Sector: Automotive industry
Product Range: Plastic parts & assembled components
Revenue: EUR 50 M
Employees: 315

Initial Situation

  • The partners are striving to sell their shares due to age and health
  • The sellers have clear ideas regarding the future management structure
  • In the medium term, an internationalization of the production (USA / China) is inevitable, along with increased financing requirements
  • Own efforts to ensure appropriate financing had been unsuccessful in advance

Procedures and Services

  • First workshops on feasibility and indicative company evaluation
  • Focusing of the M&A process on private equity enterprises and international corporations
  • The company finds wide interest in the market as part of the indicative offers
  • A Japanese company that wants to grow in Europe is emerging as a favorite early on
  • Thanks to intelligent process control, the sales process was finalized at an early stage


  • Through good contacts with international investors, an investor with a high strategic interest could be found
  • The strategist offered a price premium amounting > 20% to other bidders
  • The management structure envisaged by the existing partners was almost fully implemented
  • "All cash", no earn-out structure, repayment or vendor loan
  • The buyer has invested more than EUR 30 million in a new plant in the US to date



Source: Concentro; EBIT-Multiples Finance Magazin