10.11.2023 | Deal Notifications

KPMG Law and KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft advise Ziemann Holvrieka on the acquisition of Künzel Maschinenbau

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH (KPMG Law) and KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft (KPMG) advised Ziemann Holvrieka GmbH from Ludwigsburg on the acquisition of the majority of shares in Künzel Maschinenbau GmbH, based in Mainleus near Kulmbach. The seller was Schulz Unternehmensfamilie e. K., Bamberg.

Künzel is one of the leading plant and machine manufacturers in the field of malt handling and crushing for breweries. Ziemann Holvrieka, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dutch company CIMC Enric Tank und Prozess BV, is expanding its expertise as a provider of complete solutions for breweries with this acquisition.

KPMG Law advised Ziemann Holvrieka comprehensively on the transaction with a team led by Dr. Daniel Kaut and Sebastian Seibold. The focus of the advice was the legal due diligence review, the structuring of the transaction and the drafting and negotiation of the legal transaction documentation. A cross-location team from the areas of corporate/M&A, employment law, antitrust law and foreign trade law was involved in the project.

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft carried out the tax and financial due diligence and advised on tax and financial issues relating to the SPA structure.

Consultants of Ziemann Holvrieka GmbH:

KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH: Dr. Daniel Kaut (partner, lead), Sebastian Seibold
(Senior Manager, lead), Dr. Cordula Brügmann (Manager), Stella Diez (Manager), all Corporate/M&A, Dr. Kai-Oliver Giesa (Partner), Annette Lionnett (Senior Manager), Hendrik Schödder (Manager), all Commercial, Dr. Martin Trayer (Partner), Nora Matthaei (Senior Manager), both employment law, Dr. Gerrit Rixen (Partner), Dr. Hannes Schwinn (Senior Manager), Jacqueline Unkelbach (Senior Manager), Tim Haller (Senior Associate), all Antitrust and Merger Control, Anne-Kathrin Gillig (Partner), Marco Jan Zimmehl (Senior Associate), both foreign trade control.

KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft: Christin Müller (Partner, SPA Finance Advice), Simon Weßler (Director) and Steffen Sips (Senior Manager), both Financial Due Diligence, Ingo Rieke (Partner), Adrian Kirsch (Manager), both Tax Services

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