Add-on: StatLab Medical Products acquires Waldemar Knittel Glass Processing

Photo: Marga­ret Keegan, CEO of Linden Capi­tal Part­ners, Chicago, USA (Photo©Linden Capi­tal Partners)
10. Octo­ber 2023

Braunschweig/ Munich/ Texas — Oppen­hoff advi­sed the US-based Stat­Lab Medi­cal Products Group on the acqui­si­tion of all shares in Walde­mar Knit­tel Glas­be­ar­bei­tungs GmbH. Stat­Lab conti­nues its stra­tegy to expand globally, provi­ding the most stable supply chain of high quality products for labo­ra­to­ries around the world. Stat­Lab has been a port­fo­lio company of private equity inves­tors Audax Private Equity and Linden Capi­tal Part­ners since 2021.

Head­quar­te­red in Texas, USA, Stat­Lab was foun­ded in 1976 and is a leading deve­lo­per and manu­fac­tu­rer of anato­mic patho­logy consu­ma­bles, labe­l­ing and control equip­ment for rese­arch and clini­cal laboratories.

Knit­tel was foun­ded in Braun­schweig, Germany in 1987 and is one of the world’s largest manu­fac­tu­r­ers of micro­scope slides and cover­slips produ­ced in ISO13485 certi­fied faci­li­ties. Knit­tel also offers tech­ni­cal consul­ting services for the glass industry.

Audax Private Equity, based in Boston and San Fran­cisco, USA, is a leading middle-market invest­ment firm with appro­xi­m­ately $16 billion in assets under manage­ment. Since its foun­ding in 1999, the company has inves­ted in more than 160 plat­forms and 1,200 add-ons. Audax Private Equity is part of the Audax Group.

Linden Capi­tal Part­ners, based in Chicago, USA, is a private equity firm focu­sed exclu­si­vely on the health­care indus­try. Since its incep­tion in 2004, Linden has inves­ted in more than 40 health­care compa­nies, with a total of more than 250 transactions.

Advi­sor Stat­Lab Medi­cal Products Group: Oppenhoff

Lead by Dr. Markus Rasner included Moritz Schmitz, Till Liebau, Lisa Zimmer­mann (all private equity), Dr. Gunnar Knorr (tax), Dr. Simon Spang­ler (merger control), Stephan Müller, Dr. Cars­ten Bormann (Invest­ment Control), Marc Alex­an­der Häger, Julia Höyng (Real Estate), Anja Dombrow­sky, Corne­­lia-Cris­­tina Scupra (Labor Law), Dr. Jürgen Hartung, Tobias Kolla­kow­ski, Patrick Schwarze (IT/Data Protec­tion), Dr. Hanna Schmidt (Commer­cial) and Georg Leche­ler (Intellec­tual Property).

Oppen­hoff regu­larly advi­ses on add-ons of private equity port­fo­lio compa­nies, such as most recently DISA Global Solu­ti­ons on the acqui­si­tion of SIGNUM Consul­ting, Christ & Wirth Haus­tech­nik on the acqui­si­tion of Möller Klima-Kälte GmbH or the MRH Trowe Group on the acqui­si­tion of Lurse AG.

The full-service law firm Oppen­hoff finds indus­­try-speci­­fic solu­ti­ons for groups, large owner-mana­­ged compa­nies and finan­cial inves­tors. More than 100 attor­neys advise on all major areas of busi­ness and tax law.

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