Deals

Ayala Corporation’s industrial unit acquired MT Misslbeck Technologies GmbH

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Datum:
2017
Branche:
Automotive Electronics
Länder:
Philippines, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Buy & Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to Ayala Corporation, one of the largest business groups in the Philippines, in the acquisition of MT Misslbeck Technologies GmbH by its industrial arm, AC Industrial Technology Holdings Inc., as the group advances its strategy to be a more active player in the development and production of next-generation Automotive technologies.

Ayala Corporation, the Philippines‘ oldest conglomerate with businesses in real estate, financial services, telecommunications, water, and a broad range of industries, has recently embarked on expanding its presence in the industrials space through its subsidiary, AC Industrial Technology Holdings Inc. (“AC Industrials”). AC Industrials currently holds Ayala’s interests in Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc., the 6th largest Automotive electronics manufacturing services provider in the world based on revenues, and partnerships with Automotive OEMs Honda, Isuzu, Volkswagen and Austrian motorcycle company KTM AG.

Since last year, AC Industrials has actively pursued investments to assemble a portfolio of businesses that develop, enable, manufacture, and commercialize Automotive and other industrial technologies. MT Misslbeck Technologies GmbH is the latest addition to this portfolio, supporting Ayala’s goal to enhance its development and manufacturing service offerings for next-generation cars.

MT Misslbeck Technologies GmbH is a 148-year-old German Automotive preferred supplier specializing in modelling and cubing, design and manufacturing of injection moulds for Automotive parts, and serial production of high-end Automotive plastic parts. Headquartered in Ingolstadt, a town in Bavaria, the company is within close proximity to Audi’s headquarters, among other leading Automotive suppliers.

MP Corporate Finance supported Ayala through the entire acquisition process. The Automotive Electronics transaction team played a key role in managing the due diligence, transaction analysis and structuring, all cross-border communications, and SPA negotiations. Based on deep industry knowledge and extensive transaction experience in the global Automotive Electronics industry, MP Corporate Finance was able to tailor the M&A process to advance Ayala’s interests.

Mecaplast Group sold its Truck business to mutares

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Datum:
2017
Branche:
Automotive Plastics, Injection Moulding
Länder:
France, Germany, Italy
Competences:
Sell side, Carve out, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Mecaplast Group in the carve out of its Truck business to private equity investor mutares as add-on for STS.

Headquartered in Paris, Mecaplast Group is a leading automotive plastics supplier for engine, interior and body parts serving OEMs on a global scale with innovative solutions and superior quality products.

In course of the strategic decision to focus on its passenger car core segment, Mecaplast Group divested its Truck business to the German private equity investor mutares.

Mecaplast Group’s Truck business is an established provider of high-quality injection-moulded parts and complete systems for light-weight and heavy trucks. The business consists of two profitable plants based in Izernore and Précigné, France. The two sites generate revenues of c. EUR 70m with 340 employees in total. Both sites are strategically located close to major Truck OEMs.

The acquisition by mutares represents an add-on for its portfolio company STS-Acoustics. STS is a leading provider of innovative solutions for acoustic and thermal insulation supplying almost all European truck manufacturers out of three sites in Italy. Through the acquisition, STS will significantly broaden its customer base and product portfolio.

MP Corporate Finance supported Mecaplast Group throughout the entire carve out process. The transaction team performed a detailed investor analysis and prepared all process-related documentation. MPCF’s experts managed communication with investors and took the commercial lead in SPA negotiations. MP Corporate Finance executed a tailored M&A process based on deep industry knowledge and extensive transaction experience in the global automotive plastics industry.

Regnerbau Calw sold to The Toro Company

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Datum:
2016
Branche:
Metal
Länder:
USA, Germany, Poland
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the owners of Regnerbau Calw and its wholly owned subsidiary Perrot Polska in the sale of the company to US-based The Toro Company, a leading provider of professional irrigation equipment and Solutions.

Regnerbau Calw is a world-market leader in specialist irrigation solutions for professional applications, mainly targeting sports turf irrigation. Through its wholly owned subsidiary Perrot Polska, the Company further provides high-quality pipes and quick-coupling solutions for temporary aquifer systems.

The acquisition of Regnerbau Calw allows The Toro Company to tap into complementary niche market applications in professional irrigation solutions. Says Rick Olson, CEO of The Toro Company: “This acquisition is consistent with our strategy to grow in the professional, water and global markets, and provides an expanded offering of professional irrigation solutions to better serve our customers.”

Through the transaction Regnerbau Calw will greatly profit from The Toro Company’s outstanding sales presence and corporate structure, thus offering unique opportunities to further develop and grow its successful business. According to Mr Fleig, former co-owner of the Company “Toro will help expand our global footprint and take our business to the next level”.

MP Corporate Finance took the helm during the thorough due diligence as well as the final negotiation phase, managing and aligning different mind-sets and ways-of-work resulting from an owner-managed SME target and a global corporate buyer. MP Corporate Finance thus succeeded in ensuring a time- and resource efficient process.

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.

Mecaplast Group entered into an agreement to purchase Key Plastics

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Datum:
2016
Branche:
Automotive Plastics
Länder:
France, USA
Competences:
Buy side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Mecaplast Group in the acquisition of Key Plastics, marking the formation of a new global Top 10 automotive plastics supplier.

Headquartered in Paris, Mecaplast Group is a leading automotive plastics supplier for engine, interior and body parts serving OEMs on a global scale with innovative solutions and superior quality products.

The Group comprises 27 plants, 16 customer services centres, 5 technical centres and 3 skills centres with ~6,000 employees in total spread over 18 countries generating sales of ~€735 million by serving major OEMs. In April 2016, funds  managed  by Equistone Partners Europe, a leading pan-European Private Equity investor, acquired a majority stake in Mecaplast in order to support the group´s growth strategy with the aim of becoming a global key automotive supplier with over €1 billion turnover.

Key Plastics, based in Livonia, Michigan, operates 12 manufacturing facilities worldwide, including painting facilities in six countries. The company manufactures automotive interior, exterior and under-the-hood plastic components with annual revenue of about $ 415m. It has about 3,500 employees worldwide.

MP Corporate Finance (MPCF) has been retained by Mecaplast Group as exclusive financial advisor supporting the global strategic growth plans in a structured buy-side approach. In the context of the contemplated transaction, the project team of MPCF acted as the main contact for the Sellers. Following the valuation and drafting of the offer documentation, MPCF coordinated a global due diligence team consisting of more than 150 people 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.

Through the transaction, Mecaplast Group will expand its presence in key markets such as the United States, Germany and China, and diversify its customer portfolio. The combined Mecaplast and Key Plastics groups will service all major global automotive manufacturers from facilities in virtually every major international market, offering its diversified customer base a broad portfolio of product capabilities from a truly global manufacturing footprint.

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

Eberspächer acquired a majority stake in Vecture

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Datum:
2016
Branche:
Automotive Electronics
Länder:
Canada, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to German automotive supplier Eberspächer Group in the acquisition of a majority stake in Canadian Vecture Inc., an industry-leading provider of battery management systems (BMS).

Based in Esslingen, the Eberspächer Group is one of the world’s leading system developers and suppliers of exhaust technology, vehicle heaters and bus air conditioning systems as well as a professional innovation partner for the automotive industry in air conditioning of special-purpose vehicles and in automotive electronics. Customers include almost all European and North American, and increasingly more Asian manufacturers of passenger cars and commercial vehicles. With more than 8,600 employees the internationally positioned group generates sales of about 4.4 billion Euros.

Vecture Inc. provides portable battery management systems (BMS) for medical, military and industrial applications. For more than ten years Vecture has developed, tested and produced BMS systems for customers in North America and Europe at its plant in Concord, Ontario. Founded in 2001, the company is a certified medical technology provider and a leader in the development of energy-saving and performance applications for special-purpose vehicles.

Eberspächer has acquired 80 percent of the shares in Vecture while the founders retain 20 percent and will continue to be active in the management of the company. With this investment, Eberspächer further expands its electronics business within the Automotive Controls division. Vecture’s extensive expertise in the development and production of mission critical battery management systems, and of complete energy storage systems, facilitates further expansion to the supplier’s vehicle electronics portfolio and provides an excellent basis to address the rapidly growing energy storage market.

Fastner Group sold to Saint Jean Industries

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Datum:
2016
Branche:
Automotive Metal
Länder:
Germany, France
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Mr. Karl-Heinz Fastner in the sale of Fastner Group, a leading player in lightweight construction for luxury and sports car components, to AGR, the German subsidiary of Saint Jean Industries, France

Fastner Group (www.fastner.de) is a leading German automotive player in the
lightweight construction for luxury and sports car components. The company
specializes in machining of aluminium profiles and assembly of complex structural
components for car body shells, as well as casting components for automotive and
several other industries. Fastner is headquartered in Ilsfeld-Auenstein, Germany.

Saint Jean Industries (www.st-ji.com) is a family-owned international group based in
France. The company’s core business is the development and manufacturing of high
integrity/critical safety components and sub-assemblies for the automotive, truck,
motorcycle, industrial and aeronautical industries.

MP Corporate Finance undertook a strategic review of the shareholder’s exit options
considering both trade and private equity exit options. The transaction team
supported Mr. Fastner throughout the entire process, including investor selection,
extensive documentation and due diligence work as well as investor management
and commercial lead in SPA negotiations. MP Corporate Finance executed a tailored
M&A process based on deep industry knowledge and extensive transaction
experience in the global automotive industry.

Through the acquisition of Fastner, Saint Jean Industries expects to realize significant
technical and commercial synergies, due to highly complementary product and
customer portfolios. Fastner, on the other hand will benefit from the international
footprint as well as the leading technological positioning of St. Jean Industries.

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.

Turkish Kalenobel sold to South African Mondi Group

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Datum:
2016
Branche:
Packaging
Länder:
Turkey, South Africa, UK
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as financial advisor to the owners of Turkish Kalenobel in its sale to Mondi Group at a valuation of about EUR 90m for 90% of the shares. Kalenobel is a leading producer of flexible ice cream packaging and aseptic packaging.

Turkish Kalenobel is  a leading consumer packaging company focused on the manufacture of flexible consumer packaging for ice cream and other applications as well as aseptic cartons. Headquartered in Istanbul (TR), the company supplies both international FMCG companies in Europe and the MENA region as well as regional food and beverage producers. Kalenobel operates two modern production facilities in the northwest of Istanbul.

Mondi is an international packaging and paper group with annual sales of more than € 6.8 bn and key operations in central Europe, Russia, North America and South Africa. The company is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain. Mondi offers more than 100 packaging and paper products with a variety of applications including stand-up pouches, cement bags, clever retail boxes or office paper.

The acquisition of Kalenobel accelerates Mondi‘s growth in consumer packaging by adding new applications to Mondi‘s already broad product portfolio as well as expanding the company’s geographic reach to interesting high-growth markets.

Periscope GmbH sold its business operations to Cemtrex Inc.

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Datum:
2016
Branche:
EMS
Länder:
Germany, USA
Competences:
Distressed M&A, Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Periscope GmbH in the sale of its business operations during self-administrated insolvency to New York-based Cemtrex Inc., a Nasdaq-listed technology, industrial & manufacturing company.

With roots in one of the oldest German industrial conglomerates, Periscope provides high-end electronic manufacturing services, mainly for automotive and industrial applications.

Cemtrex is a stock-market listed industrial services company with headquarters in New York, NY, USA. The group provides high-end B2B products and services to various industries, including electronic manufacturing services through its German subsidiary ROB-Cemtrex.

The acquisition of Periscope marks another step in Cemtrex’s establishment of firm foothold in the European electronics industry. Together with ROB, Periscope is envisaged to secure a broader base and larger market share in Europe’s most important single EMS market. Says Cemtrex CEO Saagar Govil: ‘This acquisition is a significant strategic milestone in our effort to strengthen our position in the European EMS market and get into the exponentially growing automotive market. German automobile companies are driving innovation in the industry and we are eager to tap into this market for the future.’

For Periscope, who encountered increasing financial challenges during the second half of 2015, the acquisition by Cemtrex signifies securing future existence at its current location in Paderborn, Germany. With Cemtrex taking over all assets to continue electronic manufacturing operations, the vast majority of employees will be able to retain their jobs, helping develop the company, now operating as ROB Cemtrex Automotive GmbH, into a reliable and trusted partner to major Automotive OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers.

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.

Pharmavize sold majority stake to Mentha Capital

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Datum:
2015
Branche:
Health care
Länder:
Belgium, Netherlands
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border, Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Pharmavize’s owners, in the sale of a majority stake in Pharmavize NV, a Belgium-based pharmaceutical CDMO, to Mentha Capital, a Dutch financial investor, in order to pursue a Buy-&-Build strategy.

As part of its efforts to further concentrate on its growth as high-quality provider of contract development and manufacturing as well as regulatory services to the pharmaceutical industry, Pharmavize’s shareholders agreed to sell a majority to Dutch private equity firm Mentha Capital.

Pharmavize provides the highest possible standard of CMC development services to a broad customer base from emerging bio-tech to tier-one pharmaceutical companies. Pharmavize is a contractor specialized in the development and manufacturing of early phase clinical studies and is operating a well-respected regulatory & compliance consultancy department. The company is serving a broad customer base from emerging bio-tech to tier-one pharmaceutical companies from all over the world, including Europe, the United States and Japan.

The participation of Mentha Capital adds to Pharmavize a strong and entrepreneurial partner to successfully further develop and internationalize the business and support Pharmavize on its growth path through a structured Buy-&-Build strategy.

Aluflexpack Group acquired Eliopack

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Datum:
2015
Branche:
Food & Beverage, Healthcare, Packaging, Plastic
Länder:
Croatia, France
Competences:
Buy side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Aluflexpack Group, a European leader of flexible aluminium packaging solutions in the acquisition of French pharma and food packaging converter Eliopack.

Aluflexpack Group supplies innovative and high-quality flexible packaging solutions mainly to the dairy, confectionary, general human and pet food industry. Due to its distinct expertise in converting aluminium and plastic foils to premium packaging products AFP is the preferred supplier to leading global players and has long-standing relationships to Blue Chip customers. The company operates 6 production locations and generates revenues of more than € 120 million with about 700 employees.

Based in La Ferté Bernard, France, Eliopack laminates, prints, and slits films and foils for selected applications. With its leading-edge production technology Eliopack is a specialized supplier of blister foil, sachets and sleeves for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and food sector. The company generates over € 20 million revenues with about 50 employees.

As part of the Montana Tech Components Group AFP pursues an active growth strategy to become one of the leading European flexible packaging players. The acquisition of Eliopack is a key strategic move in AFP’s European expansion plans. The transaction broadens AFPs geographic footprint and strengthens its activities in pharmaceutical and cosmetics packaging.

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.

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.

UET AG acquired Albis Technologies AG

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Datum:
2015
Branche:
ICT
Länder:
Germany, Switzerland
Competences:
Buy side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to UET United Electronic Technology AG, a listed technology holding company, in the acquisition of Albis Technologies AG.

UET United Electronic Technology AG is a listed holding company headquartered in Eschborn, Germany. The UET Group concentrates on the investment in medium-sized European companies primarily focusing within the Electronic and Technology sphere. At present the UET Group has a an investment portfolio comprising four companies (elcon, Letron, NewTal and Suconi) constituting telecommunication systems, electronic manufacturing services and installation, support and operation services.

Zurich-based Albis Technolgies AG was founded in 2008 by a team of telecom experts via a MBO (management buyout) from Siemens Switzerland. The company consists of three main business divisions offering access network technologies, multimedia technology solutions and R&D engineering services. With over 80 employees Albis Technologies AG is expected to generate revenues of approximately € 25m in 2015.

The signed transaction is structured as a combined cash purchase and share acquisition and is anticipated to close by July 2015. The current products and clients of Albis Technologies AG will contribute towards increasing UET Group’s market position. Particularly, the complementary product portfolio will enable growth in the areas of Carrier Ethernet, IP Network Migration and Energy Supply in order to better serve the telecommunication market. Subsequently, the transaction strengthens the Group’s geographic presence within Europe and gives the opportunity to support expansion objectives towards South America.

Solutions 30 S.E. acquired Connecting Cable GmbH

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Datum:
2014
Branche:
Business Services
Länder:
France, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to French stock-market listed Solutions 30 SE in the acquisition of German Connecting Cable GmbH, a provider of B2B telecommunication-field-services.

Listed at NYSE’s Alternext market, Solutions 30 is a French service provider in the area of new digital technologies. With more than 1,700 employees, the company serves both the B2B as well as the B2C markets and caters to all industry sectors, amongst others IT/Telecom, Energy, Banking, Hospitality and Retail. Founded in 2003, Solutions 30 today is a leading player in Europe and recorded sales of € 94 million in 2013. The company continues to grow and aims expanding its activities further into additional regional markets in Europe.

Connecting Cable GmbH is a major contractor to leading German internet and telecommunication network carriers. The company offers network termination, last-mile installation and connection set-up services directly at the customer’s premises and employs one of the largest pools of field technicians in Germany, making it a considerable, independent player in the German market.

Following the acquisition of B+F Elektrotechnik in 2013, the acquisition of Connecting Cable GmbH marks a further step in Solution 30’s growth strategy in the German telecommunications market, and thus a successful continuation of its Buy-and-Build Strategy that MP Corporate Finance developed together with its Client.

Flextronics sold Paderborn site to Selcom and 4K Invest

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Datum:
2014
Branche:
ICT - EMS
Länder:
USA, Germany, Italy
Competences:
Sell side, Carve out, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to Flextronics International Ltd. in the spin-off of the company's German special business solutions unit in Paderborn to 4K Invest & Selcom SpA, who thereby gained a major footprint in the German EMS market.

Flextronics is a leading electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider with international activities and customer exposure. The company generated $ 26.1 billion sales in 2014 and employs a staff of more than 200,000 employees.

The new owners of Periscope are a consortium of Selcom SpA, an Italian SME provider, which is financially backed by German private equity fund 4K Invest AG. Headquartered in Castel Maggiore, IT, Selcom operates sites in the US, Tunesia and China. Prior to the transaction, Selcom lacked significant customer exposure in Germany, which represents Europe’s biggest single EMS market. Periscope signifies the immediate establishment of a significant footprint for Selcom, thus enhancing the group’s profile as international EMS Provider.

Neways acquired BuS Group

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Datum:
2014
Branche:
Electronics, EMS
Länder:
Netherlands, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Cross border, Financial engineering

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Neways Electronics International NV, a Dutch stock-market listed EMS provider, in the acquisition of German BuS Group.

Neways is an Eindhoven-based EMS provider with operating subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Germany, Slovakia and China.
BuS Group, headquartered in Riesa, Lower Saxony in Germany, ranks among the top players in the German EMS market. With operations in Riesa, Erfurt (both Germany) and Decin (Czech Republic).
In an effort to strengthen its presence in Germany, Europe’s single biggest and most important EMS market, Neways was presented with an ideal partner in BuS Group. Together with our client, MP Corporate Finance identified synergies in customer portfolios and service offerings as well as in sourcing and sales activities between the two companies.
The transaction was financed by a mix of debt, equity and hybrid-capital instruments, including the issuance of approx. 1 million new shares in Neways as part of the purchase price consideration. Existing debt facilities of Neways were extended by € 20 million and complemented by a € 20 million subordinated convertible bond.
Through the transaction, the combined operations of Neways & BuS reshaped the European EMS landscape, pushing the new Neways Group to 5th position by revenues in Europe.

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.

Ramaer sold to ELCO Group

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Datum:
2014
Branche:
Electronics, PCB
Länder:
Netherlands, Italy
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the owner in the sale of the Dutch printed circuit board specialist Ramaer to elco, an Italy-based PCB producer backed by financial investor Fondo Italiano d'Investimento.

Ramaer is a leading producer of highly sophisticated Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) for the most demanding applications. Based in Helmond (NL) the company supplies double-sided and multilayer PCBs, flex and flex-rigid PCBs as well as high-density interconnect PCBs to the medical, industrial and avionics segment.

Headquartered in Rome (IT), elco is an international leader in PCB production with a focus on aerspacace & defense, industrial electronics, telecommunications and medical devices. With more than 40 years of manufacturing experience the company operates plants in Italy, France, Spain and China.

The transaction facilitates the realization of significant operating synergies based on increased regional market coverage, an enlarged product and service offering as well as transfer of production know-how and technological capabilities. Ramaer will continue to be an independent company within the elco Group and operations remain in the hands of the management team.

Solution30 acquired assets of B+F Elektrotechnik

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Datum:
2013
Branche:
TIMES
Länder:
France, Germany
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border, Distressed M&A

MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to Solutions 30 S.A. in the acquisition of the assets of B+F Elektrotechnik GmbH.

Listed at NYSE’s Alternext market, Solutions 30 is a French service provider in the area of new digital technologies. With more than 1,500 employees, the company serves both the B2B as well as the B2C markets and caters to all industry sectors, amongst others IT/Telecom, Energy, Banking, Hospitality and Retail.

In pursuit of its growth strategy, Solutions 30 acquired the assets of insolvent B+F Elektrotechnik GmbH, a provider of B2B and B2C telecommunication installation services. B+F is an important contractors of one of Germany’s largest internet service providers. Solutions 30 acquired some of the major assets to further develop B+F’s business operations in future.

Founded in 2003, Solutions 30 today is a leading player in Europe and recorded sales of € 77 million in 2012. The company continues to grow and aims to further expand its activities into additional regional markets in Europe.

MP Corporate Finance was retained to develop and conduct a structured Buy-and-Build process in the German IT/telecommunication services market, where Solutions 30 strives to further develop its footprint in the area of B2B network termination installation and last mile services.

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.

Schur acquired Alfa Beta Roto

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Datum:
2013
Branche:
Packaging
Länder:
Germany, Greece
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Schur Flexibles in the acquisition of Greek flexible packaging producer Alfa Beta Roto.

In course of the realization of the buy and build concept that was initiated by MP Corporate Finance together with a sector management team and capiton AG, MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to Schur Flexibles in the acquisition of a majority stake in Greek flexible packaging company Alfa Beta Roto. This transaction is a consecutive step in the acquisitions series of Schur Flexibles starting 2011 and is another significant milestone in the realization of the buy and build concept.

Alfa Beta Roto is a Greece-based producer of consumer flexible packaging solutions and the leading roto-printing company in South Eastern Europe achieving revenues of c. EUR 40 million.

Schur Flexibles Group is a well-known packaging specialist in Europe with operations in Denmark, Germany, Poland, Finland 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 generated sales of approximately EUR 180 million and employed on average some 770 staff.

capiton AG is an independent, partner owned private equity company with funds of approximately EUR 786 million under management. In its capacity as provider of equity finance, capiton supports management buy-outs and supplies growth financing to established, medium-sized companies

KEBA acquired majority stake in Delem

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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

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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.

LPP Leiterplatten Pfullingen sold to Tecnomaster Group

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Datum:
2012
Branche:
Electronics, PCB
Länder:
Germany, Italy
Competences:
Cross border, Distressed M&A

MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to the owners of LPP Leiterplatten Pfullingen in the sale to Italian Tecnomaster Group. Tecnomaster acquired LPP out of insolvency.

Due to a tight schedule resulting from LPP’s precarious situation, MPCF and its partners strived for a fast and efficient, though nevertheless structured process and were able to close the transaction within 2 months after signing the mandate agreement.

LPP is a leading manufacturer of printed circuit boards, based in Pfullingen near Stuttgart in Germany. The company produces a variety of PCBs, including double-sided-, multilayer- and high frequency control boards. LPP also offers layout and prototyping services, as well as realization of special applications, crafting PCBs with 75µm 4×4 mountings.

Headquartered in Pavia di Udine in Northern Italy, Tecnomaster Group is the result of the integration of Tecnomaster SpA, Corona SpA, SOS Electronic Engineering and Technomaster International. The group ranks among the top providers of printed circuit boards, capable of meeting also large bulk orders of its very diverse range of customers. Tecnomaster serves clients from various industries, including aviation & defence, automotive, medical, and power generation.

NPM Capital sold Plasticum to Lindsay Goldberg

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Datum:
2012
Branche:
Packaging, Plastics
Länder:
Netherlands, USA
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to Dutch NPM Capital and the minority shareholders in the sale of Dutch Plasticum Group, a manufacturer of functional plastic caps and closures, to US financial investor Lindsay Goldberg.

Plasticum, as a leading European manufacturer of functional injection moulded packaging solutions, produces innovative Caps and dispensing Closures for the Personal Care, Food and Home Care markets in four manufacturing facilities in Tilburg (NL), Ede (NL), Waldkirch (D) and North Walsham (UK). The company’s customers are renowned manufacturers of international brands and private labels. Plasticum generated a turnover of € 61 million in 2011 with approximately 300 employees and is currently mainly active in Europe. Leveraged upon the current business model and based on cost-effective and sustainable packaging solutions management plans a strong international expansion with the support of the new owner.

Lindsay Goldberg LLC is a US private equity firm with over USD 10 billion of equity capital under management supporting high-growth middle market companies with expert advice and considerable financial resources, especially to realize growth potential. The firm concentrates on a value-oriented and sustainable development of its portfolio: this is also reflected in the statutes of the Lindsay-Goldberg-Funds, which allow for a holding period of 20 years. Lindsay Goldberg is currently investing out of its USD 4.7 billion fund, which was launched in May 2009.

EN Electronic Network sold to Asteelflash

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Datum:
2012
Branche:
Electronics
Länder:
Belgium, France, Germany
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of EN ElectronicNetwork AG, the 2nd largest German EMS provider, in the sale to French AsteelFlash SA.

EN is the second largest independent German EMS provider and covers the entire value chain of electronic manufacturing services from design and production to after-sales services with 7 sites in Germany, the Czech Republic and Romania. Based in Bad Hersfeld, the company employs around 700 staff and had revenues of approximately € 150 million in 2011. Asteelflash Group SA is the second largest European EMS provider generating revenues of € 590 million with more than 5,700 employees in 2011. The company acts globally, running 25 sites in Europe, Asia, Africa and Northern America.

The combination will exploit significant operating synergies, including client portfolio coverage, the access to new regional market accounts and expansion of activities in segments already well catered for by one party, such as Industrial, Defense and Aerospace, Medical and Automotive.The acquisition will significantly enhance Asteelflash’s existing capabilities in electronic manufacturing and PCBA assembly services with the support of more than 30.000m² of manufacturing space. Asteelflash provides EN customers the possibility to access a fully global organization while the coverage of international and regional accounts will continuously be extended. The acquisition marks one further step for Asteelflash towards the self-set goal of being the number one in the European EMS industry.

Pöllmann RA sold Müsing to Felbermayr Group

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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

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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

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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.

CCS Customer Care & Solutions acquired Gohlke Elektronik

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

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Swiss´CCS Customer & Care Solutions Holding AG in the acquisition of Gohlke Elektornik GmbH, an EMS provider, as part ot the buy & build strategy.

Following the two previously arranged transactions for CCS Group and in course of the aspired Buy & Build Strategy, MPCF advised its client on the acquisition of Gohlke including financial, strategic and integration-related aspects. This acquisition will complement CCS group, bringing together two companies that are an extremely good fit. It will secure the group’s market leadership in Switzerland and take it to the number five position in the German-speaking world in the E2MS sector, with revenues of approximately CHF 180 million. CCS has a strongly Asian-oriented production platform and already strengthened its position in the German speaking EMS market when it integrated Adaxys and its Swiss production locations in June 2011. It has locations in Switzerland, Sri Lanka, China and Hong Kong, generates annual revenues in excess of CHF 150 million and employs some 1,750 people.

Gohlke Elektronik GmbH, located in Hildesheim, Germany, focuses on technically challenging specific solutions, serving mainly small to medium-sized and industrial customers close to its North-East German base. Gohlke’s generates revenues of around EUR 23 million (CHF 28 million). The company was founded in 1990. In the interests of smooth succession planning and following a transitional phase, management of the company will be transferred entirely to the third managing director. The strategic combination of CCS and Gohlke will quickly enable synergies to be unlocked. Gohlke’s German production platform will give the CCS Group, which focuses on Switzerland and Asia, a foothold in the eurozone, while CCS’s Asian presence will grant Gohlke the access it needs to this procurement market. Opportunities will also be opened up in development and distribution. Complementary customer portfolios and locations, and technical expertise and know-how will significantly strengthen the positioning of CCS Group.

Zurmont Madison’s majority shareholding in CCS gives the group access to solid financing solutions that will enable it to continue to implement its defined buy-and-build strategy. This gives it a competitive edge in the attractive but hard-fought E2MS market and even greater flexibility in how it serves its small and medium-sized customers in the industrial, automotive, instrumentation and control technology, transport, communication, building services engineering and medical sectors. The joining of Gohlke takes the group into the eurozone and is an ideal way to extend the production and expertise platform. The broader production, knowledge and procurement base will strengthen the geographical presence in serving customers. Both sides stand to reap synergies from this combination

Capiton and New Management acquired Schur Flexible

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Datum:
2012
Branche:
Plastics
Länder:
Denmark, Germany
Competences:
Cross border, Buy side, Buy&Build

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Capiton AG and the management in the acquisition of flexible packaging manufacturer Schur Flexible from Schur International a/s as part of the buy & build strategy.

Schur Flexible is a well-known packaging company in Europe with operations in Denmark, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands which produces high-end flexible packaging solutions for premium applications in the food, tobacco and health care industry. In 2011, Schur Flexible generated sales of approximately EUR 73 million and employed on average some 350 staff.

Following the acquisition of CFS Kempten in October 2011, Schur Flexible is the second investment in the buy and build concept currently implemented by capiton and Mr. Jakob A. Mosser. The aim of this concept is to build a specialised European group with a focus on high-end converted flexible packaging solutions for the food, health care and cosmetics industries by combining several suitable companies. Schur Flexible is a well-suited addition to the buy and build concept and offers significant potential for synergies with CFS Kempten, particularly in sourcing, production and sales/distribution.

Schur Flexible Holding will be managed by Mr. Jakob A. Mosser, who together with Schur International is a significant shareholder in the new holding company. Mr. Jakob A. Mosser has managed and co-owned Unterland Flexible Packaging AG in Austria and for the last three years he has been the CEO of the Consumer Flexibles Division of Mondi.

Capiton AG is an independent, partnerowned private equity company with funds of approximately € 786 million under management. At present, caption AG’s portfolio consists of 12 medium-sized companies. In its capacity as provider of equity finance, capiton supports management buy-outs and supplies growth financing to established, medium-sized companies.

Kresta acquired BussChem Tech

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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

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.

Lind Møbler A/S sold Lind Møbler Slovakia to 3C Holding

lind_3cgruppe
Datum:
2011
Branche:
Consumer goods
Länder:
Denmark, Germany, Slovakia
Competences:
Carve out,Cross border, Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Lind Møbler Bramming A/S for the sale of of its Slovak subsidiary Lind Møbler Slovakia s.r.o. to 3C Holding GmbH.

Due to big changes in the business activities of the Danish Lind Group, the owner decided to sell the Slovakian subsidiary. After selling the Canadian business area in 2008 and the Mexican branch in 2009, Lind Mobler Slovakia s.r.o. was the last remaining operational business area of the Group.

The Lind Group was founded in Denmark by Mogens Lind in 1965. The company develops, produces and sells upholstery. Its customers are large store and furniture chains. In the early 1970s, the Lind Group became one of the world’s biggest furniture dealers for upholstery, with the result that production sites were set up in Denmark, Canada, Slovakia and Mexico over the next 35 years.

The 3C Group is a German upholstery manufacturer. The Group has various production sites in Central and Eastern Europe. 3C acquired Lind Mobler Slovakia to set up another Eastern European production and distribution centre and to strengthen the operative position of the 3C Group on the Scandinavian market with the “Lind” brand.

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.

Zalai Nyomda sold to Carl Edelmann

zalai_edelmann
Datum:
2010
Branche:
Packaging
Länder:
Hungary, Germany
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Zalai Nyomda Zrt in the sale to Edelmann Group.

The Hungarian Zalai Nyomda offeres a broad spectrum of paper packaging solutions for Blue-Chip customers in the food, health and electronic industries. In the last ten years, Zalai Nyomda showed a continuous growth supported by steady investments and modernisations, building a strong position in its local market and in Central and Eastern Europe.

As a member of the global packaging company Carl Edelmann, Zalai Nyomda gains direct access to various European markets, allowing the Group to deliver new packaging solutions and affordable quality products to Central and Eastern European markets based on demand.

With 12 production sites in Germany, Poland, France, Mexico, Hungary and China, the Edelmann Group is a leading supplier of high-quality innovative cardboard packaging solutions. The family enterprise was founded in Heidenheim in Baden-Württemberg in 1913 and produces pharmaceutical packaging, packaging for premium products of the consumer goods industry, particularly in the fields of cosmetics, hair dyes, sweets and tobacco products as well as package inserts and labels. In 2009, with its 1,532 employees, the Edelmann Group earned a turnover of EUR 180 million. Globally, the company produces 3.6 billion folded boxes and flyers.

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.

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.

Kendrion acquired Magneta

kendrion_magneta
Datum:
2010
Branche:
Electronics
Länder:
Germany, Netherlands
Competences:
Buy side, Buy&Build, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive advisor to Kendrion N.V. in the acquisition of German Magneta GmbH & Co KG, a manufacturer of electromagentic clutches and brakes.

As part of the long-term strategy of strengthening the existing activities of the industrial propulsion technology unit, Kendrion N.V. acquired 100% of magneta GmbH & Co. KG. magneta constitutes an important extension to the business unit in the areas of engineering, know-how, product range and an extension to the customer base. Furthermore, both companies profit from the synergy effects, such as the joint use of existing sales channels and the exchange of product knowledge and technical know-how.

Kendrion N.V., which is listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange, develops, produces and sells electromagnetic components for industrial and automobile applications. Kendrion electromagnets are used across the world in products such as lifts, door locks, industrial robots, medical equipment, electrical control boxes, diesel engines, air conditioning and engine cooling.

Magneta GmbH & Co. KG with offices in Aerzen, Germany, is a company specialising in the production of electromagnetic brakes and clutches, whose products are used, among others, in cash machines, industrial applications and in the automobile industry.

Megatech acquired Plastkov Group

megatech_plastk (2)
Datum:
2009
Branche:
Automotive, Plastics
Länder:
Czech Republic, Spain
Competences:
Buy side, Cross border

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

As part of its long-term expansion strategy, Megatech Industries SL acquired 100% of the shares in the Plastkov Group, the biggest injection moulding company of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. MP Corporate Finance advised the buyer in all phases of the process and was also commissioned with structuring acquisition financing and with the operative refinancing of Plastkov.

Thanks to the takeover, the Megatech Group will be able to serve regional customers even more extensively and extend is product portfolio further.

Plastkov is the biggest injection moulding company of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, offering injection technology with extensive services at three  sites, including tool manufacturing, 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.

Teta sold Teta Corso to Libra Szoftver

teta_libra_420x140
Datum:
2009
Branche:
Electronics
Länder:
Hungary, Poland
Competences:
Carve out, Cross border, Sell side

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Teta (VT-Soft Kft) in the sale of the Public Sector & Municipality Solution business unit Corso to Libra Szoftver Zrt.

VT-Soft Kft. (GmbH) is a Hungarian supplier of personal data processing software. The company develops software in the area of human resource management systems, financial management for public bodies, HR outsourcing and IT security applications.

The listed TETA was founded in 1987 and is one of the biggest corporate software developers in Poland with approximately 300 employees. The core activities of Teta comprise the development of efficient and modern process management software for companies and authorities in Central and Eastern Europe.

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.

Capiton sold Gimborn to Penta

gimborn_penta
Datum:
2008
Branche:
Consumer goods
Länder:
Germany, Slovakia
Competences:
Sell side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Capiton in the sale of high premium petfood manufacturer and retailer H. von Gimborn GmbH to Penta Investment.

For more than 30 years, Gimborn Holding GmbH has been producing and selling premium products for pets, particularly for cats. The product portfolio ranges from cat litter via supplements with vitamins and minerals to accessories for pets. The main sales channel is specialised shops. In addition, in the Czech Republic, Gimborn owns its own retail division for pet products.

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 buyouts and expansion financing. High-profit companies with a turnover of between EUR 50 and 500 million are preferred. In June 2006, Capiton obtained a 86% interest in Gimborn as part of a management buy-outs and developed the company further together with management.

Penta holds a share in companies with a total annual turnover of EUR 2.2 billion and which employ approx. 25,000 employees. The aim of Penta is to further strengthen the Eastern European business of Gimborn through this acquisition.

Teta acquired VT-Soft Kft.

teta_vtsoft
Datum:
2008
Branche:
TIMES
Länder:
Hungary, Poland
Competences:
Buy side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Teta SA, a specialist of HR, ERP and MRP solutions, in the acquisition of a 86%-stake in VT-Soft Kft from Videoton Holding Zrt and ISZT Kft.

For Teta, the Polish market leader for personal software and IT services, this acquisition constitutes the first step towards international expansion. With the acquisition, Teta will be gaining further extensive experience and competence for public sector tenders in Eastern Europe.

VT-Soft Kft. (GmbH) is a Hungarian supplier of personal data processing software. The company develops software in the area of human resource management -systems, financial management for public bodies, HR outsourcing and IT security applications.

The listed TETA was founded in 1987 and is one of the biggest corporate software developers in Poland with approximately 300 employees. The core activities of Teta comprise the development of efficient and modern process management software for companies and authorities in Central and Eastern Europe.

STI acquired Petöfi Nyomda

STI_petöfi
Datum:
2007
Branche:
Packaging
Länder:
Germany, Hungary
Competences:
Buy side, Cross border

MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive advisor to the German display and foldig box manufacturer STI Group in the acquisition of Hungarian printing house Petöfi Nyomda Kft. from M-real Group.

Petofi Nyomda Kft. (GmbH) is the competence leader in the Central European market in the field of cardboard fold-up boxes and offset laminated packaging. In addition, the company offers self-adhesive labels in roles and print using UV technology. The company was founded in 1840 and has a total production area of 75,000 m².

On the one hand, STI offers solutions in the packaging area and on the other hand, it offers concepts/products for the product presentation at the Point of Sale (POS). The company is the European market leader in both areas.  STI has 5 production sites in Germany and one in the Czech Republic as well as several development and consultancy offices distributed across Europe, Australia and North America (West Coast).

M-real Group is the leading producer of primary cardboard fibres and is among the market leaders on the European paper market. The company offers cardboard boxes and special paper for the packaging, communication and advertising industries. Its customers includes brand companies, cardboard printers, processors, publishing houses, printing houses, retailers and suppliers of office supplies.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Capvis acquired KCS Industrie Holding

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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.