Heymann & Partner advises in connection with the sale of a majority participation in Clarus Films GmbH
The shareholders of Clarus Films GmbH sold a majority stake in the company to PINOVA Capital GmbH, Munich. Clarus Films GmbH is a leading manufacturer, finisher and wholesaler of films, in particular fine shrink wrapping films for the food packaging industry. The company is located in Dietzenbach, Germany, and holds participations in other companies in Switzerland and France.
The sellers were advised by Titus Walek, Walter Born and David Fritsch.
Heymann & Partner advises Alpha in connection with the sale of a 21.88 stake in Uster Technologies to Toyota
Alpha was advised by a team headed by Titus Walek.
A German group of investors advised by the private equity company A-Capital acquired the leading European jeans manufacurer Mustang. The founding family of the traditional company based in Baden-Württemberg sold its majority to the group of investors retaining only a minority shareholding. Mustang employs more than 600 people worldwide, 400 thereof in Germany. While the group's main product are still jeans, Mustang focuses more and more on the marketing of fashion. In 2010, the company achieved a total revenue of EUR 118 million.
A-Capital was advised by Thomas Heymann, Dr. Henning Bloss, Dr. Katharina Scheja, Walter Born, David Fritsch, Eva Prinz, Dr. Lars Weber, Vadim Friedinger and Dr. Peter Gumnior.
The French car rental service provider AUTO ESCAPE SA acquired Hamburg based CAR DEL MAR Ferienautovermietung GmbH. CAR DEL MAR offers car hire services in more than 100 countries worldwide. AUTO ESCAPE is the leading leisure car rental broker in France, supported by a network of car rental locations in over 125 countries with a fleet of 800,000 vehicles. AUTO ESCAPE SA is listed on Alternext (Euronext); its majority shareholder is the investment company MONTEFIORE INVESTMENT with its headquarters in Paris.
AUTO ESCAPE was advised by Titus Walek, Walter Born, Eva Prinz, Dr. Moritz Hüsch, Dr. Lars Weber, David Fritsch and Dr. Peter Gumnior.
Funds advised by Alpha sold their majority participation in Etimex group to the Etimex management, which now holds 100% of the shares in Etimex.
Etimex group is specialized in the development and production of films and packaging for the food- and pharmaceutical industry, and of special plastic components for the automotive industry and home appliances. Etimex had also been engaged in the photovoltaic business until the beginning of 2010, when it sold its solar business to the US based manufacturer of specialty chemicals Solutia Inc.
Alpha was advised by Thomas Heymann, Titus Walek and Julia Dolleschel
Advise connection with the quotation of its shares at the Frankfurt stock exchange in the Prime Standard segment and at the regulated market of the Hamburg stock exchange. The first trading day was 26 March 2010. It was one of the first IPOs in Germany after two years. The total emission amounted to EUR 164,450,000 (including a green shoe of EUR 1,650,000). Heymann & Partner advised the company with respect to capital markets law, as well as its refinancing and corporate reorganisations (including capital increases).
TOM TAILOR Holding AG was advised by Thomas Heymann, Dr. Andreas Müller-Driver, Walter Born, Eva Prinz, Dr. Lars Weber, Stefanie Zugelder, Dr. Peter Gumnior
The German-Scandinavian private-equity-house Triton intends to acquire the 120 business sites of the insolvent department store group Karstadt and offers, according to media reports, EUR 30 million. Triton intends to make investments of a further EUR 60 million into the department store chain. So far, the financial investor is the only bidder with the intention to continue the entirety of the Karstadt department stores in its current form.
Triton was advised by Thomas Heymann, Titus Walek, Dr. Sabine Pittrof, Dr. Henning Bloß and Dr. Katharina Scheja.
Heymann & Partner advises on the acquisition of Aquin Components GmbH by Priceton Financial Systems, LLC
Priceton Financial Systems, LLC, subsidiary of the US bank State Street Corporation, acquired all shares in Aquin Components GmbH with effect as of October 1st, 2008. Sellers were the financial investor ViewPoint Ventures as well as the founding partner of Aquin Components, Mr. Götz Bernhardi.
Aquin Components is one of the leading producers of software for investment compliance in Europe and offers special solutions and services for the international fund industry. Aquin Components has its head office in Frankfurt am Main and maintains offices in London, Luxembourg, Paris and Zurich.
The sellers were advised by Titus Walek, Dr. Lars Lensdorf and Dr. Christian Matejko.
Funds advised by Alpha Beteiligungsberatung GmbH & Co. KG have acuqired the Maillefer Holding SA based in Ecublens, Switzerland. Sellers were Argos Soditic and the mangement of Maillefer Holding SA. In the course of the transaction, the management re-invested in Maillefer Holding S.A.
The Maillefer-group is world market leader in the development and the marketing of specialized machinery for the cable industry and maintains a network of subsidiaries in Switzerland and Finland, as well as representative offices in Moscow (Russia) and Shanghai (China). In 2006, the Maillefer-group had more than 250 employees and achieved a worldwide revenue of approximately CHF 158m. Financing bank was Madiobanca - Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A.
Alpha was advised by Thomas Heymann, Titus Walek, Dr. Sabine Pittrof and Julia Dolleschel.
Uster Technologies Ltd, a Swiss high technology instrumentation company supplying quality testing instruments to the textile industry, completed its initial public offering and listing on the main segment of the SWX Swiss Exchange. The base offering size amounted to 3,397,502 shares of which 2'000'000 were newly issued shares by Uster Technologies and 1,397,502 shares were sold by existing shareholders, mainly funds advised by Alpha Beteiligungsberatung GmbH & Co. KG. The offer price as CHF 52 per share. The market capitalization at the offer price was CHF 341m.
Alpha was advised by Titus Walek and Thomas Heymann.
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