Renzenbrink & Partner advises IK Partners on the sale of Bahr Modultechnik

2 June 2022

Renzenbrink & Partner has advised IK Small Cap II Funds (“IK”), advised by IK Partners, on the conclusion of an agreement to sell its stake in Bahr Modultechnik Group (“Bahr”) to publicly listed British IMI plc (“IMI”). Renzenbrink & Partner had previously advised IK on its entry as a shareholder in Bahr in May 2018.

Bahr is a leading manufacturer of modular positioning systems used in a wide range of process automation applications. The Bahr Group, which has been in existence since 1990, focuses on providing customized solutions based on a differentiated portfolio of customizable and technologically leading products. Since the entry of IK, Bahr has been steadily developed, in particular through organic sales growth and the further expansion of sales capacities. Bahr currently employs approximately 80 people and Bahr’s product systems are sold in more than 24 countries worldwide.

IMI, a publicly listed British company, is active in the development, maintenance and manufacture of high-tech products, among other things. IMI currently employs approximately 10,000 people and has manufacturing facilities in 19 countries and a worldwide service network.

Renzenbrink & Partner comprehensively advised IK on all legal and tax aspects of the transaction with a team consisting of partners Dr. Ulf Renzenbrink (Corporate/ PE), Marc H. Kotyrba (Tax/ PE), Dr. Andreas Stoll (Corporate/ PE) as well as senior associates Dr. Alexander Haunschild (Corporate/ PE) and Dr. Toufic Schilling (Tax/ PE) and associate Eike Rabenberg (Corporate/ PE).

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