Deal announcement

goetzpartners advised HEW-Kabel

20. Oktober 2022

goetzpartners advised HEW-Kabel on its acquisition of Habia Cable with a Commercial Due Diligence

goetzpartners advised HEW-Kabel Holding GmbH ("HEW-Kabel") with a Commercial Due Diligence on the acquisition of and merger with Habia Cable AB ("Habia Cable"), a globally leading provider of custom-design, specialized cable and connectivity solutions based in Sweden.

The project approach included a comprehensive analysis and evaluation of Habia Cable's global design and manufacturing capabilities in a market, where customers demand highest quality standards for most demanding on- and offshore applications. For our assessment of the company's high-mix low-volume product portfolio, we considered a broad range of technical performance indicators, incl. fire, chemical, abrasion, and radiation resistance. In a diverse competitive environment, our analyses also included an assessment of alternative strategic setups and business model archetypes. The translation of individual strengths and weaknesses into financial performance dimensions allowed to prove Habia Cable's unique capabilities and competitive edge. The company's globally diversified blue-chip customer base was carefully examined with a special emphasis on individual end market characteristics as well as the project-based nature of the business.

The project complements our extensive track record in providing strategic and commercial advisory services in the global specialty cable industry. It also underpins goetzpartners' capabilities for supporting cross-border deal situations.

About Habia Cable
Habia Cable is a custom design and production partner for specialised cable and connectivity needs all over the world. Founded in Sweden in 1941, Habia is one of the most trusted names for tailor-made cable solutions in the defence, marine, industrial, communication, and power generation sectors.

About HEW-Kabel
For more than 50 years, HEW-Kabel, headquartered in Wipperfuerth (Germany), develops and produces customized special cables for all industrial segments of the market where considerations such as miniaturization, flexibility, thermal stability, or special lifetime requirements play a paramount role.

Transaction Team

Dr. Gerrit Schütte
Managing Director

Alexander Reitmann

Maximilian Knirsch

Louisa Frank
Associate Consultant

Jannis Sandow
Associate Consultant