Silver Investment Partners’ Acquisition of Crystal

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has advised Silver Investment Partners (SIP) on the acquisition of a majority stake in Crystal GmbH (Crystal), a high-tech company in the field of crystal processing.

Crystal, based in Berlin (Germany), was founded in 1994 and produces customized optical technologies from artificial crystals and other hard materials that are used in the laser industry, medical technology and measurement or analysis technology. In addition, Crystal manufactures crystalline substrates used in research and development. Crystal has a diversified customer base and supplies high-revenue industrial companies worldwide with a focus on the German market. 

SIP will support Crystal in its further development as an entrepreneurial partner. The expansion of international sales offers a wide range of growth prospects for the company. In addition, SIP plans to develop new products and services as well as to create further customer-specific applications. 

SIP is an independent equity finance investor for medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As an entrepreneurial, experienced and trusted partner, Silver Investment Partner engages in majority and minority interests in companies with revenues of between €5 million and €100 million, with a focus on companies with revenues of between €10 million and €50 million.

The KWM team consisted of Dr. Peter Polke (Picture), Dr. Katrin Thoma, Lorenz Liebsch, Simon Brandt (PSL) (all Corporate/M&A), Markus Hill, Viktoria Rosbach (both Tax) 

Involved fees earner: Simon Brandt – King & Wood Mallesons; Markus Hill – King & Wood Mallesons; Lorenz Liebsch – King & Wood Mallesons; Peter Polke – King & Wood Mallesons; Viktoria Rosbach – King & Wood Mallesons; Katrin Thoma – King & Wood Mallesons;

Law Firms: King & Wood Mallesons;

Clients: Silver Investment Partners;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler