Deal announcement

goetzpartners advised Schulz Unternehmensfamilie e.K.

03. November 2023

goetzpartners advised Schulz Unternehmensfamilie e.K. on the sale of the German mechanical engineering company Künzel Maschinenbau GmbH to Ziemann Holvrieka GmbH.

With this transaction, Ziemann Holvrieka has expanded its capabilities in providing complete brewery solutions and reflected their strong commitment to excellence in the brewery equipment industry. Künzel's specialization in the upstream phase of brewing process aligns perfectly with Ziemann Holvrieka's existing product portfolio. It enables them to enhance their range of products and turnkey solutions. Furthermore, Ziemann Holvrieka will harness Künzel's expertise within their group of companies, to explore new opportunities for Künzel in other sectors. The site in Mainleus will continue to operate as it always has, with the same management team, the same dedication to all its customers and their committed employees. Künzel will retain its company name, brands, and organizational culture.

"We firmly believe that our group will gain from Künzel's remarkable expertise. While Künzel will benefit from our global presence and research and development capabilities. We are eagerly anticipating a successful and close collaboration with the management team and all employees," affirmed Klaus Gehrig, CEO of Ziemann Holvrieka GmbH.

goetzpartners acted as sole and exclusive M&A sell-side advisor to Schulz Unternehmensfamilie e.K. This transaction demonstrates the ability of goetzpartners' Industrials practice to achieve excellent results for our clients and underscores our expertise in navigating sell-side projects for engineering and plant manufacturing businesses.

About Künzel Maschinenbau GmbH
Künzel is a leading manufacturer, particularly known for its expertise in malt handling and grist mills, which are crucial components for breweries. Künzel has been a major player in the raw material handling sector since 1922 and is based in Mainleus, Germany.

About Schulz Unternehmensfamilie e.K.
Schulz Unternehmensfamilie is based in Bamberg, Germany and offers unique solutions in plants, processes, and technology all along the value chain for refining raw materials and ingredients. The family-owned business, which is now in its tenth generation, includes the companies Kaspar Schulz, Hinke, and Esau & Hueber.

About Ziemann Holvrieka GmbH
Ziemann Holvrieka, based in Ludwigsburg, Germany is a global supplier of process technology, commercial brewing equipment, beer tanks, and turnkey breweries. Ziemann Holvrieka is part of CIMC Liquid Process Technology, an international group of companies that design and manufacture tanks and process systems for the beer, distilled spirits, juice, and various other industries.

Transaction team: 

Herbert Werle
Managing Director

Markus Rosen

Lukas Haasis

Patrick Durner