Cathay Capital Private Equity’s financing the acquisition of a majority stake in E. WINKEMANN


Shearman & Sterling advised Cathay Capital Private Equity (“Cathay”) on financing the acquisition of a majority stake in the Plettenberg-based automotive supplier E. WINKEMANN.

The majority stake will be acquired by the Cathay Capital MidCap Fund. The sellers, funds managed by Equistone Partners Europe and E. WINKEMANN’s management, remain invested in the company. The financial terms of the deal are undisclosed and completion of the sale is subject to the approval of the relevant competition authorities.

Over its 80-year history, E. WINKEMANN has become a major manufacturer of precision-stamped metal parts. The company, based in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, primarily supplies prestigious German and international automobile suppliers and manufacturers around the world.

Shearman & Sterling advised Cathay with a team including Winfried M. Carli (Picture) and Andreas Breu.

Involved fees earner: Winfried Carli – Shearman & Sterling; Andreas Breu – Shearman & Sterling;

Law Firms: Shearman & Sterling;

Clients: Cathay Capital;