Deal announcement

goetzpartners advised EMZ Partners

21. Oktober 2021

goetzpartners advised EMZ Partners on the acquisition of a majority stake in Pipersberg with a Commercial Due Diligence

goetzpartners advised EMZ Partners (“EMZ”) with a Commercial Due Diligence on the acquisition of a majority stake in Hermann Pipersberg (“Pipersberg” or “the Company”), a leading gas and water metering solutions provider.

The Commercial Due Diligence included a comprehensive analysis of Pipersberg’s business model and product portfolio, especially taking into account its supplier portfolio and the sustainability of its offered technologies. The market environment was analysed with a particular focus on the impact of regulatory changes as well as the shift towards new meter technologies. In addition, the Company's competitive environment was thoroughly evaluated, highlighting Pipersberg's unique One-Stop-Shop positioning in the industry. Further, the Commercial Due Diligence provided a detailed Business Plan assessment and additional value creation opportunities. The re-investment of CEO Peter Fischer supports the favorable outlook and underlines EMZ’s investment approach of aligning its interest with the management team and to allow them to benefit from the company’s upside potential.

About EMZ Partners
EMZ is a leading European investment firm that acts as a partner for medium-sized companies and their respective management teams. Its activities focus on investments in the DACH region as well as France with a clear intention to operate and support founders, family shareholders, and managers. The core of EMZ’s philosophy is a significant reinvest of the management team to create a mutual partnership as shareholders.
EMZ is majority-owned by its own employees and has a base of European institutional investors. The current fund has a volume of more than €1.0 billion and its investment size ranges from €10 to €150 million.

About Pipersberg
Founded in 1843, Pipersberg is considered as one of the leading German specialist service companies for gas and water meters as well as smart metering communication technology with a broad service portfolio complementing the offering. The firm employs a workforce of >120 people and caters utility and energy supply companies as a full-service partner across the entire value chain from warehousing, logistics, installation, maintenance, repair, testing, recertification, refurbishment, and meter disposal as well as training offerings.

Transaction Team

Dr. Gerrit Schütte
Managing Director

Alexander Reitmann

Teresa Hammer
Senior Consultant

Dominik Beeger
Associate Consultant

Sven Plitzko
Associate Consultant

Maximilian von Waldthausen
Associate Consultant