GLNS advises the private equity fund CGS on its acquisition of a majority participation in Masa GmbH, an international leader in the production of machines and equipment for the concrete block industry with its seat in Andernach (Germany).

GLNS assisted the private equity fund CGS in its acquisition of a majority participation in Masa GmbH. The former majority shareholder Ms. Olga Vercammen will continue to hold a participation in Masa GmbH via a newly founded intermediate holding company, Masa Industriebeteiligungen GmbH.

Masa is a longstanding, medium-sized company with roots in Germany, which specializes in planning and manufacturing equipment and machines for the building materials industry. Its German sites are in Andernach and Porta Westfalica. It also has sales and service subsidiaries across the globe, such as in the United States, China, Russia, India, Dubai for the Middle East. The Masa group employs around 500 staff worldwide.

The CGS funds, advised by CGS Management giesinger gloor lanz & co. with its seat in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, invest in small and mid-sized companies with an industry focus. Since 1999 CGS has invested in several mid-sized companies in the German speaking region and developped them into internationally active companies.

GLNS partners Reinhard Ege (private equity/M&A/tax) and Georg Lindner (private equi- ty/M&A/tax) acted for CGS in this transaction. Since the end of 2013, CGS is also the major- ity owner of the Top-Werk Group, which operates in the same segment with the brands HESS, Prinzing-Pfeiffer and SR Schindler. GLNS partner Reinhard Ege has acted for CGS also in connection with the establishment of the Top-Werk Group.

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