Munich, November 3, 2017 – The corporate finance specialist Blättchen & Partner advised Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH on the successful acquisition of ROVEMA.

Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH (Haniel) signed a contract for the complete acquisition of ROVEMA on October 24, 2017. The sellers are the German financial investors Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA and Equita GmbH & Co. CoVest KGaA (“HQ Equita”) and the managing partner Thomas Becker. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price and further details of the contractual arrangements. The transaction is still subject to the approval of the relevant antitrust authorities.
ROVEMA is a leading company for the development, production, maintenance and modernization of packaging machines and systems. The range of services includes development, construction, consulting and project planning up to installation and acceptance as well as general overhaul of used packaging machines and other services. The company currently has 600 employees and, in addition to its headquarters and production facilities in Fernwald/Hesse, has locations in Europe, the USA and Asia and is active in over 50 countries. Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH is a German family equity company that has been based in Duisburg-Ruhrort since its foundation in 1756 and is 100 per cent family-owned. The Haniel portfolio currently comprises four business divisions: BekaertDeslee, CWS-boco, ELG and TAKKT. In addition, there are financial investments in the wholesale and food specialist METRO and the company CECONOMY, which focuses on consumer electronics. In 2016, the Haniel Group generated sales of EUR 3.6 billion with over 13,800 employees.

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