07-mai-2021

goetzpartners advised Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH on the sale of ELG Haniel to Aperam

Deal announcement

FRANZ HANIEL & CIE GMBH (“Haniel”) continues with its portfolio transformation and has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Luxembourg-based Aperam S.A. (“Aperam”) to sell ELG Haniel GmbH (“ELG”). ELG will be acquired as a complete group and continue to operate as a fully separate company, serving its customers in their best interests. The transaction is subject to the customary regulatory approvals and expected to close in the second half of 2021.

ELG, a specialist in trading, processing, and recycling raw materials for the stainless-steel industry as well as high-performance materials such as superalloys and titanium, has been part of the Haniel portfolio since 1983. In the past 40 years, the division has developed into a leading company in its sector. A sales process was initiated last year and ELG was already reported as a “discontinued operation” in the 2020 financial statements.

goetzpartners acted as exclusive M&A and Commercial Vendor Due Diligence advisor to Haniel. This transaction underlines our competence in cross-border transactions and within the Recycling industry.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commercial Vendor Due Diligence included a scenario-based projection of market recovery tendencies and we continued working with the senior management team after the report was finalized by providing input to major strategic decisions.

ABOUT FRANZ HANIEL & CIE GMBH
Franz Haniel & Cie GmbH is a 100 percent family-owned company, headquartered in Duisburg since its foundation in 1756. It manages a portfolio of independent businesses with the goal to make all investments “enkelfähig” and create value for generations. To this, it pursues a structured investment strategy along the three pillars “People. Planet. Progress.”

ABOUT APERAM S.A.
Aperam is a global producer of stainless, electrical and specialty steel headquartered in Luxembourg. With 9,400 employees, a capacity of 2.5 million tons of flat stainless steel in Brazil and Europe, and an industrial network concentrated in six key production facilities in Brazil, Belgium and France, Aperam is a global industry leader. The company serves customers in over 40 countries and is committed to sustainable management of the environment and finite resources. Through the acquisition, Aperam aims to move forward to the centre of the circular economy and further improve its environmental performance.

TRANSACTION TEAM

Dr. Stephan Goetz
Managing Partner

Dr. Jan-Hendrik Röver
Managing Director

Gerwin Weidl
Director
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Philipp Jaeck
Associate Director

Evgeny Savin
Analyst

COMMERCIAL VENDOR DUE DILIGENCE TEAM

Dr. Gerrit Schütte
Managing Director
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Alexander Reitmann
Manager

Florian Schlindwein
Consultant

Edwin Steffan
Consultant