Investment firm Afinum 9 has acquired a majority stake in Christian Koenen Group. Together with the company's founder Christian Koenen and the management team, Afinum intends to drive the company's next growth phase.
The Christian Koenen Group, headquartered in Ottobrunn, is a global technology leader in the development and manufacture of high-precision premium stencils and screens for technical printing. These stencils and screens are used, for example, in the production of chips in the semiconductor, automotive, electrical and medical technology industries.
GLNS provided comprehensive advice to Afinum on this transaction with Dr Ludger Schult, Dr Daniel Epe, Eva-Maria Bayer, Jennifer Blümlein (all M&A/Private Equity), Andreas Scheidle (Tax), Dr Anselm Lenhard and Nicholas Schildhauer (both Financing).
Associate Nicholas Schildhauer joined the GLNS team at the beginning of September and has since supported the finance practice led by Dr Anselm Lenhard. The team was significantly strengthened with the addition of senior associate Philipp Büchler from Kirkland & Ellis at the beginning of November.
In the areas of IP/IT and data protection, GLNS again worked with Lubberger Lehment (Dr Benjamin Koch, Dr David Weller and Leonard Pietsch), in the area of employment law with Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law (Dr Marius Fritzsche, Dr Luca Rawe, Eckbert Müller and Cara Stegner) and in antitrust law with Buntscheck (Dr Andreas Boos). For all Hungarian law issues, the law firm Lakatos Köves and Partners was consulted.
GLNS regularly assists Afinum. Most recently, the firm advised the investor on the acquisition of the Hartl Group and Fishing King.