12-01-2016

DPE Deutsche Private Equity acquires Fischer surface technologies with Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek




With a team led by Dr. Peter Christian Schmidt, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised funds advised by DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH (DPE) on the acquisition of Fischer surface technologies. The company with German plants in Katzenelnbogen and Seelbach, as well as three sites in Liberec, Czech Republic, is a leading manufacturer of chrome-plated plastic parts for the automotive, sanitary, and domestic appliance industries. At over 600 employees, the electroplating and injection molding specialist generates revenues of about EUR 70 million in the current fiscal year.
 
DPE is an independent German investment company and is one of the largest growth capital providers in Germany. It focuses on mid-sized companies in German-speaking markets that are operating in sectors with a long-term positive development perspective. The DPE holding companies employ more than 7,200 people. DPE manages total assets of some EUR 1.1 billion
 
FISCHER GmbH & Co. surface technologies KG has been concentrating on galvanizing ABS plastics for various industries for 40 years. One third of the cars produced in Europe are equipped with components made by Fischer surface technologies. The company also supplies the plumbing industry. At more than 600 employees and four production sites in Germany and abroad, Fischer surface technologies generates revenues of about EUR 70 million in the current fiscal year
 
The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.
 
The team led by Dr. Peter Christian Schmidt had recently advised DPE on the sale of Westfalia-Automotive and Terwa to Horizon Global.

Counsel to DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:

Dr. Peter Christian Schmidt (Lead),
Dr. Julius Wedemeyer,
Philipp Kümper, LL.M. (all M & A),
Dr. Frederik Wiemer (Data Protection Law),
Melanie Prasse, LL.M. (Trademark Law), all Hamburg
Dr. Stefan Jöster, LL.M. (Insurance Law), Cologne

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