14.05.2018

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners conducted the commercial due diligence of Prefere Resins for Silverfleet Capital

goetzpartners has advised Silverfleet Capital to enter into a binding contract to acquire a majority stake in Prefere Resins Holding GmbH (“Prefere” or the “Company”). Headquartered in Erkner, situated on the outskirts of Berlin,... 

goetzpartners has advised Silverfleet Capital to enter into a binding contract to acquire a majority stake in Prefere Resins Holding GmbH (“Prefere” or the “Company”). Headquartered in Erkner, situated on the outskirts of Berlin, Germany, the Company is a European market leader in the development, production, and sale of phenolic and amino resins which are used as a binding agent across the construction, insulation and industrial sectors. Completion is subject to regulatory approval and the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

goetzpartners' Private Equity consulting team conducted a Commercial Due Diligence containing a comprehensive assessment of Prefere's product portfolio with a particular focus on the chemical properties and its technological superiority to demonstrate the company’s European leading position across industries as well as an analysis of the product innovation pipeline’s attractiveness and its upside potential for Prefere.

Prefere has been built through the acquisition of plants owned by Neste and Perstorp in 2000. It operates seven production facilities across six European countries (Germany, France, UK, Finland, Poland and Romania), has three R&D sites (Germany, Austria and Finland) and four regional sales offices (Germany, UK, Finland and Austria). Producing over 320 kilotonnes in volume and employing over 320 people, the Company has a diversified product portfolio of more than 900 individual formulations, serving over 300 customers including several large, blue chip multi-national corporations, which are global suppliers of engineered wood products and insulation materials.
 

ABOUT SILVERFLEET CAPITAL

Silverfleet is headquartered in London and has well-established regional investment teams operating from Munich, Paris and Stockholm. This local footprint makes Silverfleet one of the few truly “local” yet integrated, pan-European, mid-market investors, able to support management teams in both their local markets and internationally.
 

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02.05.2018

goetzpartners steers transformation in North America: first Transformation Re-defined Summit in New York

goetzpartners’ New York office makes its mark with a summit for transformation thought leaders

Press release New York, 02th of May 2018 – To explore vital factors for success of transformation processes, the New York office of the leading advisory firm goetzpartners brought together over 50 C-level executives from... 

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New York, 02th of May 2018 – To explore vital factors for success of transformation processes, the New York office of the leading advisory firm goetzpartners brought together over 50 C-level executives from industry disruptors, transformation leaders, academics, and thought leaders from various organizations and industries across the world. The summit engaged participants in discussing the ever-pertinent question: “What does it take to successfully transform a business and stay relevant?”. Hosted by goetzpartners’ North American management team Markus Schmid and Philipp Stietencron, the summit facilitated an exclusive exchange platform for thought leaders through interactive panel discussions, keynote speeches, and networking sessions. As Mr. Stietencron noted in his opening speech, “Continuous transformation should be on the agenda of every leader – if you don’t push your organization to get better each day, it might not be there tomorrow.“

The summit explored the full scope of transformation with experts from various backgrounds and provided answers on how organizations can adapt the way they do business. In the first keynote speech, Joerg Erlemeier, COO at Nokia, gave an account of the transformation process Nokia has worked through in the face of a turbulent telecommunication industry and emphasized the importance of deep change: “Continuous transformation is deeply embedded in everything we do. For Nokia, transformation is a tool to deliver our growth ambition.”

Organizational transformation is highly dependent on a change in culture, since mindset shifts are a key driver of innovation in organizations. This was summarized best by Angela Lee, CIO at Columbia Business School: “True organizational transformation comes when you marry mindset shifts with everyday tools and processes to enable daily change. This ideally happens at the individual, team, and the most senior levels of an organization.” Still, mastering the human elements of change management becomes increasingly difficult when paired with the onset of digital transformations required in organizations.

Leaders still struggle to understand the role of artificial intelligence and its impact on organizational shifts and changes. Chris Boos, CEO and Founder at Arago, explained how companies can capitalize on digital transformations: “By making enterprise knowledge and individual experiences executable by AI independent of the presence of experts, any known process will become autonomous which in turn makes more resources available to drive transformation. Massive efficiency gains also make entirely new business models possible which could simply not be executed due to cost, speed or agility restrictions of established best practices.”

Clara Fain, CFO at Via, shared how disruptive companies can partner with established companies to provide a new business model for the future: “By establishing partnerships with large corporations, Via could realize its vision of re-engineering public transit, while our partners used the opportunity to further develop their business models.” At every level, thought leaders and managers can leverage new ideas and models to transform not only their daily activities, but their organizations’ mentalities and businesses to generate stronger returns as well as stronger partnerships within the economic community.

goetzpartners: Advisory for Strategy, M&A and Transformation

goetzpartners, founded in 1991, is an independent advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: strategy, M&A and transformation. As a trusted partner with a valuable track record and a far-reaching network, we are ideally positioned to help companies worldwide to navigate through their digital transformation challenges. With more than 350 professionals operating out of 14 offices in 11 countries, we advise decision-makers and top executives in all key industries.

Located in New York, goetzpartners has developed a vital local presence in the U.S. and positioned itself as a thought leader and driver of change. Clients greatly benefit from our unique combination of both corporate finance and management consulting advisory services. Boasting a vast wealth of business experience and cross-industry knowledge, we are trusted by companies to provide excellent global advisory services to U.S.-based organizations.

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27.04.2018

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised IK Investment Partners in the Commercial Due Diligence of Bahr Modultechnik

goetzpartners' Private Equity consulting team advised IK Investment Partners in the Commercial Due Diligence of Bahr Modultechnik GmbH, a leading manufacturer of modular positioning systems. ABOUT BAHR MODULTECHNIK GMBH Founded... 

goetzpartners' Private Equity consulting team advised IK Investment Partners in the Commercial Due Diligence of Bahr Modultechnik GmbH, a leading manufacturer of modular positioning systems.

ABOUT BAHR MODULTECHNIK GMBH

Founded in 1990 by the brothers Frank and Dirk Bahr, Bahr Modultechnik focuses on delivering individual solutions based on a sophisticated portfolio of customizable and technologically leading products. Accurate and robust positioning systems are required in a wide variety of industries from mechanical engineering to medical technology.

Bahr is an expert partner for sophisticated and practice-oriented customized linear technology, which is sold in more than 20 countries throughout the world. Depending on the individual requirements, Bahr’s systems are provided with spindle drive, toothed rack drive, belt drive or a different drive concept. Bahr is certified according to the standards of DIN EN 9001 and 14001 – for first-in-class quality.

ABOUT IK INVESTMENT PARTNERS

IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9.5 billion of capital and invested in over 115 European companies. IK funds support companies with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams and investors to create robust, well-positioned businesses with excellent long-term prospects.

GOETZPARTNERS TRANSACTION TEAM

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Dr. Burak Yahsi
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Andreas Haselbach
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Lorenz Rossmann
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25.04.2018

Deal Announcment

goetzpartners advised IK Investment Partners on its acquisition of Bahr Modultechnik GmbH

goetzpartners advised IK Investment Partners ("IK") on its acquisition of Bahr Modultechnik GmbH ("Bahr"), a leading manufacturer of modular positioning systems. Founded in 1990 by the brothers Frank and Dirk... 

goetzpartners advised IK Investment Partners ("IK") on its acquisition of Bahr Modultechnik GmbH ("Bahr"), a leading manufacturer of modular positioning systems.

Founded in 1990 by the brothers Frank and Dirk Bahr, Bahr is an expert partner for sophisticated and practice-oriented customized linear technology, which is sold in more than 20 countries throughout the world. Accurate and robust positioning systems are required in a wide variety of industries from mechanical engineering to medical technology.

"We are delighted to be working with the management team to build on the great achievements of the Bahr family, who has successfully established Bahr as one of the most innovative industrial companies for linear positioning systems", says Nils Pohlmann, Partner at IK Investment Partners and advisor to the IK Small Cap II.

IK has retained goetzpartners as exclusive financial advisor. This transaction represents the third successful transaction within 12 months in which goetzpartners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to IK. It underlines our swift transaction execution as buy-side M&A advisor and our expertise in the industrial sector.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

ABOUT IK INVESTMENT PARTNERS

IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is a pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9.5 billion of capital and invested in over 115 European companies. IK funds support companies with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams and investors to create robust, well-positioned businesses with excellent long-term prospects.

GOETZPARTNERS TRANSACTION TEAM

Dr. Gernot Wunderle
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Matthias Volk
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Robert Wagon
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Naima Deuter
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Martin Brüggemann
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19.04.2018

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners provided strategic advice to the Board of Merck KGaA on the sale of its Consumer Health business to The Procter & Gamble Company

goetzpartners Corporate Finance GmbH provided strategic advice to the Board of Merck KGaA on the sale of its Consumer Health business to The Procter & Gamble Company. Merck, a leading science and technology company,... 

goetzpartners Corporate Finance GmbH provided strategic advice to the Board of Merck KGaA on the sale of its Consumer Health business to The Procter & Gamble Company.

Merck, a leading science and technology company, announced today that it has signed an agreement to sell its global Consumer Health business to Procter & Gamble (P&G) for approximately € 3.4 billion in cash, or approximately $ 4.2 billion at current exchange rates. The transaction, which is expected to close by the end of the fourth quarter 2018, is subject to regulatory approvals and satisfaction of certain other customary closing conditions. Merck intends to use the net proceeds from the divestiture primarily to accelerate deleveraging. At the same time, it will allow Merck to increase flexibility to strengthen all three business sectors.

“The divestment of the Consumer Health business is an important step in Merck’s strategic focus on innovation driven businesses within Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials. It is a clear demonstration of our continued commitment to actively shape our portfolio as a leading science and technology company. The attractive price reflects the high asset value and the performance Consumer Health has delivered,” said Stefan Oschmann, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck. “Consumer Health is a strong business that deserves the best possible opportunities for its future development. With P&G we have found a strong, highly recognized player who has the necessary scale to successfully drive the business going forward.”

“P&G’s global scale and strategic interest in the health and well-being of consumers provide an excellent basis for accelerating growth, leveraging our teams’ capabilities and expanding the Consumer Health business profitably. The marketed portfolios, product pipelines and geographic footprints of both businesses are highly complementary,” said Belén Garijo, Member of the Executive Board of Merck and CEO Healthcare. “With this transaction, we continue to rigorously deliver on our strategy to become a global specialty innovator and bring breakthrough medicines to patients.”

“We like the steady, broad-based growth of the OTC healthcare market and are pleased to add Merck’s Consumer Health portfolio and people to the P&G family,” said David Taylor, P&G Chairman of the Board, President and CEO.

“These leading brands and the great employees of Merck’s Consumer Health business will complement our Personal Health Care business very well,” said Tom Finn, President, P&G Global Personal Health Care. “This acquisition helps us continue to drive sales and profit growth for P&G by providing the capabilities and portfolio scale we need to operate a winning global OTC business.”

Between 2015 and 2017, Consumer Health’s net sales grew organically by 6%, outpacing the consumer health market’s growth of approximately 4% over the same period. For the full year 2017, net sales of the Consumer Health business amounted to € 911 million.

In September 2017 Merck announced that it was preparing strategic options for its Consumer Health business, including a potential full or partial sale of the business as well as strategic partnerships.

goetzpartners provided strategic advice to the Board of Merck KGaA, further underlining our competence as sell-side advisor in the Healthcare industry.

ABOUT MERCK KGaA

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Almost 53,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions. In 2017, Merck generated sales of € 15.3 billion in 66 countries.

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed corporate group. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, MilliporeSigma and EMD Performance Materials.

GOETZPARTNERS TRANSACTION TEAM

Dr. Stephan Goetz
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Ulrich Kinzel
Managing Director
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Günther Schermer
Partner
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Adelin Trusculescu
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Philipp Jaeck
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Steffen Prochazka
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Patrick Bobak
Analyst

 
10.04.2018

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised HQ Equita on the sale of MEN Gruppe to DBAG fund VII on the commercial vendor due diligence

HQ Equita has agreed to sell MEN Gruppe ("MEN"), a leading provider of mission critical computers and electronic components for demanding operational environments, to DBAG Fund VII, which is advised by Deutsche... 

HQ Equita has agreed to sell MEN Gruppe ("MEN"), a leading provider of mission critical computers and electronic components for demanding operational environments, to DBAG Fund VII, which is advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, for a merger with its portfolio company duagon Holding AG ("duagon").

MEN develops and produces fail-safe and durable computers and electronic assemblies for challenging environmental conditions. The components are used for data processing inside trains, aircrafts, in industrial plants or medical equipment. duagon is a leading, independent provider of network components for data communication in rail vehicles.

Both MEN and duagon already hold leading competitive positions in their respective markets. While MEN’s computers ensure the flawless and reliable control of brakes, doors and other subsystems of rail vehicles and rail networks, duagon components enable for instance the communication of these systems with the central train network.

Hans Moock, Managing Director of HQ Equita, highlighted the business logic of the merger: “Due to duagon’s highly complementary technology and the two well-matched management teams, we believe the merger will create a leading technology provider for secure computing and communications solutions in the rail sector. Such a combined group is ideally positioned to benefit from the positive developments expected in the future in the field of railway electronics and other mission-critical markets, including medical technology, avionics, power & energy and special industrial applications.”

Under duagon’s and MEN’s joint expertise, new products and comprehensive solutions will be developed. The focus will be on automatic safety systems and technological trends, such as autonomous driving, which is also relevant for the rail industry.

Bernd Härtlein, current CEO of MEN and future CEO of the Computing business unit, added: “The merger of duagon and MEN is a major first step in creating a market leader in rail and market computing, wherever there is a need for highly reliable and secure solutions. In particular, I see great potential in duagon’s hardware-related software competence and its strong position with Asian customers.”

goetzpartners Management Consultants acted as exclusive commercial advisor to HQ Equita, further underlining our competence in the embedded systems industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to the approval of antitrust authorities.

ABOUT MEN

MEN is one of Europe’s leading developers and producers of fail-safe computers and electronic assemblies. The electronics are used globally for safety and mission-critical functions in control and measurement technology, where reliability must be guaranteed even under challenging environmental conditions, such as high temperature fluctuations, dust, vibrations or humidity. Historically coming from the field of industrial automation, today’s main applications include mobile applications in the railway, public transport and aviation sectors. MEN also supplies medical technology, power generation as well as oil and gas production.

ABOUT HQ EQUITA

HQ Equita is HQ Capital’s direct private equity investment company. Continuing with the tradition of the Harald Quandt family, HQ Equita acquires entrepreneurial stakes in medium-sized companies in the DACH region. It is one of the most experienced providers in the German-speaking market. Since its foundation in 1992, HQ Equita has raised capital commitments totaling more than one billion euros and has invested in more than 30 companies. The firm’s investors includes institutional investors, family offices, foundations and well-known entrepreneurial families – including the Harald Quandt family.

GOETZPARTNERS TRANSACTION TEAM

Dr. Gerrit Schütte
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Steffen Prochazka
Consultant
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Janine Schäfer
Associate Consultant
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09.04.2018

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised ENGIE on the sale of its 4.71% stake in Encevo to POST Luxembourg 20180409 goetzpartners ENGIE

April 9, 2018 - goetzpartners Corporate Finance advised ENGIE, the France based multinational energy and services group, on the sale of its 4.71% stake in Encevo, the Luxembourg based utility. The stake in Encevo was acquired by... 

April 9, 2018 - goetzpartners Corporate Finance advised ENGIE, the France based multinational energy and services group, on the sale of its 4.71% stake in Encevo, the Luxembourg based utility. The stake in Encevo was acquired by POST Luxembourg, the Luxembourg based provider of postal, telecommunications and financial services. ENGIE, which maintains operations in 70 countries around the world, sold the minority stake in order to optimise its participation portfolio. The parties agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transaction which closed on February 21, 2018.

The acquisition of a stake in Encevo by POST Luxembourg was made in the context of structural changes in the energy and telecommunications landscapes. It will allow the two companies to position themselves as partners and service providers in the fields of smart and decentralised energy networks. POST Luxembourg will be granted rights of representation on the Boards of Directors of Encevo, Enovos and Creos, the group's main companies.

goetzpartners Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to ENGIE. This marks our 6th successful transaction involving Encevo and further strengthens goetzpartners’ extensive energy sector credentials.

ABOUT ENCEVO

Encevo (formerly known as Enovos International) is a Luxembourg based utility company focused on the Luxembourgian, German, French and Belgian electricity and gas markets. The group is active in the operation of electricity and gas grids through Creos and the generation and distribution of electricity and gas through Enovos. Encevo operates over 300,000 delivery points, more than 10,150km of electrical power lines and over 3,700km of gas lines. The company employs a workforce of over 1,500 staff and generates sales of about EUR 2.0bn.

ABOUT ENGIE

ENGIE (formerly known as GDF Suez) is a France based multinational group active in electricity, natural gas and energy services. The group maintains operations in 70 countries, employs more than 150,000 people and generates sales of about EUR 65bn. ENGIE is listed on the Euronext exchanges in Paris and Brussels.

THE GOETZPARTNERS TRANSACTION TEAM

Dr. Jan-Hendrik Röver
Managing Director
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Matthias Volk
Associate Director
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Leonard Rasche
Associate

 
21.02.2018

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised DLW Flooring GmbH on the sale of its linoleum activities

France based Gerflor SAS, a global leader in the production and distribution of flooring, wallcovering and finishes has signed a binding agreement to acquire DLW Flooring GmbH’s (“DLW") linoleum activities. The transaction... 

France based Gerflor SAS, a global leader in the production and distribution of flooring, wallcovering and finishes has signed a binding agreement to acquire DLW Flooring GmbH’s (“DLW") linoleum activities. The transaction includes the takeover of the production facility and workforce in Delmenhorst (Germany) as well as part of DLW’s sales force and support functions in Bietigheim-Bissingen.

In March 2017, Hans-Norbert Topp was appointed CRO and CEO of DLW. Since then, the Company was undergoing an extensive restructuring and given a liquidity shortage, management filed for insolvency under self-administration in accordance with §270a InsO ("vorläufige Eigenverwaltung") in October 2017. goetzpartners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the self-administration and has successfully managed the complex asset disposal process.

“We are happy that even under difficult circumstances we are able to save the company and over 320 employees of DLW,” says CRO and CEO Hans-Norbert Topp. “Furthermore, with Gerflor, after years of uncertainty, the linoleum activities in Delmenhorst have an experienced and financially strong investor for future long term growth and success.”

The Transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval from the German and Austrian antitrust authorities and is expected to close in March 2018.

ABOUT DLW FLOORING GMBH

Founded in 1863, DLW is a manufacturer and distributer for high-quality resilient flooring solutions including linoleum, vinyl & LVT, fibrebonded and pool and pond liners. DLW's linoleum production site in Delmenhorst is one of four facilities worldwide and the only one in Germany. DLW distributes its products globally and generated revenues of c. €130m in 2016.

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Dr. Thomas Sittel
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Ivo Polten
Managing Director
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Matthias Stötter
Associate Director
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Philipp Hartelt
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Naima Deuter
Analyst

Christian Propst
Analyst

Vincent Buchholz
Associate Consultant

Marc Fischer
Associate Consultant 

 
20.02.2018

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised Ergon Capital Partners backed svt in the Commercial Due Diligence of Rolf Kuhn Group

goetzpartners has advised svt, a portfolio company of Ergon, on its merger with Rolf Kuhn Group, composed of Rolf Kuhn GmbH, its subsidiary Rolf Kuhn Brandschutz GmbH (Austria), Flamro Brandschutz-Systeme GmbH, Prüf- und... 

goetzpartners has advised svt, a portfolio company of Ergon, on its merger with Rolf Kuhn Group, composed of Rolf Kuhn GmbH, its subsidiary Rolf Kuhn Brandschutz GmbH (Austria), Flamro Brandschutz-Systeme GmbH, Prüf- und Technikzentrum Brandschutz GmbH and Kuhn Service GmbH (together “Rolf Kuhn”). Rolf Kuhn is one of the leading German manufacturers of passive fire protection products and solutions.

goetzpartners' Private Equity consulting team conducted a Commercial Due Diligence with a particular focus on strategic fit and synergy assessment emphasizing the highly complementary combination of svt and Rolf Kuhn group regarding the product and service offering, as well as end-markets and covered geographies.

Through the combination, svt and Rolf Kuhn will form a leading manufacturer of fire protection products in Europe with a comprehensive product portfolio backed by an extensive and complementary portfolio of more than 400 national and international certifications. The combined group will employ a workforce of more than 600 employees and generate a turnover of approximately €150 million in more than 60 countries. The transaction is still subject to approval by the competent authorities.

Steffen Gerdau, CEO of the combined group, commented: “I am looking forward to working together with Rolf Kuhn’s employees. There is a strong strategic fit between svt and Rolf Kuhn and I am convinced that the new group will be even more successful serving its customers in the national and international markets.”

Wolfgang de Limburg, Managing Partner and Nils Lüssem, Partner at Ergon Capital Advisors in Germany added: “The combined group forms one of the leading players in Europe in the attractive niche market for passive fire protection products and solutions. We are pleased to be able to support the group in the future.”

About Ergon Capital Partners

Ergon Capital Partners III is a mid-market private equity investment company with ~€500 million under management backed by family-controlled Groupe Bruxelles Lambert and selected European institutional investors. Ergon is a disciplined and discreet value investor, which provides “patient and friendly capital” to entrepreneurs and managers, who need capital to accelerate the development of their companies. Ergon makes equity investments from €25 million up to €75 million in leading companies in attractive niche markets.

goetzpartners Team

Dr. Sigurd Kitzer
Partner
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Lars Timmer
Senior Consultant
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Florian von Villiez
Associate Consultant

 
15.02.2018

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners has advised Getlink on the restructuring and refinancing of its sterling inflation-linked debt

On 7 February 2018, Getlink announced having successfully restructured its sterling inflation-linked debt implemented in 2007. By executing its agreement with FMS(1) the Group purchased part of the sterling inflation-linked bonds... 

On 7 February 2018, Getlink announced having successfully restructured its sterling inflation-linked debt implemented in 2007. By executing its agreement with FMS(1) the Group purchased part of the sterling inflation-linked bonds and will have the option, up to 2025, to acquire any or all of the outstanding bonds owned by FMS.

After the removal of two monolines in December 2015 and the refinancing of the floating-rate debt in May 2017, this transaction is the last landmark step in the Group’s debt structure optimization process. It will notably enable the Group to proceed to its legal reorganization through ring-fencing the entities which operate the Fixed-Link business (Eurotunnel) from those operating the other Group businesses. This new structure will give financing flexibility to the Group.

goetzpartners advised Getlink in the negotiations with FMS and the structuring and completion of the transaction.

Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Getlink, said: “I am particularly pleased with this development which, by ring-fencing the Fixed-Link, concludes the Group's debt transformation, and will enable ElecLink to partially fund itself through its own asset potential.“

Serge Prager, Managing Director at goetzpartners, said: “We are very proud to have worked on this landmark transaction, after advising Getlink on its previous major debt restructuring transaction last May. It shows our commitment towards our clients and our ability to work with them throughout their strategic transformation.“

(1) German state-owned structure holding most of the sterling inflation-linked debt

goetzpartners Transaction Team

Serge Prager
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Léo Fallourd
Associate
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23.01.2018

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners has acted as exclusive financial advisor to La Martinière Groupe in the context of its combination with Média-Participations

La Martinière Groupe (Editions de La Martinière, Le Seuil, Abrams, etc.) has successfully completed its combination with Média-Participations (Fleurus, Dargaud, Dupuis, Rustica, Lombard, Editions Anne Carrière, ENPC, Editions... 

La Martinière Groupe (Editions de La Martinière, Le Seuil, Abrams, etc.) has successfully completed its combination with Média-Participations (Fleurus, Dargaud, Dupuis, Rustica, Lombard, Editions Anne Carrière, ENPC, Editions 365…).

This transaction creates the 3rd largest player in the French book publishing arena with strong footholds in many of the industry’s segments: leader in comic books, major player in literature publishing and one of the largest publishers in children’s literature. The new group intends to pursue its development while preserving the identity of its various brands, in line with both companies historical management traditions.

This combination, during which the shareholders of La Martinière Groupe have contributed their shares to Média-Participations, further increases the sustainability of the new group, with the unfailing support of its historical shareholders.

Hervé de la Martinière, Chairman of La Martinière Groupe: “We have particularly enjoyed working with goetzpartners, with whom we have   established a remarkable working relationship based on trust and genuine proximity. goetzpartners has contributed greatly to the success of the transaction.”

Guillaume Piette, Managing Director at goetzpartners: “We are delighted to have advised La Martinière Groupe during this important milestone in its history. This combination, which was conducted in the greatest secrecy, enables the constitution of the third largest book publishing conglomerate in France. This transaction showcases goetzpartners’ proven ability to support founders-led businesses and strengthens further our industry expertise in the publishing space.”

ABOUT LA MARTINIÈRE GROUPE

La Martinière Groupe (2016 sales of €206m) is a major player in the French publishing arena built around iconic brands (Editions de la Martinière, Le Seuil, etc.) and benefiting from a rare international exposure (Abrams in the United-States and Knesebeck in Germany). Present on numerous publishing segments (literature, human sciences, picture books, children's books, etc.), the group publishes over 3,000 front-list books on a yearly basis and manages a backlist in excess of 26,500 references. Over 90 major literary awards have been won by the publishing houses of the group.

ABOUT MÉDIA-PARTICIPATIONS

Média-Participations (2016 sales of €355m) is a diversified publishing group with complementary activities in magazine, audiovisual production and video game development. Very active notably in comic books and children’s books, the group recently made its mark in general literature with the acquisition of Editions Anne Carrière in June 2017.

GOETZPARTNERS TEAM

Guillaume Piette
Managing Director
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Cédric Hawthorn
Director
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Julien Pascal
Associate

Houssam Cheb
Analyst

Dina Bouzoubaa
Analyst

 
18.12.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners conducted the Commercial Due Diligence of 7days for Silverfleet Capital

Silverfleet Capital, the Pan-European private equity firm that specialises in buy-to-build, has entered into a binding contract with Odewald KMU and the founders to acquire a majority stake in the 7days group (“7days” or the... 

Silverfleet Capital, the Pan-European private equity firm that specialises in buy-to-build, has entered into a binding contract with Odewald KMU and the founders to acquire a majority stake in the 7days group (“7days” or the “Company”), a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of medical workwear. The founders will reinvest alongside Silverfleet Capital and remain with the Company.

Founded in 1999 by Marc Staperfeld and Ulrich Doelken and based in Lotte, Germany, 7days is a vertically integrated online and mail order business, which supplies clothing and accessories to the healthcare industry, specifically medical practices and dentists.

The Company offers a comprehensive product portfolio designed exclusively for medical professionals that includes tunics, tops (polo shirts, sweatshirts etc.), trousers, lab coats, shoes and accessories. 7days continuously tailors its portfolio, which currently comprises over 2,600 products, to customer requirements and offers a high degree of customisation with a focus on quality and value for money. The Company’s design studio and procurement departments are based in Lotte, Germany with production facilities in Tangier, Morocco.

ABOUT SILVERFLEET CAPITAL

Silverfleet Capital has been an active European mid-market private equity investor for more than 30 years. The investment team of 28 executives is based in London, Munich, Paris and Stockholm and currently manages around €1.2 billion. Silverfleet Capital’s second independent fund closed in 2015 with commitments of €870 million.

GOETZPARTNERS TRANSACTION TEAM

Dr. Sigurd Kitzer
Partner
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Gerrit Daute
Manager
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Alicia Brehm
Associate Consultant

Stephan Schömer
Associate Consultant

Martin Schießl
Associate Consultant

 
14.12.2017

goetzpartners and Huatai United Securities: a joint endeavor for international M&A

Joint approach offers clients a powerful network and M&A expertise in China and Europe

goetzpartners and Huatai United Securities, Co., Ltd. have entered into a strategic cooperation to provide even more comprehensive support for cross-border mergers and acquisitions between Europe and China. Both companies bring... 

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Munich, December 15, 2017 – goetzpartners and Huatai United Securities, Co., Ltd. have entered into a strategic cooperation to provide even more comprehensive support for cross-border mergers and acquisitions between Europe and China. Both companies bring complementary strengths together: Huatai is ideally positioned in the key Chinese market as one of the top M&A advisors, while goetzpartners delivers a unique combination of management and corporate finance consulting services, and is a leader in M&A in Germany and Europe. Together, Huatai and goetzpartners will advise corporations and investors emerging from China to Europe, and from Europe to China during sell- or buy side situations, on international joint ventures, and on capital raises for international business development.

Local presence in a global market

“Our clients’ markets are becoming more global with an increasingly stronger focus on China,” explains Dr. Stephan Goetz, Managing Partner, goetzpartners. “On the sell-side, our clients value a suitable strategic partner or investor with an international setup. On the buy-side, strategic and financial investors are searching for leading players that can provide access to new markets, technological expertise and talent. This combined approach with Huatai will enable us to offer our clients an even more extensive presence and access to decision-makers in the key Chinese market.”

“Both Huatai and goetzpartners put the clients first and bring experiences from numerous transactions to the market,” commented Ms. Xiaodan Liu, Chairperson, Huatai United. “Our strengths in various markets complement each other perfectly, allowing us to offer best-in-class corporate finance services while leveraging local resources in all aspects of team, support services, and infrastructure. Together, Huatai and goetzpartners will facilitate dealmaking processes to further strengthen their clients’ position in their core markets.”

M&A expertise with a global focus

Clients who pursue a cross-border deal will receive services from one source: as part of their cooperation, goetzpartners and Huatai will establish a task force of experienced investment banking experts who bring their respective intercultural competencies and insights to the table. This will enable the client to be advised by a local team while also receiving access to experts in other regions as needed to market a company globally or to find suitable partners worldwide. The combined market know-how and the specialists’ experience of both companies increases transaction certainty, ensures efficient project execution and generates further value creation.

About Huatai United Securities

Huatai United Securities Co., Ltd. is the specialized investment banking subsidiary of Huatai Securities Co., Ltd. and the industry-leading M&A franchise in domestic markets with strong financial capability and government resources. With more than 600 employees and 5 local offices, Huatai offers comprehensive services to clients from equity & debt underwriting and M&A financial advisory, to capital markets and innovative financing solutions. Huatai has focuses on five key sectors, i.e., TMT, Consumer Market, Healthcare, Energy & Environment, and Financial Institutions. Huatai ranks the 1st M&A advisor in Chinese A-share market in terms of deal number for the past 5 years.

About goetzpartners: advisory services for strategy, M&A and transformation

goetzpartners, founded in 1991, is an independent advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: strategy, M&A and transformation. As a trusted partner with a valuable track record and a far-reaching network, we are ideally positioned to help companies worldwide to navigate through their digital transformation challenges. With more than 350 professionals operating out of 14 offices in 11 countries, we advise decision-makers and top executives in all key industries.

goetzpartners, headquartered in Germany, ranks among the 10 best-performing German advisory firms (Lünendonk®). Boasting a vast wealth of expertise in both cross-border mergers and acquisitions and management consulting, we are trusted by clients to provide excellent insights, transaction advisory services and value creation. For four years running, goetzpartners has received awards as part of the renowned “Best of Consulting” contest (“WirtschaftsWoche”).

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Alexandra Ott, Senior Account Executive
Text100 GmbH
Nymphenburger Straße 168
80634 Munich 
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Ines Bieger,
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01.12.2017

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

goetzpartners advised MEDIA GROUP MEDWETH on the sale of its luxury magazine MADAME to Bauer Media Group

MEDIA GROUP MEDWETH finds a new home for its luxury brand MADAME: as of 01.01.2018 MADAME magazine is taken over by the Bauer Media Group as part of a transfer of business. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the... 

MEDIA GROUP MEDWETH finds a new home for its luxury brand MADAME: as of 01.01.2018 MADAME magazine is taken over by the Bauer Media Group as part of a transfer of business. The acquisition is subject to the approval of the relevant antitrust authorities.

In 2010, MADAME was acquired by MEDIA GROUP MEDWETH and became one of the leading German fashion and luxury magazines. Premium-line-extensions such as MADAME Living, MADAME Travel and MADAME Beauty were introduced only two years later. In 2014, the MADAME universe was extended by the launch of madame.de. Today, MADAME is one of the most valued luxury magazines in the market.

The sale of MADAME is a strategically meaningful step towards the strengthening and further development of the brand according to Christian Medweth, Chairman of Media Group Medweth. With the acquisition of MADAME, Bauer Media Group supplements its premium portfolio with an established luxury magazine, which opens up new opportunities in advertising. MADAME becomes part of the Bauer Premium division in Munich. With Bauer Media Group, Medweth has found a responsible buyer for its magazine who offers employees and the brand a long-term perspective.

ABOUT MEDIA GROUP MEDWETH

Founded in January 2012, MEDIA GROUP MEDWETH supports the business units Family Media, Vision Media, Madame Verlag, OZ-Verlag, BPV Medienvertrieb and Christophorus Verlag. In doing so, it rigorously pursues its claim to secure sustainable and substantial growth for the benefit of employees, partners and future generations of families as a strategic partner in the media sector and to strengthen its presence on the market as a common umbrella brand. The Board of Media Group Medweth consists of Christian Medweth, Bozidar Luzanin, Marie-Christine Dreyfus and Frances Evans.

GOETZPARTNERS TEAM

Dr. Gernot Wunderle
Managing Partner
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Andreas Hering
Director
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Inka Heugelin
Analyst

 
23.11.2017

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

goetzpartners advised IK Investment Partners on its acquisition of Studienkreis

goetzpartners has advised IK Investment Partners ("IK") on its acquisition of Studienkreis GmbH ("Studienkreis" or "the Company"), a leading provider of tutoring services for primary and secondary... 

goetzpartners has advised IK Investment Partners ("IK") on its acquisition of Studienkreis GmbH ("Studienkreis" or "the Company"), a leading provider of tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in Germany from Aurelius, a Munich-based private equity firm.

Since its inception in 1974, Studienkreis has developed into one of the leading providers of tutoring services on the German market. The Company operates a dense network of over 1,000 learning centres, offering small group tutoring to c. 60,000 primary and secondary school students, covering all common subjects as well as special preparatory courses for pre graduation exams. The Company has further developed a true online offering, comprising the Studienkreis App supporting students with their homework and tutoring schedule.

“Studienkreis has a distinctive successful concept and a proven track record. Together with the highly experienced management team, we are looking forward to supporting the Company’s future success as they continue to grow their network and their tutoring offering,” said Anders Petersson, Partner at IK Investment Partners and advisor to the IK Small Cap I Fund.

IK has retained goetzpartners as financial advisor. This transaction further underlines our swift transaction execution as buy-side M&A advisor.

The transaction is expected to close within December 2017, conditional upon merger control approvals.

About IK Investment Partners

IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than EUR 9bn of capital and invested in over 110 European companies. IK funds support companies with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams and investors to create robust, well positioned businesses with excellent long-term prospects.

goetzpartners Team

Dr. Gernot Wunderle
Managing Partner
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Daniel Bentrup
Director
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Felix Sehardt
Associate
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22.11.2017

Convincing bidding process: goetzpartners received the “Best of Consulting” award

For the fourth time in a row, goetzpartners has been awarded the WirtschaftsWoche’s consulting prize

Once again, goetzpartners – the specialist for strategy, mergers and acquisitions and transformation – was awarded with WirtschaftsWoche’s “Best of Consulting” award. The consulting company received the accolade in the “M&A and... 

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Munich, 11/22/2017 – Once again, goetzpartners – the specialist for strategy, mergers and acquisitions and transformation – was awarded with WirtschaftsWoche’s “Best of Consulting” award. The consulting company received the accolade in the “M&A and Finance and Risk Management” category for its project excellence, making this the fourth successive time that goetzpartners has been honored with the prestigious consulting prize.

goetzpartners received the “Best of Consulting” distinction for its successful consulting performance during the acquisition of the company “Wer liefert was” by Capvis Equity IV LP – a private equity fund advised by Capvis Equity Partners (together: “Capvis”). After the transformation of “Wer liefert was” to a digital B2B-classifieds marketplace, the company was put up for sale. Capvis displayed a large interest in leading European B2B suppliers and product platforms and placed their trust in the support of goetzpartners’ advisers for the bidding process. Because of their exceptional industry knowledge, goetzpartners was successful in working out a clear valuation process for the client. With the help of targeted due diligence, a clear bidding strategy and a rigorous support for its management, Capvis was successful in convincing the seller, the management and the banks. goetzpartners supported the investor Capvis all the way up to the successful transaction with the right strategy, a thorough understanding of individual interests and excellent industry know-how. In this way, Capvis was able in only seven weeks to convince the seller and the management about both a mutual vision of the future and its offer.

For the fourth consecutive year, goetzpartners is among the consultancies honored with the “Best of Consulting” award. “We are delighted to receive this distinction for this complex transaction,’ says Milan Saric, Director, goetzpartners. “This case showed that with the right strategy throughout all phases, pragmatism and good management, even a time-critical process can be overcome. Whether a bidder can succeed in a competitive and closely timed process depends, among other things, on the speed and quality of his entire consulting team. Together with the profound industry knowledge possessed by Capvis, this was a critical factor for the success of the bidding process.

Best in class

“WirtschaftsWoche” has been honoring outstanding consultancies with the “Best of Consulting” award every year since 2010 – for which a comprehensive consultancy check was developed: a jury and an academic advisory body examine brand strength, increases in value and project successes of the customer projects submitted by the consulting companies. Since 2014, goetzpartners has continually been in the top three for the categories “Restructuring” or “M&A and Finance and Risk Management”. The “Best of Consulting” awards ceremony for 2017 took place on November 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Düsseldorf.

About goetzpartners

goetzpartners is an independent advisory firm for all key issues of entrepreneurial activity: Strategy, M&A, Transformation. With more than 350 professionals operating out of 14 offices in 11 countries, we advise decision-makers and top executives in all key industries. The company ranks among the 10 best-performing German advisory firms (Lünendonk®). For three years running, goetzpartners has received awards in the “project excellence” category as part of the renowned “Best of Consulting” contest (“WirtschaftsWoche”).

Press contact

Anni Altkofer, Consultant
Text100 GmbH
Nymphenburger Straße 168
80634 Munich
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Ines Bieger, Director Marketing & PR
goetzpartners
Prinzregentenstr. 56
80538 Munich
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06.11.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised IK Investment Partners on its acquisition of Debitor-Inkasso GmbH

goetzpartners has advised IK Investment Partners ("IK") on its acquisition of Debitor-Inkasso GmbH ("Debitor Inkasso") from BurdaDirect, a subsidiary of Hubert Burda Media Group. Debitor Inkasso is a German... 

goetzpartners has advised IK Investment Partners ("IK") on its acquisition of Debitor-Inkasso GmbH ("Debitor Inkasso") from BurdaDirect, a subsidiary of Hubert Burda Media Group. Debitor Inkasso is a German provider of mass debt collection services, focused on recovering overdue claims and debts on behalf of its customers.

“Debitor Inkasso has established a strong positioning in its segment, combining future-oriented solutions with high customer satisfaction. The Company operates in a market characterised by a continuous trend towards business process outsourcing and with strong regulatory requirements. Together with the experienced management team we look forward to supporting Debitor Inkasso’s further development and growth,” said Anders Petersson, Partner at IK and advisor to the Small Cap I Fund.

IK has retained goetzpartners as its exclusive financial advisor. This transaction underpins goetzpartners experience in the debt collection industry with the third transaction in the third consecutive year.

The transaction is subject to approval by the German antitrust authority, and is expected to close end of November 2017.

About IK Investment Partners

IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than EUR 9bn of capital and invested in over 110 European companies. IK funds support companies with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams and investors to create robust, well positioned businesses with excellent long-term prospects.

goetzpartners team

Marc Boscheinen
Director
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Daniel Mövius
Associate

Inka Heugelin
Analyst 

 
23.10.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised DPE Deutsche Private Equity in the Aquisition of Euro-Druckservice on special items of the commercial due diligence

  The current shareholders of Euro-Druckservice GmbH (EDS or the Company), the leading leaflet print business in Central and Eastern Europe, have agreed to sell their shares in the Company to funds advised by DPE Deutsche... 

 

The current shareholders of Euro-Druckservice GmbH (EDS or the Company), the leading leaflet print business in Central and Eastern Europe, have agreed to sell their shares in the Company to funds advised by DPE Deutsche Private Equity Management III GmbH (DPE), an independent German investment company based in Munich. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities. The parties have agreed not to disclose details of the transaction.

ABOUT EURO-DRUCKSERVICE

EDS, headquartered in Passau, Germany, employs c. 1,500 employees across five countries and is the leading provider of print marketing solutions for retailers in CEE. The Company generated revenues of € 275m in FY2016. With an unmatched footprint in the region and #1 positions in its core markets, EDS is the partner of choice to support its clients’ consumer marketing efforts through printed leaflets.

ABOUT DPE

Deutsche Private Equity DPE is an independent German investment company that invests in SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Founded in 2007, DPE has since successfully launched three funds, managing total assets of € 1.2bn. Since its foundation, DPE has invested in 21 companies both as majority and minority shareholders and pursued 47 add-on investments.

 

GOETZPARTNERS TEAM

Dr. Gerrit Schütte
Partner
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Florian von Villiez
Associate Consultant

Jonas Roters
Associate Consultant

 
18.09.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners conducted the commercial due diligence of Pumpenfabrik Wangen for Silverfleet Capital

Silverfleet Capital, the Pan-European private equity firm that specialises in buy-to-build, has entered into a binding contract to acquire Pumpenfabrik Wangen GmbH (“Wangen” or the “Company”), a leading designer and... 

Silverfleet Capital, the Pan-European private equity firm that specialises in buy-to-build, has entered into a binding contract to acquire Pumpenfabrik Wangen GmbH (“Wangen” or the “Company”), a leading designer and manufacturer of high quality progressing cavity and twin-screw pumps. Silverfleet will acquire a majority stake from the Company’s individual private shareholders. This transaction represents the fifth investment completed by Silverfleet in its current fund.

ABOUT PUMPENFABRIK WANGEN

Founded in 1969 and based in Wangen, Germany, the company is a market leader in the manufacture of screw pumps that are suitable for highly viscous or abrasive substances as well as solid-fluid composites. Wangen offers a broad range of standard as well as customised pumps designed and manufactured in-house for specific uses.

Wangen has an international distribution network, supplying clients including the Royal Navy (pumps for frigates), Schwarzkopf (hair care products) and the Wirtgen Group (road construction, a division of John Deere). The Company currently manufactures products for four key end markets, namely: (i) biogas; (ii) food & beverage; (iii) agriculture; and (iv) wastewater treatment and employs approximately 200 people. In 2017, Wangen expects to generate revenues of €37 million.

The Company’s focus on product innovation has led to several recent new product launches, including a highly sophisticated twin-screw pump technology that is primarily used in the food sector, as well as other hygienic applications such as cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.

ABOUT SILVERFLEET CAPITAL

Silverfleet Capital is a leading, independent, European private equity firm with global reach specialising in mid-market buyouts, backing exceptional management teams in businesses since 1985.

Silverfleet is headquartered in London, with well-established regional offices in Munich (opened in 2001), Paris (opened in 1999) and Stockholm (opened 2017). This local footprint makes Silverfleet one of the few truly “local” yet integrated, pan-European, mid-market investors, able to support management teams in both their local markets and internationally.

GOETZPARTNERS TEAM

Dr. Gerrit Schütte
Partner
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Gerrit Daute
Manager
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Steffen Prochazka
Associate Consultant

Nils Wilken
Associate Consultant 

Martin Schießl
Analyst 

 
31.07.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised Mehler AG on its sale of a 74% stake in Kirson Industrial Reinforcements GmbH

Publicly listed, French industrial conglomerate Saint-Gobain has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% in Kirson Industrial Reinforcements GmbH from Mehler AG (74% stake) and the minority shareholder (remaining 26%... 

goetzpartners Tombstone Mehler AG 

Publicly listed, French industrial conglomerate Saint-Gobain has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire 100% in Kirson Industrial Reinforcements GmbH from Mehler AG (74% stake) and the minority shareholder (remaining 26% stake). Kirson Industrial Reinforcements is a specialist manufacturer of industrial fabrics for the most varied of applications. The company offers scrims made from polyester- and/or glass fibers as well as scrim laminates made with glass or polyester-nonwovens applied mainly for roofing membranes within the construction industry.

goetzpartners acting as exclusive M&A advisor to majority stake owner Mehler AG has managed a swift execution process in less than 3 months while the deal marks a successful follow-up situation to the sale of a majority stake of publicly listed KAP Beteiligungs-AG to global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group end of 2016. Thereby, goetzpartners acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the sellers of KAP Beteiligungs-AG.

The integration of Kirson Industrial Reinforcements into Saint-Gobain's High-Performance Materials Activity will complete Adfors' offer for the waterproofing membrane market and help develop the sales of its products worldwide. This acquisition is fully in line with Saint-Gobain's strategy to consolidate its positioning on high performance solutions in the housing and construction sector.

The transaction is subject to approval by the German antitrust authority, and is expected to close during early Q3 2017.

About Mehler AG

Mehler AG owns a 74% stake in Kirson Industrial Reinforcements GmbH and is in turn a 100% subsidiary of KAP Beteiligungs-AG. KAP Beteiligungs-AG is a holding company that provides a broad range of services for its subsidiaries as a strategic financial holding company. KAP Group invests in mid-market companies of various sizes and offers them the financial resources they need for a successful existence in their markets, a competent contact partner who supports them in strategic issues.

About Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. In 2016, the company generates more than €39bn in sales, operates in 67 countries with more than 170,000 employees.

goetzpartners Team

Guido Decker
Managing Director
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Matthias Stötter
Associate Director

Philipp Hartelt
Associate

Mar Castellà Fontes
Analyst

 
05.07.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised Kuros Biosciences in a placement of new shares

Kuros Biosciences (SIX:KURN) announced on June 29,2017 that it sold 1,151,606 new shares (excluding an over-allotment option of up to 200,000 shares) to existing and new investors at a price of CHF 12.50 per share. In total,... 

Kuros Biosciences (SIX:KURN) announced on June 29,2017 that it sold 1,151,606 new shares (excluding an over-allotment option of up to 200,000 shares) to existing and new investors at a price of CHF 12.50 per share. In total, Kuros raised gross proceeds of CHF 14.4 million (or CHF 16.9 million if the over-allotment option will be exercised in full). The new funds will fund Kuros’ commercial activities, in particular the market launch of novel products MagnetOS and Neuroseal as well as certain important activities for the ongoing Fibrin-PTH development programs.

The capital increase was conducted as an “at market” rights offering and an offering for shares, for which rights were not exercised. The new shares from the Company’s authorized capital were sold by way of a public offering in Switzerland and a private placement to qualified institutional investors outside of Switzerland in compliance with applicable securities laws. After completion of the transaction, the number of registered shares of Kuros will amount to 7,600,929, representing an 18 % increase of the issued share capital. As part of the offering, the Company has granted to Zürcher Kantonalbank an over-allotment option to purchase up to 200,000 additional newly-issued registered shares to cover over-allotments and for stabilization purposes.

Züricher Kantonalbank, goetzpartners and Octavian were acting as Joint Placement Agents for Kuros in the offering.

About Kuros Biosciences Ltd

Kuros Biosciences is focused on the development of innovative products for tissue repair and regeneration and is located in Schlieren (Zurich), Switzerland. The Company is listed according to the International Financial Reporting Standard on the SIX Swiss Exchange under the symbol KURN. Visit www.kuros.ch for additional information on Kuros, its science and product pipeline.

goetzpartners Team

Ulrich Kinzel
Managing Director
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Herbert Werle
Managing Director
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Erland Sternby
Marketing Sales

Tanya Tracey
Corporate Access

 
05.07.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised Kuros Biosciences in a placement of new shares

Kuros Biosciences (SIX:KURN) announced on June 29,2017 that it sold 1,151,606 new shares (excluding an over-allotment option of up to 200,000 shares) to existing and new investors at a price of CHF 12.50 per share. In total,... 

Kuros Biosciences (SIX:KURN) announced on June 29,2017 that it sold 1,151,606 new shares (excluding an over-allotment option of up to 200,000 shares) to existing and new investors at a price of CHF 12.50 per share. In total, Kuros raised gross proceeds of CHF 14.4 million (or CHF 16.9 million if the over-allotment option will be exercised in full). The new funds will fund Kuros’ commercial activities, in particular the market launch of novel products MagnetOS and Neuroseal as well as certain important activities for the ongoing Fibrin-PTH development programs.

The capital increase was conducted as an “at market” rights offering and an offering for shares, for which rights were not exercised. The new shares from the Company’s authorized capital were sold by way of a public offering in Switzerland and a private placement to qualified institutional investors outside of Switzerland in compliance with applicable securities laws. After completion of the transaction, the number of registered shares of Kuros will amount to 7,600,929, representing an 18 % increase of the issued share capital. As part of the offering, the Company has granted to Zürcher Kantonalbank an over-allotment option to purchase up to 200,000 additional newly-issued registered shares to cover over-allotments and for stabilization purposes.

Züricher Kantonalbank, goetzpartners and Octavian were acting as Joint Placement Agents for Kuros in the offering.

About Kuros Biosciences Ltd

Kuros Biosciences is focused on the development of innovative products for tissue repair and regeneration and is located in Schlieren (Zurich), Switzerland. The Company is listed according to the International Financial Reporting Standard on the SIX Swiss Exchange under the symbol KURN. Visit www.kuros.ch for additional information on Kuros, its science and product pipeline.

goetzpartners Team

Ulrich Kinzel
Managing Director
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Herbert Werle
Managing Director
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Erland Sternby
Marketing Sales

Tanya Tracey
Corporate Access

 
30.06.2017

Il magazine online “Transformation Beats“ si aggiudica il “German Brand Award“

La piattaforma per il marketing dei contenuti di goetzpartners ha ottenuto una menzione speciale nella categoria “Industry Excellence in Branding”

Il magazine online “Transformation Beats” della società di consulenza goetzpartners è stato premiato con il “German Brand Award 2017” per il successo con cui gestisce il proprio marchio. Già poco dopo il suo lancio nell’autunno... 

COMUNICATO STAMPA

Monaco di Baviera, 30/06/2017 – Il magazine online “Transformation Beats” della società di consulenza goetzpartners è stato premiato con il “German Brand Award 2017” per il successo con cui gestisce il proprio marchio. Già poco dopo il suo lancio nell’autunno del 2016, il magazine si è affermato quale punto di riferimento per i protagonisti della rivoluzione digitale. La piattaforma per il marketing dei contenuti ha ottenuto una menzione speciale nella categoria “Industry Excellence Branding, Corporate Services”, aggiudicandosi così il terzo posto. La premiazione ha avuto luogo ieri (29 giugno) a Berlino.

“Ci fa davvero piacere ricevere questo premio perché dimostra che con Transformation Beats siamo riusciti a cogliere il mood di aziende e dirigenti“, afferma Ines Bieger, Director Marketing & PR di goetzpartners. “Si tratta di un notevole incoraggiamento a continuare a seguire le tendenze più importanti negli ambiti M&A, strategia e trasformazione.”

Il “German Brand Award” giunge alla seconda edizione e sta diventando il riconoscimento più ambito nel panorama del branding tedesco. Il premio viene assegnato dall’autorità tedesca nel campo del design, con una giuria formata da esperti indipendenti di ottima nomea, attivi nel mondo scientifico ed economico. Il riconoscimento prevede tre categorie, di cui la più importante è senza ombra di dubbio l’”Industry Excellence in Branding”, che premia una gestione eccellente del marchio oltre i limiti settoriali. L’eco di questo evento si rispecchia nei dati della prima edizione del 2016: oltre 900 candidature pervenute e una copertura mediatica potenziale di oltre 70 milioni di contatti.

Transformation Beats: la piattaforma della rivoluzione digitale

Il magazine online www.transformationbeats.com costituisce l’elemento chiave della campagna sul marketing dei contenuti che goetzpartners dedica al tema della trasformazione. Si tratta di una cornice che consente a imprenditori, CXO e dirigenti di osservare in prima persona come prendono forma i cambiamenti e come si realizzano concretamente nel tempo. Il magazine utilizza diversi strumenti – interviste, best pratice e reportage – per presentare i veri protagonisti dei settori della trasformazione, della digitalizzazione e dell’innovazione. I lettori possono quindi lasciarsi ispirare per dare vita ai propri progetti.

Giornalisti indipendenti curano i contenuti redazionali di Transformation Beats, a cui si affiancano i materiali integrativi di autori esterni. Il magazine è disponibile in tedesco e in inglese.

goetzpartners: consulenza di strategia, M&A e trasformazione

goetzpartners è una società indipendente di consulenza per tutti gli aspetti chiave dell’attività di impresa: strategia, M&A e trasformazione. La sua attività è supportata da più di 350 professionisti in 14 sedi in 11 paesi del mondo e abbraccia tutti i settori centrali dell’economia.

La società figura tra le 10 maggiori società di consulenza tedesche (Lünendonk®). goetzpartners ha ricevuto premi per tre anni di fila, nell’ambito del concorso “Best of Consulting” dalla rinomata rivista tedesca “WirtschaftsWoche”, più di recente nella categoria “Project Excellence” (2016).

Ufficio stampa

Ines Bieger, Director Marketing & PR
goetzpartners
Prinzregentenstr. 56
80538 Munich, Germany
T + 49-89-290725-337
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28.06.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners conducted the Commercial Due Diligence of univativ for Triton Partners

An affiliate of Triton Partners ("Triton") has signed an agreement to acquire univativ Group (“univativ”), a leading German provider of specialized personnel services. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The... 

An affiliate of Triton Partners ("Triton") has signed an agreement to acquire univativ Group (“univativ”), a leading German provider of specialized personnel services. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval in relevant jurisdictions and is expected to close following receipt of those approvals.

ABOUT UNIVATIV

univativ Group consists of two core brands: univativ and provativ. univativ, a personnel service provider that specialises in placing young professionals, has been successfully providing student specialists to more than 250 customers in all sectors. Its talent pool includes around 7,000 students and graduates at around 60 renowned universities. With 14 branch offices in Germany and Switzerland, univativ employs more than 1,200 people.

provativ is a personnel service provider that specialised in the placement of experienced, freelance IT experts. provativ has two branches in Germany.

ABOUT TRITON PARTNERS

Triton Partners seeks to invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe, focusing on businesses in the Industrial, Business Services and Consumer/Health sectors.

Triton Partners seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton Partners and its executives strive to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvements and growth. The 29 companies currently in Triton's portfolio have combined sales of around €13.9 billion and around 86,000 employees.

Triton Partners has dedicated teams of professionals based in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Luxembourg and Jersey.

GOETZPARTNERS TEAM

Dr. Wolfram Römhild
Managing Director
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Dr. Cedric Duvinage
Manager

Lars Timmer
Senior Consultant

Julian Ehlert
Associate Consultant

Alexander Geisinger
Associate Consultant

 
21.06.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners conducted the commercial due diligence of Messerschmitt Systems

The IK Small Cap I Fund, advised by IK Investment Partners (“IK”), has reached an agreement with the founder to acquire Messerschmitt Systems AG (“Messerschmitt Systems” or “the Company”), a leading provider of access... 

 


The IK Small Cap I Fund, advised by IK Investment Partners (“IK”), has reached an agreement with the founder to acquire Messerschmitt Systems AG (“Messerschmitt Systems” or “the Company”), a leading provider of access control and customized guest room management systems for the global hotel industry. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

ABOUT MESSERSCHMITT SYSTEMS

Since 1994, Messerschmitt Systems has built-up a reputation for combining system integration and a unique product design, which provides its customers with cutting-edge solutions, saves energy and enhances hotel guest comfort. Built on long-term and close relationships with a top-tier customer base, including leading international hotel chains, the Company has become a leader within its niche with a fully integrated value chain from development, engineering and manufacturing to supply, installation and the related aftersales market.

ABOUT IK INVESTMENT PARTNERS

IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France and Benelux. Since 1989, IK funds have raised more than €9 billion of capital and invested in over 100 European companies. IK funds support businesses with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams to create robust, international leaders with excellent long-term prospects.

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Dr. Sigurd Kitzer
Partner
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Jan-Marc Wermke
Senior Consultant
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19.06.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised the shareholders of Pool4Tool on the sale to JAGGAER (Accel-KKR)

On June 1st, 2017, POOL4TOOL AG, Austria-based provider of cloud solutions for operative sourcing and supply chain management, has signed an agreement to sell 100% of its shares to JAGGAER, Inc. (former SciQuest), US-based SaaS... 

On June 1st, 2017, POOL4TOOL AG, Austria-based provider of cloud solutions for operative sourcing and supply chain management, has signed an agreement to sell 100% of its shares to JAGGAER, Inc. (former SciQuest), US-based SaaS provider of source-to-pay solutions, which is owned by Accel-KKR, US-based technology-focused investment firm with USD 4.0bn in capital commitments. The merger positions JAGGAER together with POOL4TOOL as the only eProcurement company with a global footprint that offers complete, end to end indirect and direct spend solutions.

“POOL4TOOL is the ideal expansion partner for the development of a truly complete, global eProcurement and spend solutions suite, making JAGGAER the only company in the world to offer this depth and breadth of capabilities. POOL4TOOL has been repeatedly cited by analysts as the number one choice in direct material solutions, and brings specialized capabilities to our expansive eProcurement offerings” says Robert Bonavito, CEO, JAGGAER.

ABOUT POOL4TOOL

POOL4TOOL AG is the global leader for electronic process optimization in "direct material procurement", with over 300 clients. The only worldwide All-in-One Supply Collaboration Platform brings together all processes from product development through strategic procurement (sourcing), SRM, indirect procurement, SCM up to QM in one workflow-based solution. POOL4TOOL offers best practices within the automotive, engineering and equipment construction, serial production and medical technology branches, as well as a unique supplier network with over 500,000 connected companies.

ABOUT JAGGAER

JAGGAER (former SciQuest) provides cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management. JAGGAER’s SaaS based, Source to Pay (S2P) solutions enable an efficient relationship between buyers and suppliers, covering the entire spectrum of needs, from sourcing to spend analysis, through contract management and AP. Their solutions suite is trusted by the world's largest higher education, commercial, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies that collectively form a network with billions of dollars in annual spend.

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Dr. Gernot Wunderle
Managing Partner
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Daniel Bentrup
Associate Director

Adelin Trusculescu
Associate

Philipp Hartelt
Associate 

 
19.06.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised the shareholders of MTC S.R.L. on the sale to Körber Group

The international technology group Körber completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of MTC S.R.L (“MTC”), a manufacturer of fully automated converting lines for folded tissue paper, based in Lucca, Italy following... 

The international technology group Körber completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of MTC S.R.L (“MTC”), a manufacturer of fully automated converting lines for folded tissue paper, based in Lucca, Italy following approval from the German antitrust authorities.

MTC is a technological leader in the design, development and production of fully automated converting lines for the tissue paper industry with a focus on folding lines used for products such as facial tissue, hand towels, toilet paper and napkins. Through this acquisition, Körber aims to further expand its business area “Tissue” by increasing the depth of its product portfolio for their customers, thus strengthening its position as a global market leader. Körber’s “Tissue” business area offers end-to-end solutions for processing and packaging machinery as well as equipment for toilet paper and kitchen rolls.

goetzpartners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the sellers and has successfully managed the complex disposal process with a leading global technology group as the new investor. Throughout the entire M&A process goetzpartners was able to preserve the interest of its clients. The transaction was executed in strong collaboration between goetzpartners’ Munich and Milan office which demonstrates the strong cross-border execution capabilities.

“We highly welcome the opportunity to expand and to strengthen our activities in the Tissue market together with MTC”, emphasized the Chairman of the Group Executive Board of Körber AG, Stephan Seifert. “Integrating MTC into our technology portfolio adds exciting new products and solutions for our customers.”

“Körber is the ideal strategic partner for us”, said Alessandro De Matteis, President of MTC. “Becoming part of Körber Tissue is adding value for our existing and potential customers while the acquisition opens up new, long-term and international perspectives for us.”

About MTC S.R.L

MTC is specialized in the design, development and production of fully automated converting lines for the tissue paper industry with focus on folding lines. MTC’s headquarters and production facility are located in Porcari (LU), Italy. The company’s offering includes complete converting lines, as well as single machines, upgrades, spare parts and maintenance services.

About Körber

Körber AG is the holding company of an international technology Group with about 11,500 employees around the world. It comprises leading technology companies with around 130 production, service and sales sites. At locations around the globe Körber combines the benefits of a globally-present organization with the strengths of highly-specialized and flexible small to medium-sized companies that offer their customers solutions, products and services in the Business Areas of Automation, Logistics Systems, Machine Tools, Pharma Systems, Tissue and Tobacco.

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Guido Decker
Managing Director
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Giovanni Calia
Managing Director
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Matthias Stötter
Associate Director
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Michele Zanin
Manager

Robert Wagon
Analyst

Fabio Riva
Associate Consultant

 

Negli scorsi diciotto mesi, il team goetzpartners è aumentato enormemente e tuttora l’azienda continua a svilupparsi, come dimostra l’insediamento negli uffici di Parigi del nuovo direttore Bernard Toupas...  

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Negli scorsi diciotto mesi, il team goetzpartners è aumentato enormemente e tuttora l’azienda continua a svilupparsi, come dimostra l’insediamento negli uffici di Parigi del nuovo direttore Bernard Toupas.

Con il suo ingresso, Toupas apporterà all'azienda oltre quindici anni di esperienza nella finanza aziendale, nonché dieci anni di specializzazione nei settori della distribuzione e dei prodotti consumer. In precedenza Toupas ha ricoperto il ruolo di Direttore Esecutivo Corporate Finance presso la Société Générale, dove ha completato circa venti transazioni finanziarie di primo piano e gestiva un ampio parco clienti di alto livello, quali Carrefour, Danone, Kering, Boulanger, Yoplait e persino il Metro Group, assistendoli in numerose transazioni. Prima del suo incarico per la Société Générale, ha lavorato per Andersen, Ernst & Young Corporate Finance e Merrill Lynch. Ha conseguito la laurea all’EHC di Parigi.

Serge Prager, Amministratore Delegato di goetzpartners in Francia, commenta: “Sono molto lieto di accogliere Bernard Toupas, che porterà il suo know-how sulle transazioni alla sede di Parigi. Le sue competenze saranno decisive, soprattutto nei settori della distribuzione e dei prodotti consumer. Inoltre Bernard si dedicherà allo sviluppo delle attività dell’intero goetzpartners Group, che si estendono a ben undici paesi, in questi stessi settori. Ora possiamo contare su un team ancora più efficace, che non soltanto ci aiuterà a coprire meglio il mercato francese, ma anche a fornire un contributo significativo alle attività del gruppo in diversi settori chiave dell’economia”.

goetzpartners: consulenza di strategia, M&A e trasformazione

goetzpartners è una società indipendente di consulenza per tutti gli aspetti chiave dell’attività di impresa: strategia, M&A e trasformazione. La sua attività è supportata da più di 350 professionisti in 14 sedi in 11 paesi del mondo e abbraccia tutti i settori centrali dell’economia.

La società figura tra le 10 maggiori società di consulenza tedesche (Lünendonk®). goetzpartners ha ricevuto premi per tre anni di fila, nell’ambito del concorso “Best of Consulting” dalla rinomata rivista tedesca “WirtschaftsWoche”, più di recente nella categoria “Project Excellence” (2016).

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Ines Bieger, Director Marketing & PR
goetzpartners
Prinzregentenstraße 56
80538 Munich
T +49-89-29 07 25-337
M +49-151-17 14 11 04
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18.05.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised EUSA Pharma on the acquisition of newly approved cancer treatment

On May 9th 2017, EUSA Pharma announced that the European commission approved dinutuximab beta as the only immunotherapy for the treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is an orphan oncology indication with... 

goetzpartners advised EUSA Pharma on the acquisition of newly approved cancer treatment

On May 9th 2017, EUSA Pharma announced that the European commission approved dinutuximab beta as the only immunotherapy for the treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is an orphan oncology indication with significant unmet medical need. It accounts for up to 10% of childhood tumors and affects approximately 1,200 children in the EU and US each year. Dinutuximab beta already received a positive CHMP (Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use) opinion in March 2017, with the recommendation to grant a marketing authorization under exceptional circumstances for the treatment of high-risk neuroblastoma in Europe.

EUSA Pharma acquired the global rights to cancer treatment dinutuximab beta (APN311) from Apeiron Biologics in 2016. Under the terms of the agreement, EUSA Pharma paid Apeiron an upfront fee, with a portion contingent on EU approval. EUSA Pharma will furthermore pay regulatory milestone payments in other key territories and royalties on future products sales.

goetzpartners Corporate Finance Ltd introduced the opportunity to EUSA Pharma and acted as sole financial advisor to EUSA Pharma in the acquisition of global rights of dinutuximab beta.

EUSA Pharma is an international, specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on oncology and oncology support, which is considerably strengthened by the market approval of dinutuximab beta. The company owns a broad portfolio of approved and named-patient specific hospital products.

Apeiron is a private biotech company based in Vienna with a focus on the development of immunological therapies targeting cancer. Their lead product APN311 is a monoclonal antibody for the treatment of neuroblastoma.

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Ulrich Kinzel
Managing Director
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Dr. Melina Reisenberg
Associate

 
19.04.2017

Primo Agile Performer Index europeo: l'agilità è un vantaggio competitivo per le organizzazioni

Studio goetzpartners: Le organizzazioni agili sono 2,7 volte più efficaci dei concorrenti

Agilità significa successo: in un'analisi comparativa sull'arco di un periodo di 10 anni, le organizzazioni più agili in un settore sono 2,7 volte più efficaci dei loro concorrenti. Questo è il risultato del primo Agile Performer... 

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Monaco, 19.04.2017 – Agilità significa successo: in un'analisi comparativa sull'arco di un periodo di 10 anni, le organizzazioni più agili in un settore sono 2,7 volte più efficaci dei loro concorrenti. Questo è il risultato del primo Agile Performer Index europe , condotto dalla società di consulenza goetzpartners e dalla NEOMA Business School. Lo studio che ha coinvolto i responsabili di 285 organizzazioni europee è il primo che analizza in dettaglio in che modo l'agilità e le prestazioni di un'organizzazione siano correlate, come vengono diffusi gli approcci agili e quali misure consentano alle organizzazioni di progredire nell'odierno dinamico panorama economico. I risultati sottolineano un'urgente necessità di azione da parte delle organizzazioni non agili: solo il 5% delle organizzazioni analizzate riesce ad avere più successo finanziariamente rispetto ai propri concorrenti, nonostante il loro basso grado di agilità.

"Nell'economia turbolenta di oggi, la domanda per le organizzazioni non è se diventare agili - ma come", afferma Sebastian Olbert, socio di goetzpartners. "L'Agile Performer Index è una testimonianza decisiva che spiega che l'agilità e le prestazioni finanziarie sono correlate. Tuttavia, l'agilità può contribuire integralmente al successo aziendale solo quando essa abbraccia tutte le dimensioni della progettazione dell'organizzazione: dagli obiettivi aziendali chiaramente comunicati, gerarchie sullo stesso livello e processi semplificati, fino ad avviare, implicare la comunicazione e gli stili di leadership che incoraggiano lo sviluppo".

Digitale = agile?

In un confronto tra vari settori, i viaggi e trasporti e i servizi professionali guidano la classifica dell'agilità, entrambi con un punteggio del 73 per cento. I punteggi più bassi sono l'energia, con un punteggio del 66 per cento, il settore pubblico (65 per cento) e - in posizione ben arretrata - i servizi finanziari con il 62 per cento. Anche il settore delle telecomunicazioni, dei media e della tecnologia non fornisce risultati particolarmente esaltanti: nonostante siano trascorsi anni di trasformazione digitale, esso continua a mantenere posizioni medio-basse (68 per cento). Contrariamente alle aspettative, la maturità digitale di un settore non è necessariamente un indicatore di elevata agilità organizzativa.

Vi è anche una notevole disparità tra i livelli delle singole organizzazioni. I top manager valutano l'agilità di una propria azienda molto più alta rispetto a quanto facciano i quadri. Con una disparità sui vari aspetti dell'agilità che va da 6 a 15 punti percentuali, il pensiero agile a livello C non corrisponde necessariamente con l'azione agile a livello operativo. Le decisioni ad alto livello di dirigenza potrebbero in effetti predisporre la fase di allineamento dell'organizzazione a principi agili - ma solo un processo di trasformazione gestito attivamente che abbracci ogni aspetto dell'organizzazione garantirà un'agilità a cascata e istituzionalizzata nell'intera organizzazione.

Istituzionalizzare l'agilità

"Agilità significa più che essere in grado di rispondere ad hoc a situazioni nuove", spiega il Prof. Dr. Christopher G. Worley della NEOMA Business School. "Infatti, si tratta di una nuova funzionalità per un'organizzazione: la capacità ripetitiva di adattarsi prontamente, efficacemente e in modo sostenibile per ottenere vantaggi in termini di prestazioni". Gli autori dello studio hanno utilizzato quattro "routine di agilità" come base per valutare l'agilità delle organizzazioni partecipanti. Le organizzazioni altamente agili hanno ottenuto punteggi elevati su tutti e quattro i seguenti aspetti:

  • Strategicizzazione - fattori quali lo scopo aziendale, la strategia, l'identità e la sostenibilità
  • Percezione - una buona rete interna ed esterna, flusso di informazioni e orientamento futuro
  • Collaudo - fattori quali l'innovazione, l'apprendimento e l'implementazione di risorse mirate
  • Implementazione - gestione dei cambiamenti, leadership, sviluppo del personale e incentivi

"Le quattro routine costituiscono un paradigma di agilità che coinvolge idealmente l'intera organizzazione", spiega Sebastian Olbert. "Lo studio dimostra che più profondamente si implementano l'agilità e le routine di agilità in un'organizzazione in tutte le sue dimensioni progettuali, maggiore sarà il successo". Basandosi su più di 60 programmi di trasformazione, goetzpartners ha sviluppato non solo i pacchetti di misure, ma ha anche ottenuto un approccio che affronta i punti di forza e le debolezze di ogni azienda nel suo cammino verso una trasformazione agile. Quindi, è possibile definire un chiaro punto di partenza per ogni azienda per quanto riguarda l'azione agile.

Europa davanti agli USA

L'Agile Performer Index traccia anche un confronto con uno studio analogo di 80 organizzazioni condotto negli USA e anch'esso guidato dal Prof. Dr. Worley. Il risultato: mentre il 38% degli intervistati negli Stati Uniti sviluppa già tre o quattro routine di agilità, la cifra in Europa è del 46%. Quindi, in termini di agilità, le organizzazioni europee sono più che in grado di resistere ai concorrenti negli Stati Uniti.

Informazioni sull'Agile Performer Index

Per l'Agile Performer Index, goetzpartners e NEOMA Business School hanno analizzato 285 dirigenti delle organizzazioni europee. Sulla base di un ampio questionario, gli autori hanno valutato l'agilità delle organizzazioni partecipanti e hanno analizzato le correlazioni con i dati sulla performance finanziaria.

Oltre all'analisi dettagliata, il rapporto di studio fornisce altresì alle organizzazioni un insieme scientifico di misure per aumentare la propria agilità.

È possibile scaricare lo studio Agile Performer Index completo QUI.

goetzpartners: consulenza di strategia, M&A e trasformazione

goetzpartners è una società indipendente di consulenza per tutti gli aspetti chiave dell’attività di impresa: strategia, M&A e trasformazione. La sua attività è supportata da più di 300 professionisti in 14 sedi in 11 paesi del mondo e abbraccia tutti i settori centrali dell’economia.

La società figura tra le 10 maggiori società di consulenza tedesche (Lünendonk®). goetzpartners ha ricevuto premi per tre anni di fila, nell’ambito del concorso “Best of Consulting” dalla rinomata rivista tedesca “WirtschaftsWoche”, più di recente nella categoria “Project Excellence” (2016).

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Ann-Kristin Sass, Consultant
Text100 GmbH
Nymphenburger Straße 168
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Ines Bieger, Director Marketing & PR
goetzpartners
Prinzregentenstraße 56
80538 Munich
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M +49-151-17 14 11 04
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23.03.2017

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised Siemens on the sale of Siemens Turbomachinery Equipment GmbH and related assets to Colfax Corporation

Siemens AG, the German listed technology group, has recently announced the divestment of its subsidiary Siemens Turbomachinery Equipment GmbH to stock-listed, US-based Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a leading global... 

Siemens AG, the German listed technology group, has recently announced the divestment of its subsidiary Siemens Turbomachinery Equipment GmbH to stock-listed, US-based Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a leading global manufacturer of gas- and fluid-handling and fabrication technology products and services.

Headquartered in Frankenthal, Germany, Siemens Turbomachinery Equipment (STE) is an innovator in the international turbomachinery business and develops, produces and distributes single stage, industrial and environmental compressors, steam turbines up to 12 MW and the related service business. The company sells its products to customers spread all over the world. For the fiscal year ended September 2016, STE had revenues of EUR 146 million and employed around 630 staff. The origin of the Frankenthal site dates back to the foundation of Frankenthaler Kesselschmiede and Maschinenfabrik Kühnle, Kopp & Kausch Aktiengesellschaft in 1899.

With the disposal to Colfax Corporation, Siemens further optimises its product and customer portfolio while it ensures a sustainable future development for STE since the company represents a perfect fit to Colfax. The acquisition will be integrated into Colfax's Howden business platform broadening its range of compression solutions as well as expanding its product offering into small steam turbines.

The transaction is expected to be closed during the fourth quarter of 2017, following completion of carve-out activities and fulfilment of customary closing conditions, including receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.

ABOUT SIEMENS

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of EUR 79.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide.

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Dr. Stephan Goetz, Managing Partner

Ivo Polten, Managing Director
E-MAIL

Christian Muthler, Managing Director
E-MAIL

Daniel Bentrup, Associate Director

Matthias Volk, Associate

Felix Sehardt, Associate

Daniel Mövius, Associate

Philipp Jaeck, Analyst

 
10.03.2017

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

goetzpartners advised the shareholders of MGG Holding on the sale of MGG Group B.V. to Parcom Capital management and MGG's senior management

Parcom Capital together with the senior management of MGG Group B.V. ("MGG") have signed a definite agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in MGG from ZI Group (two private investors) and LIOF (Dutch government... 

goetzpartners Deal Announcement MGG

Parcom Capital together with the senior management of MGG Group B.V. ("MGG") have signed a definite agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in MGG from ZI Group (two private investors) and LIOF (Dutch government investment fund). Headquartered in Tegelen, The Netherlands, MGG is a leading and fully integrated manufacturer of sand casted and machined aluminium components, offering "one-stop-shop" solutions to various industries including commercial vehicles, heat exchangers, medical and yellow goods. The company operates four state-of-the-art manufacturing sites in Tegelen, Nieuw-Bergen (both in The Netherlands) as well as in Buchholz-Mendt and Stahlhofen a. W. (both in Germany).

The former shareholders, who acquired MGG in 2007, together with the management have led the company through a period of strong organic growth, accompanied by the acquisition of Metallguss Schiefelbusch GmbH in 2015. MGG's organic growth path was particularly characterised by continuous innovation of its production technologies and processes as well as a diversification of the company's end markets.

With the acquisition by Parcom Capital and the senior management, MGG can enter the next growth phase enforcing a global expansion strategy and further strengthen the company's leading market position in the niche of sand casting and machining of aluminium components.

goetzpartners acted as sole financial advisor to the sellers.

ABOUT MGG (TARGET)

MGG is a highly innovative and fully integrated manufacturer of sand casted and machined aluminium components to a well diversified set of end markets. MGG’s products include e.g. housings, heat exchangers as well as oil sumps and many others. Furthermore, the company offers its customers an extensive service range comprising i.a. component development, tool / pattern making, highly innovative sand casting manufacturing as well as machining and assembly. MGG is headquartered in Tegelen, The Netherlands, employs c. 800 employees and generates approx. €100m in revenues.

ABOUT PARCOM (ACQUIRER)

Parcom Capital is a leading pan-European private equity firm based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Over the past 30 years, the firm has invested in over 75 companies and has successfully executed over 25 add-on transactions for its portfolio companies. Parcom currently invests from its newly raised Parcom Buy Out Fund V, which had its final close of €570m in June 2016.

GOETZPARTNERS TEAM

Christian Muthler, Managing Director
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Ivo Polten, Managing Director
E-MAIL

Daniel Bentrup, Associate Director

Maximilian Finkbeiner, Associate

Michael Wiederholt, Analyst

Philipp Jaeck, Analyst 

 
01.03.2017

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

goetzpartners conducted the commercial Due Diligence of frostkrone for EMERAM

Funds advised by the private equity firm EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH (“EMERAM”) has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in frostkrone Group (“FROSTKRONE”), the European innovation leader in frozen finger food... 

goetzpartners Deal Announcement EMERAM

Funds advised by the private equity firm EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH (“EMERAM”) has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in frostkrone Group (“FROSTKRONE”), the European innovation leader in frozen finger food products. The acquisition was made by EMERAM's Private Equity Fund I together with the current CEO, who will further support EMERAM to continue FROSTKRONE's success story in the frozen finger food market. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary legal and regulatory approvals.

ABOUT FROSTKRONE

frostkrone Group is the European innovation leader in frozen finger food products offering its broad portfolio to discount, retail and food service customers. Compared to its competitors, FROSTKRONE provides a comprehensive finger food portfolio and is perceived as a valuable R&D and innovation partner supporting its customers to be ahead of the market. Its innovation competency allows FROSTKRONE to quickly adapt to changing customer preferences, shape and address new markets. Since its foundation in 1997, the company experienced steady growth and serves today nearly all German discounters, retailers and international food service customers. Spurred by current market trends, such as mobility and quick preparation, FROSTKRONE will strengthen its leading market position in Europe leveraging especially its international food service portfolio and the Eastern European market.

ABOUT EMERAM

Founded 2012 in Munich, EMERAM is a private investment company, which invests € 350m equity capital in its EMERAM Private Equity Fund I. Today its portfolio comprises eight investments in leading small- and medium-sized DACH companies active in attractive (niche) markets. With the aim of becoming the leading equity investment company for SME companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, EMERAM not only invests in companies, but also actively supports their further development. EMERAM offers its portfolio companies a high degree of operational experience, strategic know-how and access to an excellent network in the national and international economy.

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Georg Hochleitner, Partner 
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Dr. Gerrit Schütte, Senior Manager
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Gerrit Daute, Manager

Remigius Erhardt, Associate Consultant

Jill Sprinkmeier, Associate Consultant

Julian Ehlert, Associate Consultant

 
20.02.2017

goetzpartners continua a potenziare la propria squadra manageriale internazionale

La società di consulenza leader rafforza il proprio team Corporate-Finance in Cina

La società di consulenza goetzpartners rafforza la squadra manageriale con un nuovo Managing Director: Con Qing Xu, goetzpartners si assicura in Cina un leader forte e di lunga esperienza nelle transazioni, in particolare per... 

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Monaco di Baviera, 20.02.2017 – La società di consulenza goetzpartners rafforza la squadra manageriale con un nuovo Managing Director: Con Qing Xu, goetzpartners si assicura in Cina un leader forte e di lunga esperienza nelle transazioni, in particolare per quanto riguarda le transazioni transfrontaliere. La sfida della trasformazione digitale ha aumentato la domanda di un'offerta combinata di Corporate Finance e consulenza manageriale. goetzpartners ha risposto rinforzando i propri team internazionali con personalità che uniscono le competenze tecniche e la lunga esperienza allo sviluppo di modelli di business innovativi.

Qing Xu agirà con effetto immediato da Managing Director per goetzpartners a Pechino e Shanghai. Dirigerà il settore Corporate-Finance locale. Xu può contare su oltre 17 anni di esperienza nel settore Investment-Banking e nella gestione delle transazioni. Prima di entrare in goetzpartners, Xu ha collaborato fra gli altri con Bank of Communication International, Crédit Lyonnais Securities Asia e Deloitte Corporate Finance. Le sue specializzazioni sono M&A (fusioni e acquisizioni) transfrontaliere, finanziamenti in partecipazioni e con capitali di prestito, offerte pubbliche in borsa e transazioni di capitale in Europa e Cina. Xu ha conseguito la laurea presso l'Università Tongji.

Il dott. Stephan Goetz, Managing Partner e co-fondatore di goetzpartners dichiara a riguardo: "Con l'ingresso di Qing Xu possiamo contare su un grande esperto di Corporate-Finance, che ci supporterà ulteriormente nella nostra crescita sui mercati internazionali. In questo modo potremo fornire ai nostri clienti consigli ancora migliori per tutte le decisioni strategiche di acquisto e vendita, ovunque nel mondo".

goetzpartners: consulenza di strategia, M&A e trasformazione

goetzpartners è una società indipendente di consulenza per tutti gli aspetti chiave dell’attività di impresa: strategia, M&A e trasformazione. La sua attività è supportata da più di 300 professionisti in 14 sedi in 11 paesi del mondo e abbraccia tutti i settori centrali dell’economia.

La società figura tra le 10 maggiori società di consulenza tedesche (Lünendonk®). goetzpartners ha ricevuto premi per tre anni di fila, nell’ambito del concorso “Best of Consulting” dalla rinomata rivista tedesca “WirtschaftsWoche”, più di recente nella categoria “Project Excellence” (2016).

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Text100 GmbH
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07.02.2017

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

goetzpartners advised Rudolf Woehrl AG in the sale to Christian Greiner

Christian Greiner is expected to be the new owner of the multi-brand fashion retailer Rudolf Woehrl AG. The creditor assemblies of Rudolf Woehrl AG and its 100% subsidiary Rudolf Woehrl, das Haus der Markenkleidung GmbH &... 

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Christian Greiner is expected to be the new owner of the multi-brand fashion retailer Rudolf Woehrl AG. The creditor assemblies of Rudolf Woehrl AG and its 100% subsidiary Rudolf Woehrl, das Haus der Markenkleidung GmbH & Co. KG approved Mr. Greiner’s offer on January 31st, 2017 as the best result of a structured and competitive M&A process.

Since 2011 Mr. Greiner is director of fashion retailer Ludwig Beck in Munich, responsible for sourcing, sales and marketing, as well as CEO of fashion retailer Wormland.

The signed investment agreement between Christian Greiner and Rudolf Wöhrl AG includes the following key terms:

    • Mr. Greiner will acquire 100% of the shares of Rudolf Woehrl AG
    • The purchase price will enable a creditor pay-out rate of 10% to 20%, which is significantly above the     German average of c. 5% (according to the German Federal Statistical Office)
    • Mr. Greiner intends to continue the initiated restructuring measures
    • The investor will also provide the company with sufficient liquidity to finance Woehrl’s “restart”
    • 95% of all jobs will be preserved
    • It is planned to retain Rudolf Woehrl AG in its current structure without additional store closures.

Andreas E. Mach (CEO) and Dr. Christian Gerloff (CRO) successfully implemented a comprehensive set of restructuring measures to stabilise the company and thus enabled a successful process. The insolvency trustee (“Sachwalter”) Volker Boehm (Schulze & Braun) supervised the insolvency proceedings and the investor process in the interest of creditors.

Next steps will be the finalisation of the insolvency plans before presenting them to the insolvency court for approval. Afterwards the creditor assemblies have to give their final approval to the insolvency plans. The economic transfer of the company to Mr. Greiner is envisaged to take place on March 1st, 2017.

ABOUT RUDOLF WOEHRL AG

Wöhrl, headquartered in Nuremberg, is a multi-brand fashion retailer, operating a network of 30 stores with focus on Southern Germany and a staff of c. 2,200. The company is offering its customers a broad product portfolio including fashion apparel for men, women, children, young fashion and sports with well-selected brands.

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02.02.2017

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goetzpartners advised Capvis on the acquisition of a majority stake in Wer liefert was

goetzpartners has advised Capvis, the leading Swiss private equity firm, during the announced acquisition of a majority stake in Wer liefert was ("wlw"), the leading B2B marketplace in Germany. Capvis, who has... 

goetzpartners Deal Announcement Wer liefert was

goetzpartners has advised Capvis, the leading Swiss private equity firm, during the announced acquisition of a majority stake in Wer liefert was ("wlw"), the leading B2B marketplace in Germany. Capvis, who has considerable experience and success in promoting the growth of leading medium-sized companies, intends to further expand the product portfolio and to accelerate the internationalization of the B2B marketplace. Together with the existing “Wer liefert was” management, Capvis is acquiring the company from the previous majority owner Paragon Partners. The parties agreed not to disclose the financial details of the transaction and its completion is subject to antitrust and customary regulatory approvals. The contract was signed on January 31st, 2017.

Since August 2016, wlw has been working towards becoming Europe’s largest B2B network along with its affiliate EUROPAGES. There are currently 2.5m suppliers with 5.5m B2B products in 26 languages on both platforms, which are visited by 3.4m unique users monthly and generate annual turnover of EUR 45m. Peter F. Schmid, CEO of wlw, welcomes the involvement of the new investor: “We thank Paragon Partners for their entrepreneurial support in recent years and are very pleased to be able to push ahead with our growth strategy along with Capvis. This allows us to further develop our position as the leading B2B marketplace in Europe and greatly expand our product range for SMEs.”

Capvis will provide support to the management during the next growth phase. Justin Kent, the responsible investment director, considers the time to be right for the forthcoming cooperation. “Although wlw and EUROPAGES, which we also intend to acquire, are already excellent companies, we agree with the management that there is great potential for value enhancement, further growth and the expansion of market leadership in Europe. We plan to make targeted use of acquisitions as we push ahead together.”

Capvis has retained goetzpartners Corporate Finance as its exclusive financial advisor. This transaction underpins goetzpartners Corporate Finance experience in the digital sector as well as its competence in providing comprehensive buy-side support incl. process management, seller and internal decision bodies communication, advisor coordination, financial modelling, and financing support.

ABOUT WLW

wlw is the leading online B2B marketplace in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Being the most-visited website for professional purchases, wlw provides millions of products and services in the B2B section. About 540,000 suppliers, producers, distributors and service providers get in touch with 1.3m genuine buyers every month via the platform. wlw has its headquarters in Hamburg and 200 employees. The company was founded in 1932 and was the first publisher of printed reference material for commercial buyers. Since 1995 wlw has been offering its services online.

ABOUT CAPVIS

Capvis is a leading private equity firm based in Switzerland. With a current fund volume of EUR 720m Capvis focuses on majority holdings in leading mid-sized companies in German-speaking Europe and in Northern Italy. Since 1990 Capvis has completed 51 transactions with a total volume of more than EUR 5bn. Capvis Equity Partners AG is the exclusive advisor to the general partners of the Capvis Private Equity Funds.

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10.01.2017

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goetzpartners advised the shareholders of Deurotech Group on the sale of Deurowood Produktions GmbH

PINOVA Capital together with Walter Deuring (Senior Management of Deurowood Produktions GmbH, herafter “Deurowood”) have signed a definite agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Deurowood from Deurotech Group, which in turn... 

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PINOVA Capital together with Walter Deuring (Senior Management of Deurowood Produktions GmbH, herafter “Deurowood”) have signed a definite agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in Deurowood from Deurotech Group, which in turn is owned by funds advised by HANNOVER Finanz and WD DTG Beteiligungsgesellschaft.

Deurowood, headquartered in Hard, Austria, is a leading global manufacturer of highly innovative additives to the wood processing, laminating and furniture as well as to the fibre composites industries. Its products are used to enhance the characteristics of the end products and increase production process efficiency.

With the sale of the company, Deurotech Group wants to refocus on its core capabilities, being machinery and plant engineering for the wood processing industry. For PINOVA Capital, the transaction marks a further investment into the specialty chemicals segment. After closing of the transaction, the new shareholders together with the management aim to further strengthen Deurowood's leading market position and to further continue its profitable growth.

goetzpartners Corporate Finance GmbH acted as sole financial advisor to Deurotech Group.

ABOUT DEUROTECH GROUP (Customer)

Deurotech Group is a globally operating industrial group comprising specialist suppliers to the wood processing industry, namely Vits Technology, IFA Technology, Wessel Umwelttechnik and Deurowood.

ABOUT DEUROWOOD (Target)

Deurowood Produktions GmbH is a leading and highly innovative manufacturer of specialty chemicals to the wood processing industry with long lasting blue chip customer relationships. The Company is headquartered in Hard, Austria.

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22.12.2016

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goetzpartners advised HOPSCOTCH groupe on the acquisition, alongside comexposium, of a controlling interest in sopexa, an international communication agency specialized in food, wine and lifestyle

Sopexa is an international communication agency with a unique expertise. Its 26 agencies around the world employ 280 people working in about 50 countries in 27 offices. Following the transaction, HOPSCOTCH Groupe and... 

Sopexa is an international communication agency with a unique expertise. Its 26 agencies around the world employ 280 people working in about 50 countries in 27 offices.

Following the transaction, HOPSCOTCH Groupe and Comexposium, hold each, a minority share (33%) in Sopexa’s capital.

The purpose of this alliance is to create the largest PR network worldwide capitalizing on the specific areas of expertise of each of the three companies.

Frédéric Bedin, Chairman of the executive board at HOPSCOTCH Groupe, said: “goetzpartners’ team has been pivotal to structure the operation and assist us in negotiating our partnership while following the right momentum. Throughout the process, goetzpartners has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the transaction and to the company’s interests.”

Hervé Sawko, Executive Board Member at goetzpartners, said: “We are delighted to have advised HOPSCOTCH Groupe and its entrepreneurial management team in this landmark operation in the history of the Group. This transaction highlights our ability to assist and advise entrepreneurs and will expand further goetzpartners’ track-record in media and communication.”

ABOUT HOPSCOTCH GROUPE

HOPSCOTCH Groupe is a France-based global communication Group, specialized in Public Relations, Event Management and Digital Media.

#1 independent PR agency in France and among the top 30 PR agencies in the world, it manages more than 1,500 operations per year in c. 50 countries thanks to 560 people.

The Group is listed since 1998 in compartment C of NYSE Euronext Paris, and is still managed by its founders.

For more information, please visit www.hopscotchgroupe.com

ABOUT SOPEXA

International communication and marketing agency specialized in food, drink & lifestyle, Sopexa assists companies, brands, communities and institutions in their development and their communication and influence strategies.

Sopexa boasts 280 multi-cultural market experts, on the lookout for trends and constantly close to local prescribers. It operates in 50 countries and offers Consulting & Customized strategies, Sales drive & International development, PR & Brand content, Events as well as Health and Nutrition strategies.

For more information, please visit www.sopexa.com

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Hervé Sawko, Executive Board Member, goetzpartners
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19.12.2016

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised Nobia AB on the sale of its majority stake in Poggenpohl to ADCURAM Group AG

Nobia AB, the Swedish listed kitchen specialist, has today announced the divestment of its majority stake (98.57%) in Poggenpohl Möbelwerke to Munich-based industrial holding ADCURAM Group AG. Headquartered in Herford... 

goetzpartners Deal Announcement Poggenpohl

Nobia AB, the Swedish listed kitchen specialist, has today announced the divestment of its majority stake (98.57%) in Poggenpohl Möbelwerke to Munich-based industrial holding ADCURAM Group AG.

Headquartered in Herford (Northrhine-Westfalia), Germany, Poggenpohl Group is one of the globally leading luxury kitchen manufacturers. The company produces high-quality kitchens with extraordinary design and sells them in more than 70 countries around the world. The company generates annual revenues of c. 110 million EUR and employs around 500 staff. It was founded in 1892 by Friedemir Poggenpohl as Germany's first kitchen brand.

With ADCURAM Group, Poggenpohl's new majority owner, the company will enter into a new growth phase by investing into Poggenpohl’s positioning as a leading luxury brand, the expansion of the product portfolio, support for retail partners and the Poggenpohl operated stores, as well as the optimization of its production process.

For the former shareholder Nobia, who has been the majority owner of Poggenpohl since 2000, the motivation for the sale was to find a suitable successor for Poggenpohl's strategic growth path. The transaction is expected to be closed during the first quarter of 2017, conditional upon approval from the competition authorities in Germany and Austria.

Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Nobia AB is a publicly listed leading kitchen specialist in Europe. The company develops and sells kitchens through some 20 strong brands in Europe, including Magnet in the UK; HTH, Norema, Sigdal, Invita and Marbodal in Scandinavia; Petra and A la Carte in Finland and ewe, FM and Intuo in Austria. Nobia generates profitability by combining economies of scale with attractive kitchen offerings. The Group has approximately 6,500 employees and net sales of about 13bn SEK (1.3bn EUR).

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Ivo Polten, Managing Director, goetzpartners
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01.12.2016

RIMOWA vince il premio "Digital Pioneer 2016"

La società di consulenza goetzpartners e la rivista di economia WirtschaftsWoche rendono onore all'innovativa soluzione di mobilità "Electronic Tag" per i bagagli

La società di consulenza goetzpartners e la rivista di economia WirtschaftsWoche hanno assegnato il premio "Digital Pioneer" per la prima volta per commemorare una società industriale per le eccezionali innovazioni digitali. I... 

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Monaco di Baviera, 1 Dicembre 2016 – La società di consulenza goetzpartners e la rivista di economia WirtschaftsWoche hanno assegnato il premio "Digital Pioneer" per la prima volta per commemorare una società industriale per le eccezionali innovazioni digitali. I leader mondiali del mercato sono stati invitati a far entrare in gara i propri progetti di successo a metà ottobre.

La giuria collettiva ha nominato vincitore il produttore di valigie RIMOWA, per la sua soluzione di mobilità digitale e completamente integrata per i bagagli, il "RIMOWA Electronic Tag." Il CEO di RIMOWA Dieter Morszeck ha ritirato il premio speciale durante il convegno "Neumacher meets Weltmarktführer" ad Amburgo lo scorso 30 novembre. Grazie a questa pionieristica innovazione digitale, i viaggiatori possono effettuare da casa il check-in del proprio bagaglio tramite il proprio smartphone e consegnarlo in aeroporto in pochi secondi. Inoltre, le compagnie aeree e gli aeroporti possono ridurre i costi, aumentando la quantità di controlli e la sicurezza per tutti.

Il Dr. Wolfram Römhild, Amministratore Delegato di goetzpartners, ha consegnato il premio. "Ai partecipanti al concorso è stato chiesto di fare una cosa: Mostrateci un'innovazione che produca un valore aggiunto immediato attraverso la digitalizzazione dello sviluppo di prodotto, della produzione o del servizio", ha spiegato. "RIMOWA ha intrapreso un cammino rivoluzionario digitalizzando il bagaglio da viaggio e di conseguenza ha ottenuto un'entusiasmante vittoria".

La prima compagnia aerea partner è Lufthansa, che ha introdotto la possibilità di effettuare il check-in dei bagagli utilizzando l'originale tag per i suoi passeggeri a Francoforte, Amburgo e Monaco nel marzo 2016. Nel frattempo, anche la compagnia aerea asiatica EVA Air ha aderito all'iniziativa. "Siamo molto soddisfatti di questo premio che rende onore alla nostra innovazione di prodotto", ha affermato il CEO Dieter Morszeck. "In ultima analisi, il nostro obiettivo è che tutte le compagnie aeree consentano ai viaggiatori di effettuare il check in del bagaglio digitalmente utilizzando il RIMOWA Electronic Tag. Riteniamo che il nostro tag, che può essere facilmente utilizzato con uno smartphone, rappresenti l'inizio di un altro enorme balzo verso la digitalizzazione nel settore dei viaggi".

Le discussioni sulla digitalizzazione si concentrano spesso su soluzioni dirompenti della comunità di start-up. La premiata soluzione "RIMOWA Electronic Tag" è la prova che le aziende industriali sono anche perfettamente in grado di rivoluzionare il proprio settore commerciale. Pertanto, goetzpartners collabora con le aziende di tutto il mondo per implementare dei modelli di business innovativi, sostenere la creazione di orientamenti strategici e pianificare le acquisizioni o gli investimenti necessari.

goetzpartners: consulenza di strategia, M&A e trasformazione

goetzpartners è una società indipendente di consulenza per tutti gli aspetti chiave dell’attività di impresa: strategia, M&A e trasformazione. La sua attività è supportata da più di 300 professionisti in 14 sedi in 11 paesi del mondo e abbraccia tutti i settori centrali dell’economia.

La società figura tra le 10 maggiori società di consulenza tedesche (Lünendonk®). goetzpartners ha ricevuto premi per tre anni di fila, nell’ambito del concorso “Best of Consulting” dalla rinomata rivista tedesca “WirtschaftsWoche”, più di recente nella categoria “Project Excellence” (2016).

Profilo di WirtschaftsWoche

WirtschaftsWoche è la più grande rivista contemporanea di economia della Germania. Essa rappresenta una voce e una piattaforma di discussione per tutte le persone che vedono il business come qualcosa di più di una semplice professione, piuttosto come un proprio modo originale di vedere il mondo. WirtschaftsWoche offre ai suoi lettori una panoramica sulle problematiche attuali della settimana, nuovi punti di vista, opinioni chiare e necessarie informazioni di base. I lettori di WirtschaftsWoche rappresentano l'élite commerciale della Germania.

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30.11.2016

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

goetzpartners conducted the commercial Due Diligence of SCHOCK for IK Investment Partners

The IK VIII Fund, advised by IK Investment Partners (“IK”), has reached an agreement to acquire Granite Holding GmbH (“SCHOCK” or “the Company”), the world’s leading granite kitchen sink manufacturer. Financial terms of the... 

The IK VIII Fund, advised by IK Investment Partners (“IK”), has reached an agreement to acquire Granite Holding GmbH (“SCHOCK” or “the Company”), the world’s leading granite kitchen sink manufacturer. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary legal and regulatory approvals. The acquisition of SCHOCK marks the IK VIII Fund’s second investment in Germany.

ABOUT SCHOCK

SCHOCK is the inventor of the manufacturing technology commonly used in the production of granite kitchen sinks and has been the worldwide technology and quality leader in this field for over 30 years. The patented combination of quartz with top-quality acrylic forms a premium compound product that is three times as hard as natural granite and is also superior in terms of many product characteristics to kitchen sinks made from other materials (e.g. stainless steel, ceramics). The SCHOCK range of products comprises sinks for every conceivable kitchen style and taste. Customers in over 70 countries rely on SCHOCK products manufactured exclusively at the company’s headquarters in the Bavarian Forest.

ABOUT IK INVESTMENT PARTNERS

IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France and Benelux. Since 1989, IK funds have raised more than €7.5 billion of capital and invested in over 100 European companies. IK funds support businesses with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams to create robust, international leaders with excellent long-term prospects.

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Georg Hochleitner, Partner, goetzpartners

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25.11.2016

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

goetzpartners advised the sellers on their sale of a 53% stake in KAP Beteiligungs-AG

Global Alternative Asset Manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in KAP Beteiligungs-AG (KAP), a publicly listed, diversified German industrial holding company with a number of portfolio companies... 

goetzpartners Deal Announcement

Global Alternative Asset Manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire a controlling interest in KAP Beteiligungs-AG (KAP), a publicly listed, diversified German industrial holding company with a number of portfolio companies in distinct industries. Carlyle will acquire a 53% majority stake in KAP. Equity for the transaction will come from Carlyle Strategic Partners IV L.P., Carlyle’s Special Situations & Corporate Opportunities fund.

goetzpartners acting as exlusive financial adviser to the sellers has successfully managed a complex sales process aiming at finding a new lead investor with a clear future strategy while maintaining KAP's publicly listed industrial holding structure leveraging the platform's full value as well as profit potential and aligning interests with KAP's existing anchor investor FM Verwaltung.

Ian Jackson, Managing Director of Carlyle Strategic Partners, said: “KAP is a high quality industrial conglomerate with international presence, a strong manufacturing base and extensive manufacturing expertise, especially in the fields of plastic extrusion, metal works and specialty textiles. We are excited to partner with KAP’s experienced management team to realise the significant value creation opportunities, both organically as well as through acquisitions in the German Mittelstand.”

Dr. Stefan Geyler, Speaker of the Management Board of KAP, said: “KAP has a strong track record of successfully developing and growing its subsidiary companies into leaders in their respective industries. We look forward to working with Carlyle to continue to grow the business further as we leverage Carlyle’s global network, its extensive experience and expertise in the industrial and manufacturing sectors.”

The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities, and is expected to close by the end of 2016.

 
16.11.2016

L'eccellenza nei progetti: goetzpartners riceve il premio "Best of Consulting"

Terzo riconoscimento consecutivo nel premio dedicato alla consulenza di WirtschaftsWoche

La rivista WirtschaftsWoche ha nuovamente giudicato goetzpartners come una delle migliori società di consulenza in Germania: in occasione del conferimento del "Best of Consulting" Award, goetzpartners è stata premiata per... 

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Monaco di Baviera, 16.11.2016 – La rivista WirtschaftsWoche ha nuovamente giudicato goetzpartners come una delle migliori società di consulenza in Germania: in occasione del conferimento del "Best of Consulting" Award, goetzpartners è stata premiata per l'eccellente livello della progettazione nella categoria della ristrutturazione. Gli specialisti di strategia, M&A (fusioni e acquisizioni) e trasformazioni hanno ricevuto il premio per il risanamento di Orga Systems: l'azienda da alcuni anni presentava bilanci in rosso e ha dovuto richiedere lo stato di insolvenza. goetzpartners ha unito la propria esperienza nei settori Management Consulting e Corporate Finance, per portare a termine in sole sei settimane un processo di ricerca di investitori e un risanamento con trasferimento. Il risultato: l'azienda Orga Systems è stata salvata conservando il 90 percento dei posti di lavoro con grande soddisfazione delle parti.

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Per la terza volta goetzpartners fa parte delle società di consulenza premiate con il "Best of Consulting" Award. "Siamo molto soddisfatti di questo riconoscimento, ottenuto per un caso di ristrutturazione non propriamente classico", ha commentato il Dr. Thomas Sittel, Partner, goetzpartners. "Questa esperienza ha dimostrato che il risanamento con trasferimento – se messo in atto correttamente – risulta migliore di quanto si pensi. Molte ristrutturazioni non riescono poiché troppo raramente e, quando avviene, troppo tardi viene presentata la richiesta al socio più appropriato. Con il supporto dei nostri team di consulenza integrati siamo riusciti in un tempo molto breve a garantire un futuro a Orga Systems e ai suoi collaboratori grazie a questo accordo internazionale".

La situazione iniziale per il risanamento di Orga Systems era difficile: l'azienda di software ha bruciato, a causa di fatturati e margini sempre più ridotti, circa 30 milioni di Euro in soli due anni. Dal momento che era stata presentata una richiesta di insolvenza, per il processo M&A (fusione e acquisizione) restavano solo da sei a otto settimane. Inoltre, la platea di potenziali offerenti per questa azienda era limitata quindi il modello di business e la pianificazione aziendale dovevano essere completamente reimpostati per rendere Orga Systems interessante per gli investitori. goetzpartners si è assicurata che non venisse perso tempo nel creare la documentazione e ha concentrato il processo di individuazione degli investitori sui candidati più promettenti. Un aspetto che si è rivelato decisivo per il successo è stato, fra gli altri, la consulenza combinata degli esperti di strategia e di Corporate-Finance di goetzpartners. Il risultato è evidente: dopo sole sei settimane dell'avvio del progetto la transazione è stata sottoscritta e goetzpartners è riuscita a soddisfare in modo eccellente tutte le parti interessate.

Il meglio nel settore

Dal 2010, ogni anno il "Best of Consulting" Award assegnato da WirtschaftsWoche premia le migliori società di consulenza. Si tratta un esame molto dettagliato: una giuria e un comitato tecnico-scientifico verificano la forza del marchio, l'aumento del valore e i successi nei progetti della società di consulenza. Il conferimento del premio "Best of Consulting 2016" ha avuto luogo il 15 ottobre a Düsseldorf.

goetzpartners: consulenza di strategia, M&A e trasformazione

goetzpartners è una società indipendente di consulenza per tutti gli aspetti chiave dell’attività di impresa: strategia, M&A e trasformazione. La sua attività è supportata da più di 300 professionisti in 14 sedi in 11 paesi del mondo e abbraccia tutti i settori centrali dell’economia.

La società figura tra le 10 maggiori società di consulenza tedesche (Lünendonk®). goetzpartners ha ricevuto premi per tre anni di fila, nell’ambito del concorso “Best of Consulting” dalla rinomata rivista tedesca “WirtschaftsWoche”, più di recente nella categoria “Project Excellence” (2016).

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09.11.2016

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

goetzpartners advised KPIT Technologies Ltd. on the sale of its subsidiary KPIT medini Technologies AG to ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, has acquired Berlin-based KPIT medini Technologies AG, a leading provider of systems safety analysis solutions, from KPIT Technologies Ltd. As... 

goetzpartners Tombstone KPIT

ANSYS, Inc., the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, has acquired Berlin-based KPIT medini Technologies AG, a leading provider of systems safety analysis solutions, from KPIT Technologies Ltd.

As products - from mobile phones to automobiles - become smarter and more complex, the need to simulate the entire system, and not just its components, is increasing rapidly. That added complexity provides new ways for products to fail, making systems safety and reliability analysis more critical than ever. Medini develops and markets solutions for systems safety analysis, reliability engineering and quality management. "With trends like autonomous vehicles and the Internet of Things, innovation has never been more important for companies, regardless of their industry. But system complexity can be a barrier to innovation for some organizations," said Eric Bantégnie, Vice President of the Embedded Systems Business Unit at ANSYS. "That's why we're excited about the systems functional safety capabilities medini adds to the broad ANSYS portfolio. Our combined solution will spark innovation in a variety of industries."

KPIT has retained goetzpartners Corporate Finance as its exclusive financial advisor in order to find a suitable successor for this highly attractive business. "We are very happy about synergy in the tools strategy for medini and ANSYS", said KPIT CEO Kishor Patil, "KPIT will continue to focus on functional safety services and be a long-term strategic partner to medini and ANSYS."

ABOUT KPIT TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

KPIT is a global technology company that specializes in providing IT consulting and product engineering solutions and services to key focus industries - Automotive & Transportation, Consumer & Industrial Goods, Energy & Resources, High Tech, Life Sciences and Utilities. Headquartered in Pune, India, KPIT employs >10,800 professionals and has a global footprint with 34 offices across 16 countries. KPIT generated revenues of USD 489 million in FY 2015-16 and has a current market capitalisation of >USD 400 million.

 
04.11.2016

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

goetzpartners advised the fully authorised representative (“Generalbevollmächtigter”) of SCHNELL Motoren AG on the sale of their assets to TEDOM A.S

TEDOM a.s. the Czech Republic-based company engaged in design, development and sale of equipment for combined heat and power (CHP) production, has signed a definite agreement to acquire the assets of SCHNELL Motoren AG, the... 

TEDOM a.s. the Czech Republic-based company engaged in design, development and sale of equipment for combined heat and power (CHP) production, has signed a definite agreement to acquire the assets of SCHNELL Motoren AG, the Germany-based manufacturer of high efficiency CHP units.

The transaction marks the latest step in TEDOM's strategy, continuing to reinforce its European footprint and particularly to strengthen its position in the German market. Josef Jeleček, TEDOM CEO, explained that "SCHNELL is one of the strongest brands for biogas CHP units. It uses unique technology, so called dual engines, which are well known for their high efficiency. SCHNELL also has a comprehensive service network covering whole Germany." Andreas Elsäßer, fully authorised representative of SCHNELL Motoren AG said that “in particular TEDOM’s final transaction structure and vision for the company, initially developed by Wieselhuber & Partner, as well as the highly efficient and focused auction process led by goetzpartners, were key success factors for the transaction”.

SCHNELL Motoren AG filed for insolvency in late 2016 and thanks to the acquisition by TEDOM, will be positioned again for future national as well as international growth.

ABOUT SCHNELL MOTOREN AG (Customer)

SCHNELL Motoren, headquartered in Amtzell, Germany, has a strong brand in the German biogas market with a sizeable installed base of 3,500+ CHP units, which is complemented by an extensive national service network of c. 200 service technicians.

 
02.11.2016

goetzpartners lancia la sua rivista online “Transformation Beats”

Sulla piattaforma di content marketing, innovatori e leader del cambiamento digitale dicono la loro

Su www.transformationbeats.com, imprenditori, CxO e dirigenti sperimentano come altri cambiamenti vengono avviati e realizzati concretamente. La nuova rivista online costituisce un elemento essenziale della campagna di content... 

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Monaco di Baviera, 2/11/2016 – Su www.transformationbeats.com, imprenditori, CxO e dirigenti sperimentano come altri cambiamenti vengono avviati e realizzati concretamente. La nuova rivista online costituisce un elemento essenziale della campagna di content marketing di goetzpartners che si occupa di trasformazione. Essa presenta aziende e personalità leader in materia di trasformazione, digitalizzazione e innovazione, sotto forma di interviste, buone prassi e relazioni. Queste esperienze condivise ispirano i lettori a valutare e modificare in modo dinamico le loro situazioni personali.

Nei primi articoli, ad esempio, il leader dell’innovazione di Google, Frederik G. Pferdt, spiega come le aziende possono creare e coltivare una cultura aziendale nell’ambito della quale il “new thinking”, il pensare in modo nuovo, diventa la norma. La presidentessa di DGFP (società tedesca per la gestione del personale), Katharina Heuer, racconta all’esperto di leadership di goetzpartners, Eberhard Hübbe, dell’influenza della leadership autentica sul successo del cambiamento all’interno delle aziende. Inoltre, gli investitori e pionieri del web, Dirk Freise e Martin Ostermayer, fanno luce sul perché alcune start-up stanno andando forte, mentre altre semplicemente falliscono miseramente.

Regolarmente, la rivista tratta di storie che mostrano imprese che si stanno muovendo verso una trasformazione digitale. Esperti del mondo accademico e della società sottolineano gli eventi e forniscono le conoscenze di base necessarie.

Focus: Assumere il comando anziché lasciarsi trasportare dalla corrente

“I lettori di ‘Transformation Beats’ acquisiscono una comprensione approfondita dei cambiamenti in atto nelle loro aziende", spiega Ines Bieger, Direttrice Marketing e PR di goetzpartners. "Nella rivista, incontriamo pionieri e innovatori e li ascoltiamo parlare delle loro esperienze molto specifiche. Inoltre, dato che è soprattutto questo il fulcro del discorso, quando si parla di trasformazione: bisogna pensare fuori dagli schemi”.

Il focus tematico della rivista rispecchia una delle competenze di base in goetzpartners: i consulenti aiutano le aziende a pianificare e implementare i cambiamenti in modo strategico, anche attraverso acquisizioni e investimenti. Allo stesso tempo, promuovono in particolare forze agili che consentono alle aziende di adattarsi nel lungo termine. Aiutano le aziende a plasmare il proprio processo di trasformazione anziché lasciarsi trasportare dalla corrente.

Transformation Beats è sostenuta da giornalisti indipendenti e autori ospiti che contribuiscono con contenuti aggiuntivi. Transformation Beats è disponibile in tedesco e in inglese. La rivista online è disponibile all’indirizzo: www.transformationbeats.com

goetzpartners: consulenza di strategia, M&A e trasformazione

goetzpartners è una società indipendente di consulenza per tutti gli aspetti chiave dell'attività imprenditoriale: strategia, M&A e trasformazione. La sua attività è supportata da più di 300 professionisti in 14 sedi in 11 paesi del mondo e abbraccia tutti i settori centrali dell'economia.

goetzpartners figura tra le 10 maggiori società di consulenza tedesche (Lünendonk®) per il loro fatturato. Nella classifica “Best of Consulting”, goetzpartners ha ottenuto il primo posto nella categoria “Project Excellence” (2014) ed è stata premiata nella categoria M&A, gestione finanziaria e gestione del rischio" (2015).

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Ines Bieger, goetzpartners
Director Marketing & PR
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26.10.2016

Siamo sul podio del vincitore!

I finalisti dei Private Equity Awards 2016 sono stati annunciati da "Acquisition International"

goetzpartners è stata selezionata per il Private Equity Award 2016 come “Best PE Investor Strategic Advisor Italy” (Miglior consulente strategico per gli investitori in PE per l’Italia). I Private Equity Awards 2016 sono... 

goetzpartners è stata selezionata per il Private Equity Award 2016 come “Best PE Investor Strategic Advisor Italy” (Miglior consulente strategico per gli investitori in PE per l’Italia).

I Private Equity Awards 2016 sono presentati da “Acquisition International”, la rivista internazionale specializzata in private equity. Si tratta di una celebrazione dell’eccellenza nel contesto globale del private equity che mette in evidenza le competenze e l’ambizione degli individui e delle società coinvolte: dal finanziamento iniziale fino all’eventuale uscita, senza tralasciare, naturalmente, coloro che forniscono consulenza in tale settore.

“Negli ultimi anni abbiamo fornito centinaia di analisi due diligence strategiche, sia per parti acquirenti che per quelle cedenti, per un valore complessivo delle transazioni cumulato superiore a 12 miliardi di EUR. La nostra base di clienti è costituita da più di 90 investitori finanziari che spaziano da fondi specializzati a grandi investitori globali in capitali. Nel 2016 abbiamo avuto un grande successo nel mercato italiano, dove siamo riconosciuti come il consulente preferito in materia di due diligence” afferma Giovanni Calia, Amministratore Delegato di goetzpartners e responsabile della sede italiana.

Visualizza lo speciale sul premio QUI

 
06.10.2016

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

goetzpartners advised EUSA Pharma on the acquisition of commercialization rights

EUSA Pharma (EUSA), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on oncology and oncology supportive care, today announced the acquisition of exclusive global commercialization rights to the oncology product Isqette... 

goetzpartners advised EUSA Pharma

EUSA Pharma (EUSA), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on oncology and oncology supportive care, today announced the acquisition of exclusive global commercialization rights to the oncology product Isqette (dinutuximab beta) from Apeiron Biologics. Dinutuximab beta is currently used as part of the regimen for the treatment of high risk neuroblastoma in Europe and is available under a managed access program. The immunotherapy has orphan drug designation in the US and EU and is currently under review for marketing authorization by the EMA. EUSA expects to file the product for registration in the US and Japan in 2017.

Neuroblastoma is an orphan oncology indication with significant unmet medical needs. It accounts for up to 10% of childhood tumors and affects approximately 1,200 children in the EU5 and US each year. Consequently, EUSA Pharma intends to continue dinutuximab beta's managed access program, and once approved in Europe will promote the immunotherapy to oncologists through its specialty sales team. In the United States, the company plans to submit a regulatory filing in 2017, and once approved will commercialize the product directly through its established US infrastructure. In other territories, including Japan, EUSA plans to bring the product to market through its international network of partners.

"We are delighted to acquire the global rights to Isqette, which is a perfect fit with our strategic focus in the specialty oncology field and will allow us to leverage our commercial infrastructure in the EU and expand our presence in the US," said Lee Morley, EUSA Pharma's CEO.
"EUSA Pharma is the ideal partner to bring dinutuximab beta to market, with its strong focus on oncology and specialty commercial expertise in Europe, the US and further afield," said Dr. Hans Loibner, Apeiron Biologic's CEO.

Founded in March 2015, EUSA Pharma is a specialty pharmaceutical company with commercial operations in the US and Europe, and a wider distribution network in approximately 40 further countries. Currently, EUSA has a broad portfolio of approved and named-patient specialty hospital products, which the company has ambitious plans to expand through acquisition and in-licensing. EUSA is supported by significant funding raised from leading life science investor Essex Woodlands.

 
29.09.2016

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

goetzpartners has advised Omnes Capital, the management and all its shareholders on the sale of Pommier to BPI, Normandie Capital Investissement and BNP Paribas Developpement alongside the management

Founded in 1945, Pommier is a leading international high-end designer, manufacturer and distributor of equipment and accessories for trailers and commercial vehicles with revenues in excess of €70m in 2016e. With the financial... 

Founded in 1945, Pommier is a leading international high-end designer, manufacturer and distributor of equipment and accessories for trailers and commercial vehicles with revenues in excess of €70m in 2016e.

With the financial support of Omnes Capital since 2007, the company has substantially amended its business model and is now geared towards further growth fostered by its leading positions on niche markets.

goetzpartners, acting as exclusive financial adviser of all the shareholders of Pommier, has managed a competitive auction process aiming to maintain the independence of the company. BPI, Normandie Capital Investissement and BNP Paribas Développement have acquired Pommier alongside the management who will reinvest in the new structure.

Jean-Patrick Sauvy, CEO at Pommier, said: “goetzpartners’s team has been pivotal in defining the most relevant ownership solution for Pommier. Throughout the process, goetzpartners has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the transaction and to the company’s interests.”

Eric Rey, Partner at Omnes, said: “goetzpartners’s team has constantly been hands-on during all the key phases of the transaction and has rapidly turned out to be a trusted confident for all key stakeholders.”

Guillaume Piette, Managing Director at goetzpartners, said: “We are delighted to have advised the shareholders in the course of a key milestone in Pommier’s corporate history. This new transaction in the Industry and Automotive sector demonstrates goetzpartners’ expertise in sell-side mandates for private equity funds and entrepreneurs”.

ABOUT POMMIER

Pommier is a high-end designer, manufacturer and distributor of body equipment parts mainly for trailers and commercial vehicles with an integrated network of 4 production facilities, 1 central logistics hub and 6 national distribution hubs combined with a network of 25 distributors worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.pommier.eu

ABOUT OMNES CAPITAL

Omnes Capital is a major French private equity and infrastructure investment player. With €2.1 billion under management, Omnes Capital provides businesses with the equity they need to develop in its key areas of expertise: growth capital and buyouts, venture capital, renewable energies, co-investment, secondary funds-of-funds. Now fully independent, Omnes Capital was a subsidiary of Crédit Agricole S.A. until March 2012.

For more information, please visit www.omnescapital.com

 
26.09.2016

DEAL ANNOUNCEMENT

goetzpartners advised the owners of Dentrade on the sale of its Norwegian and German operations to Modern Dental Group

Modern Dental Group Limited, a Hong Kong listed public company with operations in Asia, North America and Europe, acquired Dentrade's Norwegian and German operations from its shareholders. With these important acquistions,... 

Modern Dental Group Limited, a Hong Kong listed public company with operations in Asia, North America and Europe, acquired Dentrade's Norwegian and German operations from its shareholders. With these important acquistions, Modern Dental is able to further penetrate its existing markets in Europe and expand its distribution network.
The acquisition of Dentrade enables the increase of Modern Dental's average selling prices by capturing margins that were previously ceded to its distributors which in turn is expected to accelerate the Group's revenue and profit growth in the Norwegian and German markets.
For Dentrade's owners the motivation for the sale was to find a suitable successor for their business after their planned retirement.

ABOUT DENTRADE GROUP

Dentrade Group markets and distributes high-quality, aesthetic and attractively priced dentures to dentists in Norway, Switzerland and Germany for more than 25 years. Over this long period, Dentrade has built solid and long-lasting relationships with its customers and thus created a stable customer network within its areas of distribution as well as formed a well-established brand in their respective markets.

 

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