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.
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.
MP Corporate Finance acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholder of Italian Donau Carbon Technologies s.r.l., an EPC provider of air pollution control plants, in the sale to a group of private investors.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholders of ANGER Group in the sale of a majority stake to Taiwanese Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Ltd. ANGER is a pioneer in high-performance transfer centres.
MP Corporate Finance was retained by the owners to advise on the engagement of a new strategic partner backing the group’s further growth and to manage the transaction and debt refinancing process. During negotiations with several highly interested international investors, Taiwan-based Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Ltd. crystallized as the optimal partner to accompany the group during globalization.
Tongtai has acquired a 76% shareholding in mbi-group Beteiligung GmbH, the holding of ANGER MACHINING and HELLMERICH, and refinanced the group. The investment of Tongtai provides the companies with independence from bank financing and enables them to advance their market position around the world.
Headquartered in Traun (AT), ANGER is the global market leader for high-performance transfer centres. Through unrivalled precision and production efficiency ANGER transfer centres revolutionized serial part machining processes in the automotive, vehicle and general metal processing industry. ANGER focuses on future-oriented applications for engine, transmission and chassis parts in aluminium or steel.
Based in Seeboden (AT), HELLMERICH is the firm of reference for maximum-precision multi-spindle heads, crown turret heads and precision components for the machine tool sector.
Family-owned, listed Tongtai is one of the largest machine tool companies in Taiwan with an exceptional presence in Asia and a manufacturing network spanning Taiwan, China and Malaysia. Its broad product portfolio covers advanced manufacturing solutions for diverse industries from automotive to general manufacturing and aerospace.
Its technological competence and renowned brand make ANGER an important pillar in Tongtai’s technology accretion and global expansion strategy. The new partner enables ANGER to broaden its international footprint in Asia and America and to roll out the new ground-breaking FLXBL product line.
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.
MP Corporate Finance advised Austrian based light material component manufacturer HTI AG in its re-capitalization process. An international consortium of investors took over the majority of shares by way of a capital increase
High Tech Industries AG (HTI AG) is an integrated multi-material lightweight technology group, developing, manufacturing and assembling aluminium and plastic products mainly for the automotive and aircraft industry. The group generated more than € 110 million in total output with a workforce of approx. 850 employees operating at 4 manufacturing sites in 2013.
The consortium of investors consists of Metric Capital Partners, a European Private Equity investor with focus on complex restructuring transactions in the mid-market and ICS Partners an independent, sector-focused investment company with a strong background in the European automotive supplier industry.
The financial restructuring as well as the commitment granted by the new majority owners of the group enables HTI AG to pursue its positive operative development and realize its strategy of serving customers with high-quality products in its technological niche segments.
MP Corporate Finance represented the German telecommunication network termination specialist Elcon Systemtechnik GmbH and the majority shareholders of stock listed UET United Electronic Technology AG in the financing process towards financial investors.
During the structured financing process Elcon Systemtechnik and UET United Electronic Technology were advised and represented by MP Corporate Finance in negotiations with international financial investors leading to the successful implementation of a long-term financing plan, enhancing the future development and prosperity of the companies.
Elecon Systemtechnik, located in Hartmannsdorf (DE), is a leading supplier of telecommunication access and transmission systems and network components for copper, fibre and coax infrastructure.
UET United Electronic Technology, publicly-traded at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange Entry Standard and located in Dortmund (DE), focusses on the investment in mid-sized German Electronics and High-Technology companies.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive debt advisor to flexible packaging specialist Schur Flexibles Group in arranging the acquisition financing facility.
We are glad to announce another successful completion of a debt financing project.
MP Corporate Finance, as exclusive debt advisor to Schur Flexibles Group, arranged an acquisition financing facility. The proceeds were used for the acquisition of a designated target in a well-selected market in order to support Schur Flexibles Group growth strategy.
The credit facility was provided by Austrian Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG.
Schur Flexibles Group is a well-known packaging specialist in Europe with operations in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland and The Netherlands that produces high-end flexible packaging solutions for premium applications in the food, tobacco and health care industry. In 2012, Schur Flexibles Group generated sales of approximately EUR 180 million with an average staff of 770 employees.
MP Corporate Finance represented the majority shareholder of Hirsch Servo AG in the financing process towards financial investors and senior lenders.
During the structured financing process, the majority shareholder of Hirsch Servo AG, Kurt Hirsch Holding GmbH, was advised and represented by MP Corporate Finance in negotiations with international financial investors and a group of senior lenders, leading to the successful implementation of a long-term financing plan, enhancing the future development and prosperity of the group.
Hirsch Servo AG, publicly-traded at the Vienna Stock Exchange, manufactures and sells expandable polystyrene (EPS) products and machinery for the manufacturing of EPS products. With sales of around EUR 95 million in fiscal year 2010/11 the group is one of the largest suppliers of EPS products in Central and Eastern Europe and a global provider of technologically innovative EPS processing machinery. It produces packaging and insulating materials from EPS for various applications, including transport protection for goods manufactured by the entertainment and household appliance industries; and offers moulded components and insulating materials for the construction industry, as well as provides lightweight concrete from recycled EPS for flooring and construction companies. Hirsch also develops, produces, and sells machinery and equipment for the processing of EPS into shape moulded parts and insulating materials, as well as supplies EPS processors who serve as subcontractors for the packaging, construction, foodstuffs, and electronics industries. In addition, it sells satellite plants and automatic pallet production units. The company operates around the world with manufacturing facilities in Austria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Italy, and Romania. Hirsch Servo AG was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Glanegg, Austria.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Kresta Industries, a producer of industrial plants, in arranging the acquisition financing of Eickhoff Industrie-Anlagenbau, as part of the growth strategy
Kresta Anlagenbau focuses on industrial plant construction for the paper and pulp industry, petrochemical and chemicals industry, timbre industry and in the area of environmental technologies. With more than 500 employees, Kresta Anlagenbau is establishing itself as one of the leading players in this industry.
By acquiring Eickhoff GmbH, Kresta Anlagenbau GmbH will be able to further extend its market position and sustainably strengthen the areas of mechanical engineering, power plant technology, the chemicals industry and the metallurgical industry.
Eickhoff GmbH operates in the area of industrial repairs for the chemicals and steel industries and delivers high-quality components for power plant technology, such as compensators. With more than 140 employees, Eickhoff achieves an annual turnover of EUR 20 million.
Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG was founded more than 100 years ago. Today, it is the strongest regional bank in Austria, supporting its corporate customers with tailored financial engineering services. An optimal interaction between customer relationship managers and specialists ensures that individual solutions can be implemented rapidly.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Klein & Blazek s.r.o, a Czech based metal stamping and machining company, in arranging their succession.
Peter Klein, managing director and the son of one of the two founders, acquired the majority share of the company. This shareholder buyout transaction triggered a restructuring process of equity, optimally solving the succession planning for the company between the existing shareholders.
The transaction enabled the Czech company to further pursue its successful growth target in the coming years. No changes in management are planned.
For more than 30 years, the company Klein & Blazek has been focusing on serial deliveries of metal components for the automobile industry. Its offices are located in Nordmähren, near the Polish border, in Stity. Thanks to its financial strength, the company was able to set up an impressive machine capacity in the last years, thus reaching a leading position with numerous international and local customers.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Megatech Industries, a producer of plastic parts for the automotive industry, in structuring the financing for the acquisition of Plastkov Group.
In the context of the acquisition, the Spanish Megatech Industries S.L. acquired 100% of the shares of the Czech Plastkov Group.
Plastkov is the biggest injection moulding company of the Czech Republic and Slovakia, offering injection technology with extensive services at 3 sites, including tool manufacture, injection moulding and complex assembly meeting highest design requirements.
Megatech is a leading automobile supplier for various global OEMs, with technology centres in Spain, Brazil and Romania. Megatech specialises in the development and production of security and design-sensitive plastics components.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the owners of GIKO a producer of flexible packaging materials in their sale of the company via a management buy-out.
GIKO was founded in 1956 and today comprises three companies: GIKO Verpackungen, GIKO Rundverpackungen and GIKO Kartonagen. GIKO positioned itself on the market as a successful one-stop-shop supplier, achieving a deep market penetration and a diversified customer structure with long-term customer retention due to its high level of customer orientation, flexible production, technologically perfect solutions and broad product program. GIKO Holding GmbH operates two production sites, employs approximately 130 staff and achieves a turnover of more than EUR 30 million.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Reaktiv Beteiligungs GmbH in financing the acquisition of Mentor GmbH by aws Mittelstandsfonds
In the area of professional training and education, the Reaktiv Group is the biggest private provider in Austria. The profitable and powerfully growing Reaktiv-Unternehmensgruppe trains, places and leases out individuals such as the long-term unemployed, disabled or migrants, who are facing special challenges in terms of entering the current job market. –? aws Mittelstandfonds invests in the further growth of the company group as part of a silent partnership, thereby supporting the improvement of the target groups’ job market situation in the coming years.
aws Mittelstandsfonds is the biggest Austrian fund for silent partnerships and providers of equity. aws invests long-term growth capital in the shape of flexible financing solutions in Austrian medium-sized companies with up to approx. 500 employees and a minimum turnover of EUR 2 million.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Ring International Holding AG in arranging the financing of the buy & build strategy by issue of a corporate bond.
In 2008 and 2009, Ring International Holding obtained the majority share of Niko, Fritz Lacke GmbH, pro|office and a share in the Italian powder paint manufacturer puderlack Ecopolifix over the course of a Buy & Build concept. On the one hand, the capital obtained from the corporate bond is to be used for additional transactions and on the other hand, its aim is to drive forward the expansion of existing activities.
Ring International Holding AG is a leading company group in the field of office supplies and industrial paint, with a total of 30 companies, of which 12 are production sites. Globally, RIH employs 1,300 staff on three continents. On a production area of 83,000 m², among others 1.7 billion soft plastic covers are manufactured each year, as are 60 million binder filling mechanisms, approximately 185 million level mechanisms for the office supplies industry, but also 20,000 tons of liquid coating for road markings, corrosion protection and other industrial applications such as 10,000 tons of powder coating for industrial applications.
Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich AG was founded more than 100 years ago as a clearing institute. Today, it is the strongest regional bank in Austria, supporting its corporate customers with tailored financial engineering services. An optimal interaction between customer relationship managers and specialists ensures that individual solutions can be implemented rapidly.
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.
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.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Etaone Holding in obtaining expansion financing from Hypo Alpe Adria.
Etaone Holding GmbH acquired Oberdorfer BHKW as part of its expansion strategy. MP Corporate Finance advised Etaone in all aspects regarding the realisation and structuring of the acquisition financing.
Etaone, with offices in Neckenmarkt, is the European technological leader for planning, construction and maintenance of block heat and power plants (BHKW) with electrical power of 0.5 – 32 MW. The company has branches in Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy and Dubai and employs a staff of 125.
Hypo Alpe Adria is a banking group in the Austrian state of Karinthia, which originated from the Landes-Hypothekenanstalt Kärnten founded in 1896. The Group is currently active in eleven countries and is the sixth biggest bank in Austria. Hypo Alpe-Adria-Bank International AG is the parent company of the Group.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Technoplast Kunststofftechnik GmbH, the world market leader in the provision of extrusion technologies, in the debt restructuring by a consortium of financial investors, mezzanin and senior lenders.
Technoplast-Kunststofftechnik GmbH produces extrusion dies and extruders for window manufacturers across the world. Technoplast is also active in developing window systems. The company has 250 employees, of which 50 are employed abroad. The export ratio of the company from Micheldorf is 99 percent. Technoplast has sales branches in France and in Great Britain.
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.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Atensor GmbH in obtaining expansion capital through capital increase by Berndorf AG.
Atensor Engineering and Technology Systems GmbH with offices in Steyr are the competence centre for robotics and robot-supported measuring technology. Integrated system solutions for automation and quality assurance are used in an industrial environment.
Berndorf AG is an industry holding focusing on tool manufacture, process and surface technology, heat treatment, bath manufacturing and process technology. Berndorf’s holdings are global market leaders in various industrial niche markets.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Atensor GmbH in obtaining expansion capital from AWS Mittelstandsfonds.
Atensor Engineering and Technology Systems GmbH with offices in Steyr are the competence centre for robotics, robot-supported measuring technology and integrated system solutions for automation and quality assurance, used in an industrial environment.
aws Mittelstandsfonds is one of the biggest Austrian fonds for silent partnerships and for providers of equity capital. In the shape of flexible financing solutions, long-term growth capital is invested in Austrian medium-sized companies with up to approx. 500 employees and a minimum turnover of EUR two million.
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.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Hannover Finanz in the MBO of Telecom Nescom Systemhaus GmbH, a provider of mobile phone service solutions and data technology.
Hannover Finanz Austria acts independently from banks and industries and, as part of the Hannover Finanz Group, represents many years of experience, a broad-ranging financing network and a large financing capacity. It supports medium-sized companies in growth financing and succession planning. The aim of Hannover Finanz Austria AG is to support companies to achieve long-term success.
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
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.