Alantra advised KAUTEX Management and capiton AG on the sale of a majority stake in KAUTEX Holding GmbH

SECTORIndustrial Automation & Machinery


Jan 2018
Sell-side advisory

Alantra has advised KAUTEX Management (majority shareholder) and capiton AG, a leading German Private Equity Mid-market Fund, on the sale of a majority stake in KAUTEX Holding GmbH, a leading provider of high-end extrusion blow molding machinery, to Plastech Holding GmbH, an Austrian holding company centered around plastic processing machinery. A minority share of 25.1% is still owned by the management team. The transaction is subject to approval of the relevant anti-trust authorities.

“We have very much enjoyed working with each of the Alantra team members during this transaction. Their close guidance of our management team, the diligent preparation as well as the tailor-made approach of carefully selected investors has contributed significantly to a successful outcome”, commented Dr. Olaf Weiland, CEO of KAUTEX. “We are very pleased with the outcome of this transaction. Alantra has helped KAUTEX management team and capiton to identify the right partner for the sustainable future development of the company. We have been impressed by Alantra’s intimate knowledge of the industry, their ability to engage in discussions with the relevant industry participants, as well as the commitment that the entire team provided throughout the whole process,” complemented Andreas Denkmann, Partner at capiton AG.

Headquartered in Bonn, Germany, KAUTEX is a technology and market leader in designing and manufacturing of high-end extrusion blow molding machines for a wide range of applications and industries including automotive, consumer & industrial packaging and special applications. With more than 600 employees and an international setup of production, sales and service locations, KAUTEX generated sales of more than €140m in 2017.

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