Photo: Dr. Axel Geuer, Managing Partner Chairman of the Board of Directors of AEQUITA

ARQIS advises Nifco on the sale of Nifco Germany to AEQUITA

Photo: Dr. Axel Geuer, Mana­ging Part­ner Chair­man of the Board of Direc­tors of AEQUITA
21. March 2024

Munich — ARQIS has acqui­red the Japa­nese company Nifco Inc. on the sale of its subsi­diary Nifco Germany GmbH to AEQUITA SE & Co. KGaA, an indus­trial group based in Munich. Nifco Germany deve­lops and produ­ces injec­­tion-molded plas­tic parts for the auto­mo­tive indus­try. With over 1,100 employees at its loca­ti­ons in Germany, the USA and Serbia, the company gene­ra­tes a turno­ver of more than 200 million euros.

Nifco Inc. is a leading manu­fac­tu­rer of plas­tic compon­ents and fasten­ers for the auto­mo­tive and life-solu­­tion indus­tries. From its head­quar­ters in Japan, Nifco opera­tes world­wide, offe­ring a wide range of products that contri­bute to the func­tion­a­lity and comfort of high-quality vehic­les, house­hold and fashion products. Nifco focu­ses on inno­va­tion, quality and sustaina­bi­lity. This commit­ment makes the company a prefer­red part­ner for indus­­try-leading compa­nies worldwide.

The tran­sac­tion is expec­ted to be comple­ted in the first half of 2024, subject to appr­oval by the rele­vant authorities.

Advi­sor for Nifco: ARQIS (Düsseldorf/ Munich)
Dr. Shigeo Yama­guchi, Eber­hard Hafer­malz (both lead; Japandesk/M&A), part­ners: Dr. Mauritz von Einem (PE/Tax), Dr. Meiko Dill­mann (Japandesk/M&A), Johan­nes Landry (Restruc­tu­ring), Marcus Noth­hel­fer (IP/Commercial), Lisa-Marie Niklas (HR Law), Coun­sel: Dennis Reisich (PE/Tax), Asso­cia­tes: Kiyomi Zimmer (Japandesk/M&A), Marius Mesen­brink (Japandesk/M&A), Thomas Lipsky (IP/Commercial), Anna Munsch (HR Law), Daniel Schle­mann (Data Law).


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