02.12.2019 | Deal Notifications, Press releases

KPMG Law advises Friedrich Boysen Holding on the acquisition of a majority stake in Volterion

KPMG Law advises Friedrich Boysen Holding on the acquisition of a majority stake in Volterion

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (KPMG Law) provided legal advice to Friedrich Boysen Holding GmbH on the acquisition of a majority stake in Volterion GmbH. KPMG Law worked closely with the M&A tax team of KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (KPMG).

Volterion is active in the development, production and marketing of batteries and energy storage systems for the decentralized storage of electrical energy. The core, redox flow batteries for decentralized renewable energy storage, offers high profitability and performance to end customers and utilities. Volterion was founded in 2015 and won the ACHEMA Founders Award in the year of its foundation.

The Boysen Group is a specialist in exhaust technology. With more than 4,200 employees and 20 locations worldwide, it generated sales of approximately 1.9 billion euros in 2018. KPMG Law advised the Boysen Group for the first time on a startup investment. In the course of the transaction, Boysen acquired all shares of the previous investors, including High-Tech Gründerfonds, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Seed Capital Dortmund and Bay Venture.

In the context of the transaction, KPMG Law provided legal advice on the legal due diligence as well as on the drafting and negotiation of the contractual framework underlying the transaction. KPMG performed the tax due diligence and advised on the tax aspects of the transaction agreements.

Advisor Friedrich Boysen Holding GmbH:

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH: Dr. Steffen Fortun, Partner, Dr. Christian Hensel, Senior Manager (Lead), both Corporate/M&A, Stuttgart; Dimitri Gochman, Associate, Corporate/M&A, Nuremberg, Julia Jakobs, Senior Manager, Labor Law, Cologne; Fulya Isikgel, Associate, Labor Law, Frankfurt/Main, Jan Rudolph, Senior Associate, IP/IT, Essen; Sven Krause, Associate, IP/IT, Stuttgart; Magnus Auer, Senior Associate, State Aid Law, Nuremberg

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft: Björn Hannemann
, Director,
Christoph Kurrle
, Manager,
Ramona Schaaf
, Associate, all M&A Tax, Stuttgart

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