LIFTKET Hoffmann GmbH’s Acquisition of ChainMaster Bühnentechnik GmbH

Shearman & Sterling advised a consortium of banks led by Bayerische Landesbank on the financing of the acquisition of ChainMaster Bühnentechnik GmbH by LIFTKET Hoffmann GmbH, a portfolio company of AFINUM as part of a succession regulation.

With the acquisition, LIFTKET plans to grow the stage segment, strengthening both companies.

ChainMaster Bühnentechnik GmbH, headquartered in Eilenburg near Leipzig, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lifting equipment in the events and entertainment industry. The event and stage technology specialist develops automated hoist systems including control, software and operator interfaces.

Shearman Sterling advised 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: BayernLB – Bayerische Landesbank;