DPE Deutsche Private Equity acquires Fischer surface technologies


Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised funds advised by DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH (DPE) on the acquisition of Fischer surface technologies.

The company with German plants in Katzenelnbogen and Seelbach, as well as three sites in Liberec, Czech Republic, is a leading manufacturer of chrome-plated plastic parts for the automotive, sanitary, and domestic appliance industries. At over 600 employees, the electroplating and injection molding specialist generates revenues of about EUR 70 million in the current fiscal year.

DPE is an independent German investment company and is one of the largest growth capital providers in Germany. It focuses on mid-sized companies in German-speaking markets that are operating in sectors with a long-term positive development perspective. The DPE holding companies employ more than 7,200 people. DPE manages total assets of some EUR 1.1 billion

FISCHER GmbH & Co. surface technologies KG has been concentrating on galvanizing ABS plastics for various industries for 40 years. One third of the cars produced in Europe are equipped with components made by Fischer surface technologies. The company also supplies the plumbing industry. At more than 600 employees and four production sites in Germany and abroad, Fischer surface technologies generates revenues of about EUR 70 million in the current fiscal year

The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek has advised DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH with Peter Christian Schmidt (Picture), Julius Wedemeyer,

Philipp Kümper (M&A), Frederik Wiemer (Data Protection Law),

Melanie Prasse (Trademark Law), and Stefan Jöster (Insurance Law),

Ashurst advised funds advised by DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH (DPE) on financing the takeover of the electroplating and injection molding specialist Fischer surface technologies.

The Ashurst team was led by partner Dr Bernd Egbers and associate Isabell Pöller. Transaction manager Susanne Kasnitz assisted (all finance, Munich). Frankfurt-based partner Dr Martin Bünning advised on tax law.

Involved fees earner: Peter Christian Schmidt – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Julius Wedemeyer – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Philipp Kümper – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Frederik Wiemer – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Melanie Prasse – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Stefan Jöster – Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Bernd Egbers – Ashurst; Isabell Pöller – Ashurst; Susanne Kasnitz – Ashurst; Martin Bünning – Ashurst;

Law Firms: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek; Ashurst;

Clients: DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH ;

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