With a team led by Dr. Stefan Duhnkrack, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised PREMIUM Equity Partners GmbH on taking out a majority stake in Dresden-based mechanical engineering company KAMA GmbH. Investment firm ARCUS Capital AG is the seller. The two managing shareholders will continue to hold shares in KAMA. The acquisition was made via the “Mittelstand” fund managed by PREMIUM Equity. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
Established in 2011, PREMIUM Equity Partners is an investment firm focusing on niche companies with sales of EUR 10 million to 50 million in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. PREMIUM invests capital in growth financing, succession solutions, and spin-offs.
KAMA was founded in Dresden in 1894 and re-established as a private mechanical engineering firm in 1994 when Marcus Tralau invested in the company. With 120 employees and its own production facility, KAMA has developed into a global innovation and market leader in machines for flexible processing and finishing of printed products. It focuses on die cutters and stamping machines for commercial printing and inline gluers with automated set-up for the packaging market.
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek regularly advises PREMIUM Equity Partners, most recently on the financing side in the acquisition of a majority stake in Clarus Films group in July 2018.
Counsel to PREMIUM Equity Partners
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:
Dr. Stefan Duhnkrack (Lead / M&A),
Dr. Katharina Prasuhn (Corporate, M&A),
Dr. Hans Henning Hoff (Corporate),
Tim Petermann (Commercial),
Dr. Christina Etzel (Public Law),
Carlo Schmidt (Employment), all Hamburg
Dr. Anton Horn (IP), Düsseldorf
Dr. Thomas K. W. Schrell, LL.M. (Lead Finance), Frankfurt
Dr. Kai Erhardt (Finance), Hamburg