Renzenbrink & Partner advised IK Investment Partners (Small Cap II Fund) on the acquisition of Bahr Modultechnik GmbH
7 April 2018
The newly raised second IK small cap fund made its first investment by acquiring Bahr Modultechnik GmbH from the founders. The closing of the transaction remains subject to merger control clearance by the German antitrust authorities.
Founded in 1990 by the brothers Frank and Dirk Bahr, the company is a leading manufacturer of fully customizable linear positioning systems for a broad spectrum of machine automation applications and supplies customers across a variety of different industries. Headquartered in Luhden, Germany, Bahr is currently active in more than twenty countries worldwide. Together with IK, the company intends to drive organic growth through continued investments into operations, route-to-market and product development.
Renzenbrink & Partner regularly advises IK Investment Partners, most recently on the sale of svt-Group to Ergon Capital Partners and the German aspects of the sale of the Swedish Touristry Group to the Dutch Tourism Group Holding BV.
On this transaction, Renzenbrink & Partner advised on all corporate aspects of the transaction as well as the acquisition financing and the tax structuring (including tax due diligence).
The team comprised Dr Ulf Renzenbrink, Dr Andreas Stoll (both Corporate/ Private Equity), Marc H. Kotyrba (Tax) and Dr Gunnar L. Schmüser (Finance), as well as the associates Dr Niels Maier, Dr Alexander Haunschild, Martin Degenhard (all Corporate/Private Equity) and Florian Seitz (Tax).