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FRANZlegal advised SFS Group (Switzerland) on the acquisition of mbe

Together with the law firm SchochAuer (St. Gallen), FRANZlegal advised the Swiss SFS Group on the acquisition of mbe Moderne Befestigungselemente GmbH based in Menden. SFS Gruppe AG is a company specialising in mechanical fastening systems and precision mouldings and is based in Heerbrugg, Switzerland.

With mbe Moderne Befestigungselemente GmbH, the SFS Group is acquiring a leading supplier of painted fasteners for high-quality building facades. mbe was founded in 1979 in Menden, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, and primarily supplies the German specialist trade with painted fasteners for curtain-type, rear-ventilated facades.

The transaction was completed in mid-February 2020 following approval by the relevant competition authorities.

For FRANZlegal, the partner Axel Staudt (M&A, antitrust law) and the associates Tim-Arne Schmidt (real estate) and Sarah König (corporate law) were involved in the transaction. Partner Thomas Brauchli was the lead partner for SchochAuer.

Contact: Axel Staudt

 

 

FRANZlegal advised of btov in Seed-Round of investment in Ninox Software GmbH, Berlin

The European Venture Capital Investor btov has acquired a participation in the Berlin-based start-up Ninox Software GmbH as part of the seed financing round. Ninox Software GmbH offers an agile platform for the digitalization of business processes.

btov was advised on the transaction by Antonio Calderón.

Contact: Antonio Calderón

 

FRANZlegal is happy to inform that we joined XLNC.

XLNC is a global alliance of independent law firms from different jurisdictions and on a worldwide basis. In addition to law firms, also tax, accounting, and management consulting practices from across the globe are member to XLNC.

A belief in strong, innovative and entrepreneurial firms is at the core of the global XLNC network. As an alliance of independent professional services organisations with international clients, XLNC and its member firms are driven by the ambition to continually deliver exceptional levels of service to their clients. Thanks to our global association of like-minded professional firms at XLNC a seamless multi-jurisdictional service can be provided by FRANZlegal.

 

 

FRANZlegal has advised the shareholders of Wilhelm Dietz GmbH & Co. KG, Düsseldorf, on the sale of their family business to US-American Master Fluid Solutions

Wilhelm Dietz GmbH & Co. KG is active in the development and manufacture of high-performance lubricants and special products for metalworking under its WEDOLiT brand name. Master Fluid Solutions is a global medium-sized company with a leading position in the field of cooling lubricants (water miscible and non-water miscible) and other products and services in the lubricants industry. Master Fluid Solutions will continue operations at the Düsseldorf site.

The transaction was completed on 7 October 2019.

The family shareholders of Wilhelm Dietz GmbH & Co. KG were advised by Axel Staudt, Dr. Patrick Vogt, Sebastian Henning (partner) and Sarah König (associate).

Contact: Axel Staudt

FRANZlegal advises ag.supply on financing round

FRANZlegal advised ag.supply, the e-commerce platform for agricultural accessories on the Internet, on the Series A financing round. The transaction documentation was signed in September 2019.

Ag.supply was advised by partner Dr. Christoph Neven.

Contact: Dr. Christoph Neven/Axel Staudt