MENOLD BEZLER

Comment: This ?Stuttgart firm recommended in M&A is firmly anchored among regional Mittelstand companies, who praise its stability. MB often handles cross-border deals for these clients, e.g. the sale of the Italian Ritter Group subsidiary. The transaction practice is gaining renown outside of Germany, as shown by clients like Kambly (Switzerland), NIBE Industrier (Sweden) and Allied Machine (US). The acquisition of a majority stake in tool manufacturer Wollhaupter, which involved a secondary offering, demonstrated the team’s ability to tackle complex deal structures.
Strengths: Advice to the Mittelstand; capital markets competence.
Recommended: Dr. Michael Oltmanns, Dr. Christoph Winkler, Dr. Oliver Schmidt.
Practice: Advice to midsized and large Mittelstand companies. Also management and founders (incl. MBOs). Good international contacts, incl. in India and the US. (8 equity partners, 2 salary partners, 5 associates)
Clients: ?? Allied Machine & Engineering on acquisition of stake in Wollhaupter; Manz on investing in Shanghai Electric Group and sale of subsidiary Manz CIGS Technology; Ritter Group on sale of Italian subsidiary; Pfeiffer Vacuum on acquisition of Dreebit; BWK Beteiligungsgesellschaft and Kieger (Switzerland) on acquisition of 2 SDV subsidiaries.
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