ARQIS advises AVS Verkehrssicherung on acquisition of Gerding/ MIS
Düsseldorf — ARQIS advised AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH (AVS), a portfolio company of Triton Fund IV, on the acquisition of Gerding GmbH Verkehrstechnik and MIS GmbH (Gerding/MIS), a renowned provider in the field of traffic engineering based in Senden/Münsterland. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
Gerding and MIS have many years of experience in traffic engineering as well as with mobile congestion warning systems. With the planning, delivery and installation of traffic signs and gantries, Gerding works closely with state developers, cities and municipalities as well as private construction companies nationwide. As a service provider, MIS GmbH offers fully automatic, stand-alone traffic jam warning systems and mobile LED variable message signs.
“The company is known as a long-standing, reliable and innovative service provider. For the AVS Group, the acquisition of Gerding/MIS is an ideal expansion of competencies in the segment of congestion warning systems and mobile signage,” explains Andreas Schwingeler, COO at AVS.
About AVS Traffic Safety
AVS Verkehrssicherung is a leading specialist provider of traffic safety services in Germany and Europe. The company is headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, and offers all essential services related to road safety projects. This includes comprehensive consulting and the necessary approval procedure for all traffic safety equipment, as well as installation, marking work, maintenance & inspection runs, and removal and demarking. AVS is represented throughout Germany at over 25 locations nationwide. Internationally, AVS has more than 10 locations in Belgium, Denmark and Latvia. AVS employs around 1,100 people.
At present, Triton’s portfolio includes 42 companies with total sales of around EUR 17.2 billion and around 81,400 employees.
This is now the seventh transaction that ARQIS has accompanied for AVS. Most recently, Jörn-Christian Schulze’s team advised AVS on the acquisition of Implenia SVA GmbH, a renowned provider in the field of construction site safety based in Saarbrücken.
Advisors AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH: ARQIS Rechtsanwälte (Düsseldorf)
Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze (Lead; Corporate/M&A), Johannes Landry (Commercial), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (Real Estate); Counsel: Dr. Stephanie Lenze (Labor Law); Associates: Thomas Chwalek, Kamil Flak (both Corporate/M&A), Thi Kieu Chinh Nguyen (Labor Law), Jennifer Huschauer (Real Estate); Legal Specialists: Gloria Bittner-Schützendorf, Dr. Liliia Sagun (both Commercial)