HALEX’s Acquisition of Forte Wärmebehandlung


ARQIS has advised HALEX Holding GmbH on the acquisition of all shares in Forte Wärmebehandlung GmbH from Forte Heat Treatments Limited.

Forte Heat Treatment GmbH specializes in the heat and surface treatment of metallic materials with state-of-the-art automated production lines. Forte’s quality standards are geared, among other areas, to the automotive supply industry. With 15 years of experience and around 70 employees, the company generates an annual turnover of more than eight million euros and has established itself stably in the heat treatment market.

The HALEX GROUP was founded in 1990 and is a successful German corporate group with two business divisions. The Aldenhoven-based company is one of the leading manufacturers of aluminum extrusion tools and service providers for metal finishing by heat treatment and hardening techniques in Europe. HALEX now has around 460 employees and 12 locations in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Romania.

ARQIS Rechtsanwälte advised HALEX with a team including Jörn-Christian Schulze (Picture), Lars Laeger (Corporate/M&A), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP), Johannes Landry (commercial), Christian Wegener (tax), Ulrich Lienhard (real estate); Nima Hanifi-Atashgah (Corporate/M&A), Philipp Maier (IP; Munich), Carina Engelhard, Martin Weingärtner (both labour law) and Jennifer Huschauer (real estate)

Involved fees earner: Jörn-Christian Schulze – Arqis; Lars Laeger – Arqis; Nima Hanifi-Atashgah – Arqis; Marcus Nothhelfer – Arqis; Philipp Maier – Arqis; Johannes Landry – Arqis; Christian Wegener – Arqis; Ulrich Lienhard – Arqis; Carina Engelhard – Arqis;

Law Firms: Arqis;

Clients: HALEX Holding GmbH;