Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised Steadfast on the acquisition of a majority stake in Kempf group with a Commercial Due Diligence

07. March 2019

goetzpartners' Private Equity consulting team supported Steadfast with a Commercial Due Diligence in the acquisition of a majority stake in Kempf group ("Kempf" or "the Company").

The particular focus of the Commercial Due Diligence covered a detailed analysis of the company’s business model and product portfolio, a comprehensive assessment of the market for truck bodies, semitrailers and trailers and the respective competitive environment. The Due Diligence was completed with an evaluation of optional value creation initiatives, focusing on organic as well as inorganic growth initiatives. 


Founded in 1950 by Walter Kempf, Kempf is a leading manufacturer of customised lorry semi-trailers with tilt mechanisms. Kempf trailers are used for special applications in the areas of construction, agriculture and special logistics and are known in the market for their quality.


Steadfast Capital is an independent private equity investor focusing on medium-size businesses within German speaking Europe and Benelux countries. Funds advised by Steadfast Capital invest in mid-size companies providing equity for succession issues, management buy-outs and also provide capital for growth opportunities. Steadfast Capital was founded in 2001 and follows a successful, value-oriented strategy of investments in profitable companies in various sectors.


Dr. Sigurd Kitzer

Dr. Norbert Danneberg
Senior Industry Advisor

Dr. Burak Yahsi

Florian von Villiez

Jonas Koppe
Associate Consultant

Julia Füchsl
Associate Consultant