John Crane’s Acquisition Of Seebach Group From Avedon Capital Partners


Mayer Brown LLP advised Avedon Capital Partners on the sale of Seebach group for €60 million, the Germany-based provider of metallic filtration solutions, to John Crane, a division of UK-based Smiths Group plc.

Seebach is a leading supplier of bespoke, highly engineered, premium quality filtration solutions, including both full systems and replacement filter elements, for critical applications, particularly in the polymer and oil & gas markets. The company’s headquarters and main production facility are located in Vellmar, Germany. Seebach operates an additional production plant in Pune, India and also has additional locations and subsidiaries in the Netherlands, the US and China. The company employs about 110 people.

Avedon Capital Partners is a leading private equity fund manager in Germany, focusing on high-growth, mid-sized companies in Germany and the Benelux countries. Avedon manages assets with a value of more than € 500 million.

The Mayer Brown Team working on the transaction was led by Corporate & Securities partner Dr. Joachim J. Modlich (Picture) and included: Corporate & Securities partners Carsten Flaßhoff, Slaven Kovacevic (leader of vendor due diligence), Sabine Krause and Dr. Stefan Glasmacher (all Düsseldorf); Antitrust & Competition partner Dr. Jens Peter Schmidt (Brussels); and Employment & Benefits Group partner Jörg Salzmann (Frankfurt).

Involved fees earner: Carsten Flaßhoff – Mayer & Brown; Stefan Glasmacher – Mayer & Brown; Slaven Kovacevic – Mayer & Brown; Sabine Krause – Mayer & Brown; Joachim Modlich – Mayer & Brown; Jörg Salzmann – Mayer & Brown; Jens Peter Schmidt – Mayer & Brown;

Law Firms: Mayer & Brown;

Clients: Avedon Capital Partners;