DBAG acquires majority stake in SERO Schröder Elektronik

17. Octo­ber 2018

Frank­furt a. M./ Rohr­bach — Shear­man & Ster­ling advi­sed Deut­sche Betei­li­gungs AG (DBAG) and DBAG Fund VII, which it advi­sed, on the acqui­si­tion of a majo­rity stake in SERO Schrö­der Elek­tro­nik Rohr­bach GmbH (Sero) in a manage­ment buy-out (MBO). Sero is the sixth invest­ment of DBAG Fund VII, which focu­ses, among other things, on succes­sion plan­ning in family busi­nesses in the context of MBOs. The closing of the tran­sac­tion is still subject to the appr­oval of the rele­vant anti­trust autho­ri­ties and is expec­ted to take place in Novem­ber 2018.

Sero, head­quar­te­red in Rohr­bach, is a deve­lo­p­ment part­ner and manu­fac­tu­ring service provi­der for elec­tro­nic compon­ents. Sero’s main sales are in the auto­mo­tive indus­try, but it also opera­tes in other sectors. Sero offers its custo­mers indus­tria­liza­tion exper­tise and a high level of auto­ma­tion with machi­nery that enables inno­va­tive manu­fac­tu­ring proces­ses and deli­vers cost-effi­ci­ent products of the highest quality.

Advi­sor DBAG: Shear­man & Sterling
Lead part­ner Dr. Thomas König, photo (Fran­k­­furt-Mergers & Acqui­si­ti­ons), part­ner Dr. Esther Jansen (Fran­k­­furt-Finance), coun­sel Dr. Anders Kraft (Fran­k­­furt-Tax); asso­cia­tes Dr. Aliresa Fatemi, Denise Tayler, Sven Opper­mann, Dr. Phil­ipp Jaspers, Evelin Moini (all Fran­k­­furt-Mergers & Acqui­si­ti­ons), Marion von Grön­heim (Fran­k­­furt-Finance) and Dr. Astrid Ruppelt (Fran­k­­furt-Tax).

About Shear­man & Sterling
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