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.
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.