public cold store in Austria, in the sale of the shares to DZ Private Equity.

As part of B & C Industrieholding and Prologis European Developements B.V’s strategy of focusing on their core segments and finding a committed successor in further achieving a sustainably positive development of Wiener Kühlhaus WKF, MP Corporate Finance has conducted a discreet transaction process providing an optimal succession solution for all transaction-related parties.

DZ Equity Partner GmbH is the investment company of DZ BANK AG, a central financial institution of the cooperative banking group. DZ Equity Partner ranks among the leading financiers of equity capital in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The distinguishing feature of DZ Equity Partner is its long-term investment horizon, and the willingness to also acquire minority stakes in medium-sized family-owned companies. Currently, DZ Equity Partner’s portfolio consists of 63 investments, which have been financed by DZ Equity Partner’s own funds as well as fund assets amounting EUR 450 million.

Prologis European Developments B.V. is a Netherlands-based subsidiary of Prologis, Inc., which engages in European real estate operation and development. Prologis Inc. is the leading global provider of industrial real estate, offering customers more than 55.7 million m2 in markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Since merging with AMB Property Corp. on June 3, 2011, Prologis, Inc. now manages combined total assets valued at more than USD 48 billion.

B & C Industrieholding, the management holding and wholly owned subsidiary of B & C Privatstiftung, is one of the largest investment companies in Austria. It focuses on pursuing the foundation’s mission to “foster Austrian entrepreneurship”, its key tasks include securing and promoting the continuity and growth of major Austrian companies by acting as a core shareholder, as well as investing free dividend income in new investments, where B&C aims at becoming a core shareholder. The investments held by the B & C Industrieholding is made up of the three core investments Lenzing, Semperit and Porr, as well as several other smaller investments in the services sector. In 2010, the B & C Industrieholding employed an annual total average of around 13,460 employees in 97 fully consolidated companies spread across three continents and 16 countries, generating sales of around EUR 5.3 billion. Wiener Kühlhaus WKF Ges.m.b.H., which was founded in 1978, is one of the largest cold stores in Austria, with a storage capacity of more than 150.000m³ equivalent to approximately 41.000 pallets. The storage activities of WKF are perfectly rounded off by additional service offers as for example handling, commissioning and transport & distribution management of stored goods. The second business pillar is the collection and pre processing of slaughter by products for the pet food industry.

Contec Steuerungstechnik & Automation sold to Exceet Group

contec_exceet
Datum:
2011
Branche:
Electronics
Länder:
Austria, Switzerland
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the owner of Austrian CONTEC Steuerungstechnik & Automation GmbH in its sale to Swiss exceet Group AG, a portfolio company of German VENTIZZ Capital Partners Advisory AG.

CONTEC is a full service Electronic Manufacturing Services company offering individual design, consulting, development, production and high-level assembly of customer projects worldwide with its main focus on medical technology. exceet Group AG is one of the leading providers of embedded electronics and security solutions in Europe and will further extend its technological know-how and development skills with this acquisition. Together with VENTIZZ Capital Partners, exceet Group will be a strong partner for actively expediting CONTEC’s growth strategy on an international scale by enabling synergies and strengthening qualitative and quantitative potentials.

Lenzing sold Hahl Pedex to Global Equity Partners and private co-investors

Lenzing_Pedex
Datum:
2011
Branche:
Plastics
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Carve out, Cross border, Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Lenzing AG in the sale of Hahl-Pedex group, the market leader in plastic filaments, to Global Equity Partners and private co-investors.

As part of Lenzing AG’s strategic focus on its cellulose fibre operations, a decision was made to sell 100% of its non-core filament business, which consists of Hahl and Hahl US Group as well as Pedex Group. The Lenzing Group’s filament business is a globally leading producer of monofilament, bristle, abrasive and dental care filaments for industrial and consumer applications. The company operates four production sites in Germany (2x), the Czech Republic and the USA and has a broad product portfolio consisting of: Bristles for the tech & tool industry and household applications. Abrasives for industrial applications. Monofilaments for industrial filtration, paper machine clothing, automotive industry and consumer use. Dental & Personal Care Filaments.

Global Equity Partners is Austria’s largest Private Equity Fund with €550 million of assets under management. The acquisition of the Lenzing Group’s filament business complements Global Equity Partners’ focus on medium-sized growth companies with a leading market position in niche markets.

Ring International acquired Ecopolifix

rih_ecopolifix
Datum:
2011
Branche:
Chemicals
Länder:
Austria, Italy
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Ring International Holding AG in the acquisition of Ecopolifix s.r.l. as part of the buy & build strategy.

Consisting of 30 enterprises, Ring International Holding as a group is a leading provider in the industrial coatings and the stationary industry. The group operates 12 production sites and currently employs a staff of 1,300 on three continents. Using a total of 83,000m² in production facilities, RIH has an annual output of approximately 1.7 billion foilings, 60 million ring binder mechanisms and some 185 million lever arch mechanisms for the office equipment industry. Furthermore, the group supplies various industrial clients with 20,000 tons of wet paint for road markings, anticorrosive coatings and other appliances, as well as 10,000 tons of powder coatings for various industrial purposes.

Ecopolifix was founded by a group of ambitious young entrepreneurs and, thanks to its dynamic management, seized world market leadership in thermoplastic- and hardening powder coatings within only a few years.

Kresta acquired Eickhoff

kresta_eickhoff
Datum:
2010
Branche:
Plant construction
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kresta Industries a producer of industrial plants in the acquisition of Eickhoff Industrie-Anlagenbau und Montage GmbH, an on-site service provider to the energy and chemical industry, as part of the growth strategy

As part of its growth strategy, Kresta Anlagenbau, a leading company in the field of plant construction for the paper, chemicals and petrochemical industries, acquired 100% of the shares in Eickhoff Industrie-Anlagenbau und Montage GmbH from Georgsmarienhütte Holding. MP Corporate Finance was the exclusive transaction and financing consultant of Kresta Anlagenbau.

By acquiring Eickhoff GmbH, Kresta Anlagenbau GmbH will be able to further extend its market position and sustainably strengthen the areas of mechanical engineering, power plant technology, chemicals industry and metallurgical industry.

Kresta Anlagenbau focuses on industrial plant construction for the paper and pulp industry, petrochemical and chemicals industry, timbre industry and on the area of environmental technologies. With more than 500 employees, Kresta Anlagenbau is establishing itself as one of the leading players in this industry.

Eickhoff GmbH operates in the area of industrial repairs for the chemicals and steel industries and delivers high-quality components for power plant technology, such as compensators. With more than 140 employees, Eickhoff achieves an annual turnover of EUR 20 million.

Kresta financed by Raiffeisen Landesbank OÖ

kresta_raiff
Datum:
2010
Branche:
Plant construction
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kresta Industries, a producer of industrial plants, in arranging the acquisition financing of Eickhoff Industrie-Anlagenbau, as part of the growth strategy

Kresta Anlagenbau focuses on industrial plant construction for the paper and pulp industry, petrochemical and chemicals industry, timbre industry and in the area of environmental technologies. With more than 500 employees, Kresta Anlagenbau is establishing itself as one of the leading players in this industry.

By acquiring Eickhoff GmbH, Kresta Anlagenbau GmbH will be able to further extend its market position and sustainably strengthen the areas of mechanical engineering, power plant technology, the chemicals industry and the metallurgical industry.

Eickhoff GmbH operates in the area of industrial repairs for the chemicals and steel industries and delivers high-quality components for power plant technology, such as compensators. With more than 140 employees, Eickhoff achieves an annual turnover of EUR 20 million.

Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG was founded more than 100 years ago. Today, it is the strongest regional bank in Austria, supporting its corporate customers with tailored financial engineering services. An optimal interaction between customer relationship managers and specialists ensures that individual solutions can be implemented rapidly.

Plastkov financed by BAWAG PSK Bank

bawag_mega_420x140
Datum:
2010
Branche:
Plastics
Länder:
Austria, Czech Republic, Spain
Competences:
Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Megatech Industries, a producer of plastic parts for the automotive industry, in structuring the financing for the acquisition of Plastkov Group.

In the context of the acquisition, the Spanish Megatech Industries S.L. acquired 100% of the shares of the Czech Plastkov Group.

Plastkov is the biggest injection moulding company of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, offering injection technology with extensive services at 3 sites, including tool manufacture, injection moulding and complex assembly meeting highest design requirements.

Megatech is a leading automobile supplier for various global OEMs, with technology centres in Spain, Brazil and Romania. Megatech specialises in the development and production of security and design-sensitive plastics components.

LJH Holding sold Artax Kühlhaus Zentrum to Nordfrost

kühlhaus_nordfrost
Datum:
2010
Branche:
Business Services
Länder:
Germany, Austria
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to German LJH Holding GmbH and Austrian Artax AG in the sale of their shares in listed Kühlhaus Zentrum AG to Nordfrost GmbH & Co KG.

The two major shareholders decided to sell their interest in Kühlhaus Zentrum AG as the cold store business no longer formed a core segment of their activities.

Kühlhaus Zentrum AG, which is about to celebrate its 100 year anniversary next year, is one of the biggest cold stores in Hamburg with a storage capacity of more than 91.000m³ equivalent to approximately 23.000 euro pallets.

Nordfrost Group, based in Schortens/ Germany, is one of the market leaders in the German cold store business. The Group which is still family owned and run by Mr. Horst Bartels generates a turnover of € 400m with more than 2,000 employees. The acquisition will enlarge and support Nordfrost’s activities in the Hamburg Harbour.

GIKO sold to Management and Private Investors

giko_420x140
Datum:
2009
Branche:
BPP
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the owners of GIKO a producer of flexible packaging materials in their sale of the company via a management buy-out.

GIKO was founded in 1956 and today comprises three companies: GIKO Verpackungen, GIKO Rundverpackungen and GIKO Kartonagen. GIKO positioned itself on the market as a successful one-stop-shop supplier, achieving a deep market penetration and a diversified customer structure with long-term customer retention due to its high level of customer orientation, flexible production, technologically perfect solutions and broad product program. GIKO Holding GmbH operates two production sites, employs approximately 130 staff and achieves a turnover of more than EUR 30 million.

ISS sold ISS temporary work division to Trenkwalder

iss_trenk
Datum:
2008
Branche:
Business Services
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Sell side, Carve out

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to ISS facility services in the sale of the business unit temporary staffing to Trenkwalder.

As part of its long-term strategy of focusing on providing integrated facility services (IFS), MPCF used a discreet sales process in order to be able to realise an optimal succession plan for all parties to the transaction.

In the past years, ISS Facility Services has been setting up its temporary work division, and with 900 employees today earns a turnover of approximately EUR 30 million. In Austria, ISS Facility Services GmbH is among the leading providers of IFS with well-known customers such as Canon, CNH, ABB, Hewlett Packard, etc.

ISS sold ISS Grünraum to Heidegger Beteiligungen

iss_heidegger
Datum:
2008
Branche:
Business Services
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Sell side, Carve out

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to ISS facility services in the sale of the business segment gardening and landscaping to Heidegger Betiligungen.

ISS Grünraum is market leader in Austria and has sites in Vienna, Lower Austria and Carinthia.

ISS Österreich is a subsidiary of the globally operating ISS Group, offering comprehensive services throughout Austria as a unique company of its kind. By acquiring the company Steinbauer in 2003, the green space competence of ISS in Austria was extended. By acquiring the hydroponics specialist Leni and the Carinthian garden design company WBZ, market leadership could be achieved in the field of Austrian green spaces. Services offered comprise garden design and maintenance, pond construction, roof greens, tree maintenance, interior landscaping, vegetation control and pest control, as well as various special services. In 2008, ISS Grünraum employed 150 staff at five sites.

Trust & Value is an investment company managed by its owners with approximately 20 employees at sites in Vienna, Munich and Sofia. The founding team of Trust & Value has many years of experience in consultancy and in the industry.

Wuppermann acquired H&B Fertigungstechnik

wuper_hb_420x140
Datum:
2008
Branche:
Metal, Automotive
Länder:
Austria, Germany, Netherlands
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive advisor to Wuppermann AG in the acquisition of H+B Fertigungstechnik GmbH, a producer of sheet metal structures for the commercial vehicle market.

H&B Fertigungstechnik GmbH has been producing welding assembly groups, components and parts since 2000 (made of general construction steel, special steel and aluminium) for use in the commercial vehicles industry, materials handling and hoisting technology, as well as custom builds, appliances and special series for mechanical engineering, etc. Important customers of the company include commercial vehicle construction, producers of materials handling and hoisting technology, manufacturers of rail vehicles, military technology and mechanical engineering. Before the takeover, the company was owned by private individuals.

The German family enterprise Wuppermann has its offices in Leverkusen. In Austria, the Wuppermann Group has four companies: Wuppermann Metalltechnik GmbH, Wuppermann Bandstahl GmbH, Wuppermann Austria GmbH and Dienstleistungsgesellschaft Wuppermann Business Services GmbH. 100% of the Wuppermann AG is owned by private individuals, earning profits of more than EUR 450 million – voestalpine Stahl GmbH owns a share of 30% in Wuppermann Austria GmbH and Wuppermann Bandstahl GmbH.

Kresta acquired KWE Stahl- und Industriebau

kresta_kwe
Datum:
2008
Branche:
Plant construction
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kresta Industries a producer of industrial plants in the acquisition of KWE Group an on-site service provider to the chemical industry, as part of the growth strategy

By acquiring the KWE Group, consisting of the group companies KWE Stahl- und Industriebau GmbH & Co. KG and KWE Ludwigshafen GmbH, which operate in the field of servicing steel constructions in the chemicals industry, the Kresta Group is able to sustainably strengthen its position in the chemicals industry and extend its forecast Group turnover.

KWE operates in the area of servicing steel constructions in the chemicals industry and with just over 100 employees, earns a turnover of approximately EUR 30 million. For decades, KWE has been running its own sites in eleven German chemical parks and has excellent access to the chemicals and petrochemical industry.

Kresta is a equipment construction company focusing on manufacturing appliances, containers and pipes for the paper and pulp industry, as well as on the area of renewable energies. The company was founded in 1986 and today ranks among the leading companies in its segment with a Group turnover of EUR 150 million and approximately 400 employees. Its export ratio is 85 percent, with deliveries to all continents.

Ring International acquired Fritze Lacke

rih_fritzelacke
Datum:
2008
Branche:
Chemicals
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Ring International Holding AG in the acquisition of Fritze Lacke GmbH as part of the buy & build strategy.

As part of the regional growth strategy of Ring International Holding, MP Corporate Finance oversaw a discreet transaction process, which led to the acquisition of a majority share in Fritze Lacke GmbH. In 2008 and 2009, Ring International Holding obtained the majority of Niko, acquired Fritze Lacke GmbH, pro|office and a share in the Italian powder paint manufacturer puderlack Ecopolifix. At the end of 2008, the Group grew to approximately EUR 149 million in total, with most of the turnover obtained by the Group business unit office supplies.

Thanks to this new combination, the traditional brand Fritz Lacke, which was founded in 1987, can access the broad network of Ring International Holding and especially offer its customers a broader product range and a more extensive service.

Ring International Holding AG is a leading company in the areas of office supplies and industrial paint, with a total of 30 companies, of which 12 are production sites. Globally, RIH employs 1,300 staff on three continents. On a production area of 83,000 m², among others 1.7 billion soft plastic covers are manufactured each year, as are 60 million binder filling mechanisms, approximately 185 million level mechanisms for the office supplies industry, but also 20,000 tons of liquid coating for road markings, corrosion protection and other industrial applications such as 10,000 tons of powder coating for industrial applications.

Reaktiv financed by aws Mittelstandsfonds

reaktiv_aws
Datum:
2008
Branche:
Business services
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Reaktiv Beteiligungs GmbH in financing the acquisition of Mentor GmbH by aws Mittelstandsfonds

In the area of professional training and education, the Reaktiv Group is the biggest private provider in Austria. The profitable and powerfully growing Reaktiv-Unternehmensgruppe trains, places and leases out individuals such as the long-term unemployed, disabled or migrants, who are facing special challenges in terms of entering the current job market. –? aws Mittelstandfonds invests in the further growth of the company group as part of a silent partnership, thereby supporting the improvement of the target groups’ job market situation in the coming years.

aws Mittelstandsfonds is the biggest Austrian fund for silent partnerships and providers of equity. aws invests long-term growth capital in the shape of flexible financing solutions in Austrian medium-sized companies with up to approx. 500 employees and a minimum turnover of EUR 2 million.

Ring International acquired Christ Lacke

rih_chrislacke
Datum:
2007
Branche:
Chemicals
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Buy side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Ring International Holding AG in the acquisition of Christ Lacke GmbH as part of the buy & build strategy.

As part of the regional growth strategy of Ring International Holding, MP Corporate Finance oversaw a specific transaction process, which led to the acquisition of a majority share in Christ Lacke GmbH. Ring International Holding took over the traditional brand Christ Lacke with the aim of further extending its industrial paint division. As a result, Christ Lacke is in good company with other paint companies such as Rembrandtin, Rembrandtin Powder Coating or Fritze Lacke.

Ring International Holding AG is a leading company group in the field of office supplies and industrial paint, with a total of 30 companies, of which 12 are production sites. Globally, RIH employs 1,300 staff on three continents. On a production area of 83,000 m², among others 1.7 billion soft plastic covers are manufactured each year, as are 60 million binder filling mechanisms, approximately185 million level mechanisms for the office supplies industry, but also 20,000 tons of liquid coating for road markings, corrosion protection and other industrial applications such as 10,000 tons of powder coating for industrial applications.

Christ Lacke is one of the leading companies in the Austrian paint industry. More than 33% of its production is exported. Its main markets are in Europe, primarily in Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Romania and Russia. The company has extensive know-how in the areas of surface preparation, polymer and resin technology, paint formulation and application.

Ring International financed by Raiffeisen Landesbank OÖ

rih_raiff
Datum:
2007
Branche:
Chemicals
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Ring International Holding AG in arranging the financing of the buy & build strategy by issue of a corporate bond.

In 2008 and 2009, Ring International Holding obtained the majority share of Niko, Fritz Lacke GmbH, pro|office and a share in the Italian powder paint manufacturer puderlack Ecopolifix over the course of a Buy & Build concept. On the one hand, the capital obtained from the corporate bond is to be used for additional transactions and on the other hand, its aim is to drive forward the expansion of existing activities.

Ring International Holding AG is a leading company group in the field of office supplies and industrial paint, with a total of 30 companies, of which 12 are production sites. Globally, RIH employs 1,300 staff on three continents. On a production area of 83,000 m², among others 1.7 billion soft plastic covers are manufactured each year, as are 60 million binder filling mechanisms, approximately 185 million level mechanisms for the office supplies industry, but also 20,000 tons of liquid coating for road markings, corrosion protection and other industrial applications such as 10,000 tons of powder coating for industrial applications.

Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG was founded more than 100 years ago as a clearing institute. Today, it is the strongest regional bank in Austria, supporting its corporate customers with tailored financial engineering services. An optimal interaction between customer relationship managers and specialists ensures that individual solutions can be implemented rapidly.

Capiton sold it`s stake back to Trenkwalder

Datum:
2007
Branche:
Business Services
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Trenkwalder in the buyback of shares from the exiting Capiton Private Equity Fund.

Ring International acquired Iris Lack

rih_irislack
Datum:
2007
Branche:
Chemicals
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Ring International Holding AG in the acquisition of Iris Lack GmbH as part of the buy & build strategy.

By opening the industrial paint division by acquiring the Austrian Rembrandtin in 2006, Ring International Holding (RIH) created another successful pillar for its business, which is to be developed by driving an active consolidation of the industrial paint area. As part of the implementation of this buy & build strategy, MP Corporate Finance carried out a discreet transaction process for Ring International Holding, which constituted an ideal solution for all parties involved.

Iris Lacke GmbH, which initially exclusively manufactured liquid paint for painters and varnishers, was foundedin 1930. Apart from the production of wet paint, the manufacture of environmentally friendly powder paint also started in 1989. Step by step, this production became the company’s core competence. With the Eitorf location, the Group’s product range was extended by the manufacture of high-quality powder paint. Iris Lacke GmbH offers an extensive range of epoxy resin, hybrid and polyester powders for varied industrial application areas.

Ring International Holding AG is a leading company group in the field of office supplies and industrial paint, with a total of 30 companies, of which 12 are production sites. Globally, RIH employs 1,300 staff on three continents. On a production area of 83,000 m², among others 1.7 billion soft plastic covers are manufactured each year, as are 60 million binder filling mechanisms, approximately 185 million level mechanisms for the office supplies industry, but also 20,000 tons of liquid coating for road markings, corrosion protection and other industrial applications such as 10,000 tons of powder coating for industrial applications.

Capvis acquired a majority stake in ACP

capvis_acp_420x140
Datum:
2007
Branche:
TIMES
Länder:
Austria, Switzerland
Competences:
Financial engineering, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Capvis Equity Partners in the acquisition of a majority stake in IT service provider ACP.

Isowood GmbH acquired from Constantia Industries

isowood_constan
Datum:
2007
Branche:
Automotive, Construction
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Financial engineering, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the later CEO of Isowood in the acquisition of the company and in structuring the acquisition financing via a syndicate with Invest AG and senior lenders

Isowood GmbH is a leading manufacturer of wood plastic compounds (WPC). Tailored WPC made from natural fibres are combined with plastics and, depending on project requirements, linked with non-woven fabrics. The company delivers to well-known German automobile producers and system suppliers.

Invest AG with offices in Linz has, since 1994, enabled the owners and managers of medium-sized and smaller companies in Austria and Bavaria to implement expansion strategies (internal or through acquisition) and buyouts (MBO, MBI). Invest AG has holdings in companies and supports the further development of the company over three to eight years using equity capital financings.

Lenzing acquired Hahl Pedex

lenzing_hahl
Datum:
2007
Branche:
Plastics
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Lenzing AG in the acquisition of the Hahl Pedex group, the global market leader in plastic filaments.

The acquisition strengthens the subsidiary Lenzing Plastics, enabling it to further position itself as a successful European producer of plastic niche products. In the business year 2006, Lenzing Plastics earned a turnover of EUR 80 million and its parent company Lenzing AG earned more than EUR 1 billion.

Hahl Group GmbH, with offices in Munderkingen, Germany, is an important European manufacturers of cut plastics filaments for the manufacture of synthetic brushes, bristles and fabrics. These semi-finished products are used for industrial brushes (tool manufacture), abrasive filament for the surface treatment of steel, stones and floors as well as toothbrushes and industrial filtration purposes. With its 240 employees, the company achieved a turnover of approximately EUR 35 million in 2006. Its main markets are Europe and Asia and will include America in the future. The sellers are Granville Baird Capital Partners Advisers, which have been the owners of the company with the also selling managing owner of the company since 2003.

Lenzing Plastics with offices in Lenzing in Upper Austria is one of the leading manufacturers of polyolefin and fluoropolymer products. The core competence of the 100% subsidiary of Lenzing AG is the mono-axial stretching of polymers – a technology which enables films, small straps and thread with a very high consistency to be manufactured.

Trenkwalder acquired Activia Personaldienstleistungen

trenkw_activia
Datum:
2006
Branche:
Business services
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Trenkwalder Personaldienste AG the market leader in personal leasing in Central Europa in the acquisition of Activia Personaldienstleistungen GmbH.

Die Trenkwalder AG übernimmt den heimischen Mitbewerber activia Personaldienstleistungen GmbH mit Sitz in Klagenfurt zu 100 Prozent. Obwohl die Trenkwalder AG eine führende Position im CEE-Raum anstrebt, ist es auch Teil der Strategie, die Marktführerposition auf dem Heimatmarkt weiter auszubauen. Mit der Übernahme von activia verstärkt Trenkwalder die Präsenz im Süden Österreichs deutlich. Activia profitiert durch die Eingliederung in das Trenkwalder-Netzwerk vor allem von der wirtschaftlichen Stärke und der Internationalität des Konzerns.

Die activia GmbH ist vor allem in den Bereichen Personalbereitstellung, Personalberatung- und vermittlung, sowie Payroll und Integrationsleasing tätig. 2006 wird ein Umsatz von 15 Millionen Euro erzielt.

Die Trenkwalder Personaldienste AG ist der mit Abstand größte Personalbereitsteller Österreichs und Marktführer in Ungarn, der Slowakei und Tschechien. Insgesamt wird im Trenkwalder Konzern 2006 ein Gesamtumsatz von rund 500 Millionen Euro erwirtschaftet. Der internationale Personalstand, des 1985 als “one man” Firma gegründeten Unternehmens, wird sich auf 42.000 Mitarbeiterinnen erhöhen. Trenkwalder ist mittlerweile insgesamt mit mehr als 240 Standorten in Europa (Österreich, Deutschland, Italien, Kroatien, Liechtenstein, Polen, Rumänien, Schweiz, Serbien, Slowakei, Slowenien, Tschechien und Ungarn) am Markt vertreten.

Kresta acquired Kanzler Verfahrenstechnik

kresta_kvt
Datum:
2006
Branche:
Plant construction
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kresta Industries a producer of industrial plants in the acquisition of a minority interest in Kanzler Verfahrenstechnik GmbH, an engineering provider, as part of the growht strategy

The acquisition is part of the long-term strategy of Kresta to strengthen the Group with technologically well-positioned companies and to particularly increase added value in the area of process technology.

Kanzler Verfahrenstechnik GmbH (KVT) is an internationally active engineering firm with more than three centuries of experience in the development, construction and installation of process technology plants. Its portfolio comprises high-quality services, technical solutions for industrial gas cleaning and application and equipment-specific know-how for the manufacture of chemical secondary products from biogenous raw materials.

Kresta Anlagenbau focuses on industrial plant construction for the paper and pulp industry, petrochemical and chemicals industry, timbre industry and on the area of environmental technologies. With more than 500 employees, Kresta Anlagenbau is establishing itself as one of the leading players in these industry segments.

Ring International acquired Rembrandtin

rih_rembrand
Datum:
2006
Branche:
Chemicals
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Ring International Holding AG in the acquisition of speciality coatings manufacturer Rembrandtin GmbH in Vienna, as part of the buy & build strategy

Ring International Holding AG acquired Rembrandtin GmbH as a strategic investor and intends to expand the company’s operations further. Thanks to optimised investments and consistent further development of its products, Rembrandtin is now ready for an expansion. The new owner especially seeks to significantly extend the paint business of Rembrandtin in Central and Eastern Europe via add-on acquisitions.

In 2005, Rembrandtin Lack GmbH achieved a turnover of approx. EUR 36 million and employed 131 staff. The company focuses on industrial paints and road markings; its strengths lie in high quality and productivity based on highly modern production equipment and in a high level of research activities. Products are sold globally, with core markets, apart from Austria, in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Far East.

Ring International Holding AG is a leading company group in the field of office supplies and industrial paint, with a total of 30 companies, of which 12 are production sites. Globally, RIH employs 1,300 staff on three continents. On a production area of 83,000 m², among others 1.7 billion soft plastic covers are manufactured each year, as are 60 million binder filling mechanisms, approximately 185 million level mechanisms for the office supplies industry, but also 20,000 tons of liquid coating for road markings, corrosion protection and other industrial applications such as 10,000 tons of powder coating for industrial applications.

Etaone financed by Hypo Alpe Adria

etaone_hypo
Datum:
2006
Branche:
Plant construction
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Etaone Holding in obtaining expansion financing from Hypo Alpe Adria.

Etaone Holding GmbH acquired Oberdorfer BHKW as part of its expansion strategy. MP Corporate Finance advised Etaone in all aspects regarding the realisation and structuring of the acquisition financing.

Etaone, with offices in Neckenmarkt, is the European technological leader for planning, construction and maintenance of block heat and power plants (BHKW) with electrical power of 0.5 – 32 MW. The company has branches in Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy and Dubai and employs a staff of 125.

Hypo Alpe Adria is a banking group in the Austrian state of Karinthia, which originated from the Landes-Hypothekenanstalt Kärnten founded in 1896. The Group is currently active in eleven countries and is the sixth biggest bank in Austria. Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG is the parent company of the Group.

Etaone acquired Oberdorfer Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung

etaone_oberdorf
Datum:
2006
Branche:
Plant construction
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Etaone Holding in the acquisition of Oberdorfer K-W-K GmbH in Carinthia, a supplier of autonomous power supplies.

The energy plant manufacturer Etaone Holding located in the Burgenland is taking over the manufacturer of combined heat and power plants Oberdorfer BHKW GmbH from Oberdorf in Carinthia. The products of the newly acquired company will widen the product range of Etaone and further extend the high level of innovation. Large synergies result from the joint use of the sales and services network.

Etaone, with offices in Neckenmarkt, is the European technological leader for planning, construction and maintenance of block heat and power plants (BHKW) with electrical power of 0.5 – 32 MW. The company has branches in Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy and Dubai and employs 125 staff.

Kresta acquired Pama Papiermaschinen

kresta_pama
Datum:
2006
Branche:
Plant construction
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kresta Industries a producer of industrial plants in the acquisition of PAMA Papiermaschinen GmbH, a producer of paper machines, as part of the growth strategy

With complementary process technologies and an extended customer portfolio, the Group will be able to establish itself internationally as a full-range supplier for the paper industry and to enjoy a further competitive advantage of know-how and capacity unique in this industry.

Pama delivers innovative technologies such as the new CNC technology, CAD systems and paper analysis for manufacturers of paper and cardboard in Germany, Europe, Asia and overseas. With its expertise in paper technology, the company is a leading plant producer for the paper and pulp industry, delivering to well-known clients.

Kresta Anlagenbau focuses on industrial plant construction for the paper and pulp industry, petrochemical and chemicals industry, timbre industry and on the area of environmental technologies. With more than 500 employees, Kresta Anlagenbau is establishing itself as one of the leading players in this industry.

Etaone acquired Deutz Power Systems Hungary

etaone_deutz
Datum:
2006
Branche:
Plant construction
Länder:
Austria, Hungary
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to TVP (later Etaone) in the acquisition of Deutz Power Systems Hungaria, a service provider for automonous power plants.

Deutz Power Systems Hungaria produces gas engines. Upon taking over Deutz Hungaria, TVP Energy Systems now employs more than 90 staff and earns a turnover of more than EUR 30 million.

TVP Energy Systems is a medium-sized planner and manufacturer of emergency electricity aggregates and systems and of block heat and power plants, which was founded in Tyrol in 1994. Nikolaus Huter, who comes from a Tirol family of entrepreneurs, has been the majority owner since 2003 and also manages TVP as director.

Trenkwalder acquired KAPPA people

trenkw_kappa
Datum:
2005
Branche:
Business services
Länder:
Austria, Czech Republic
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Trenkwalder Personaldienste AG the market leader in personal leasing in Central Europa in the acquisition of the Czech personnel service provider KAPPA People a.s.

This gets Trenkwalder a step closer to realising its goal of becoming the leading recruitment agency in Central Europe.

KAPPA Personal a.s. was founded in 1991 as a private company and converted to a public company in 2001. 95 percent of the turnover was achieved by providing industry with labour. KAPPA has 120 internal employees at 18 sites in the Czech Republic and at ten sites in Slovakia. Its market share is 20 percent. In 2004, 3,400 temporary workers were placed with a volume of six million working hours. Its main customers include LEGO, Danone, Euromedia Group, Schneider Electric and Hella Autotechnik Nova.

With a market share of 17 percent, Trenkwalder Personaldienste AG is by far the biggest HR agency in Austria and the market leader in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. In total, the Trenkwalder Group achieved a total turnover of approx. EUR 300 million in 2004. Its employees will internationally increase to significantly more than 30,000. Trenkwalder has branches at 140 locations in eleven countries (Austria, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Serbia-Montenegro, Romania and Poland) and is planning further acquisitions.

Technoplast financed by RZB Mezzanin/RZB/RLB OÖ - Konos&Gaja

technopl_raiff
Datum:
2005
Branche:
Plan construction
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Technoplast Kunststofftechnik GmbH, the world market leader in the provision of extrusion technologies, in the debt restructuring by a consortium of financial investors, mezzanin and senior lenders.

Technoplast-Kunststofftechnik GmbH produces extrusion dies and extruders for window manufacturers across the world. Technoplast is also active in developing window systems. The company has 250 employees, of which 50 are employed abroad. The export ratio of the company from Micheldorf is 99 percent. Technoplast has sales branches in France and in Great Britain.

Vécsey financed by Financial investors and lenders

vecsey_kons_gaja
Datum:
2005
Branche:
Consumer goods
Länder:
Austria, Hungary
Competences:
Financial engineering, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Vécsey, a Budapest based bakery chain, in the realization of a buy & build strategy to consolidate the Hungarian bakery market, and arranged the acquisition financing via a consortium of financial investors, mezzanin and senior lenders.

Teufner sold to Wiesbauer

teufner_wiesb
Datum:
2003
Branche:
Consumer goods
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the owners of Teufner GmbH, a meat specialist for large scale and gastronomy customers, in the sale to Wiesbauer GmbH, the leading producer of Austrian sausage specialities.

The takeover of the butchery enterprise in Lower Austria constitutes one of the biggest acquisitions in the local meat industry, opening up new opportunities both for Wiesbauer and for Teufner. Wiesbauer was already the industry leader and has been able to sustainably improve its positioning and product portfolio by taking over Teufner.

With its specialised industry expertise, MP Corporate Finance supported and advised Wiesbauer GmbH in all transaction phases, from the identification of potential takeover candidates to signing.

Atensor financed by Berndorf

atensor_berndorf
Datum:
2003
Branche:
Electronics
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Atensor GmbH in obtaining expansion capital through capital increase by Berndorf AG.

Atensor Engineering and Technology Systems GmbH with offices in Steyr are the competence centre for robotics and robot-supported measuring technology. Integrated system solutions for automation and quality assurance are used in an industrial environment.

Berndorf AG is an industry holding focusing on tool manufacture, process and surface technology, heat treatment, bath manufacturing and process technology. Berndorf’s holdings are global market leaders in various industrial niche markets.

Atensor financed by aws Mittelstandsfonds

atensor_aws
Datum:
2003
Branche:
Electronics
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Atensor GmbH in obtaining expansion capital from AWS Mittelstandsfonds.

Atensor Engineering and Technology Systems GmbH with offices in Steyr are the competence centre for robotics, robot-supported measuring technology and integrated system solutions for automation and quality assurance, used in an industrial environment.

aws Mittelstandsfonds is one of the biggest Austrian fonds for silent partnerships and for providers of equity capital. In the shape of flexible financing solutions, long-term growth capital is invested in Austrian medium-sized companies with up to approx. 500 employees and a minimum turnover of EUR two million.

Capiton acquired a minority stake in Trenkwalder

capiton_trenkw
Datum:
2003
Branche:
Business services
Länder:
Austria, Germany
Competences:
Financial engineering, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Capiton AG in the acquisition of a minority stake in Trenkwalder AG, a leading player in in the field of personal leasing in Central Europe.

At the start of 2003, Capiton invested in the Trenkwalder Group with the fund capiton II as part of a capital increase for cash. The additional equity was primarily provided for company acquisitions in Eastern Europe. The expansion targets were more than achieved with almost four times the turnover. After completing the expansion level, Trenkwalder Privatstiftung is now buying back the shares from capiton AG.

Capiton is a financial investor managed by its owners, which holds shares in bigger medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland due to management buyoutsand expansion financing. High-profit companies with a turnover of between EUR 50 and 500 million are preferred. The roots of Capiton AG, which is managed by its partners, go back to the end of the 1970s.

Trenkwalder is the biggest staff recruitment agency in Austria and market leader in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The company has been present on the market for 20 years.

Hannoverfinanz acquired Telecom Nescom Systemhaus

hannover_tns
Datum:
2001
Branche:
TIMES, Business services
Länder:
Austria
Competences:
Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Hannover Finanz in the MBO of Telecom Nescom Systemhaus GmbH, a provider of mobile phone service solutions and data technology.

Hannover Finanz Austria acts independently from banks and industries and, as part of the Hannover Finanz Group, represents many years of experience, a broad-ranging financing network and a large financing capacity. It supports medium-sized companies in growth financing and succession planning. The aim of Hannover Finanz Austria AG is to support companies to achieve long-term success.

Capvis acquired KCS Industrie Holding

capvis_kcs
Datum:
2000
Branche:
Plant construction
Länder:
Austria, Switzerland
Competences:
Financial engineering, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Capvis Equity Partners in the acquisition of a majority stake in KCS Industrie Holding AG, a provider of industrial plants for the steel industry

Capvis acquired Polytec Group

capvis_polytech
Datum:
2000
Branche:
Automotive, Plastics
Länder:
Austria, Switzerland
Competences:
Financial engineering, Cross border

MP Coporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Capvis Equity Partners in the SBO of Polytec, a leading European supplier of plastic parts for the Automotive industry.

As part of the SBO, a capital increase was performed and two third of previous shareholders were replaced. The founder of the company continues to manage the company as a strong minority shareholder.

The injected capital was used to buy new production sites in Europe, which supplement the portfolio of Polytec and enable access to new customer groups.

The Polytec Group is the European market leader for plastic parts for the automobile industry, which are required in small numbers, such as spoilers as original accessories or bumpers for niche vehicles. In the year 2000, the company achieved a turnover of approximately EUR 80 million.