Binder Grösswang Advises Nimbus on Sale of Extrusion Technology Group to Davis-Standard
Davis-Standard is acquiring the Extrusion Technology Group (ETG) from the Dutch investment company Nimbus Control B.V.
The acquisition is intended to expand Davis-Standard’s product portfolio and lay the foundation for further global expansion of the company. Gerold Schley, the CEO of ETG, will join the management team of Davis-Standard and continue to manage the business of ETG after the transaction is closed. The closing is subject to the customary approvals by the competent competition authorities.
Nimbus is a venture capital investor based in the Netherlands. At present, Nimbus manages some 25 companies based in most of the countries of Europe, with turnover ranging between 10 and 150 million euros. For Nimbus, it is of great importance that the companies it supports manifest a healthy core activity as well as potential for further development, operative improvements and/or growth. Nimbus is distinguished by its active involvement in each investment. Its goal is to actively support transformation processes in order to bring companies back into a stable position.
Extrusion Technology Group
ETG is an established player in the global extrusion equipment and services sector and is considered one of the leading providers of extrusion equipment and the associated tooling, spare parts and service capacities for the global pipe, profile, film and sheet markets. ETG operates worldwide, with sites in Europe, the US and Asia, and includes long-established brands such as battenfeld-cincinnati, Exelliq (formerly Greiner Extrusion) and Simplas.
Davis-Standard is a global leader in the design, development and distribution of processing technology for extrusion equipment. Its systems encompass more than fourteen product lines for the support of manufacturing applications and customers in numerous industries, including the automotive industry, construction, consumer products, medical technology and packaging. The company has manufacturing facilities in the US, Canada, China, Germany, Switzerland and Great Britain.
The Binder Grösswang Advisory Team
Lead counsel for the seller was Allen & Overy (Munich), led by partner Astrid Krüger and counsel Sebastian Remberg; Binder Grösswang advised as the local counsel in Austria.
The Binder Grösswang deal team, headed by partner Florian Khol and attorney-at-law Christoph Schober, included attorney-at-law Simona Shpilsky and associate Sung-Hyek Hong (corporate/M&A); partner Horst Lukanec, attorney-at-law Sabine Apfl-Trompeter and associate Inka Eßl (employment law); attorney-at-law Mathias Drescher, associates Gerald Sammer and Constantin Foissner (banking & finance); partner Ivo Rungg (data protection); counsel Hellmut Buchroithner and associate Florian Defrancesco (commercial/IT/IP); partner Markus Uitz (real estate); and partners Johannes Barbist and Regine Kröll (regulatory).