GLNS advises the private equity fund CGS on its acquisition of a majority participation in the casting specialist Schaufler Tooling GmbH & Co. KG, Laichingen (Germany).

GLNS assisted the private equity fund CGS in its acquisition of a majority participation in Schaufler Tooling GmbH & Co. KG. The consideration comprised a cash purchase price and a participation of the sellers in the newly established Schaufler Holding GmbH. Schaufler Tooling GmbH & Co. KG, a “Mittelstand”-company with 130 employees, has built dies for over 50 years. The company, located in the city of Laichingen in Southern Germany, designs and builds casting dies and carbon fiber molds. In particular in the evolving area of high performance parts for structural application for the automotive industry, Schaufler Tool- ing has more than 20 years of experience and takes a leading role in that area. 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 Matthias Mittermeier (venture capital/private equity/M&A) acted for CGS in this transaction.

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