EMZ Partners acquires minority stake in Pipersberg

Photo: Coun­ter by Hermann Pipersberg
25. Octo­ber 2021

Remscheid/ Munich/ Paris — Shear­man & Ster­ling has advi­sed Euro­pean private equity firm EMZ Part­ners (EMZ) on the finan­cing of the acqui­si­tion of a majo­rity stake in Hermann Pipers­berg (Pipers­berg). Peter Fischer, Mana­ging Direc­tor and share­hol­der of Pipers­berg, and the expan­ded manage­ment team are also inves­t­ing in the future of the company.

Foun­ded in Remscheid in 1843, Pipers­berg is the leading full-service part­ner for the utility indus­try in terms of manu­fac­tu­ring, cali­bra­tion, certi­fi­ca­tion and sales of gas and water meters. The company also provi­des compre­hen­sive services, such as new meter instal­la­tion, regu­lar meter chan­ges, regu­la­tory spot checks and repairs, and logistics.

About EMZ

EMZ is a leading Euro­pean invest­ment company based in Paris and Munich, which sees itself as a part­ner to medium-sized compa­nies. The focus of acti­vi­ties is on invest­ments along­side foun­ders, family share­hol­ders and mana­gers. EMZ is majo­rity control­led by its own employees and invests the money of insti­tu­tio­nal inves­tors from Europe. From the current fund with a volume of more than one billion euros, EMZ makes invest­ments in the amount of 10 to 150 million euros.

Advi­sor EMZ: Shear­man & Sterling

Part­ner Winfried M. Carli and Asso­ciate Daniel Wagner (both Munich-Finance). Winfried M. Carli’s team regu­larly advi­ses EMZ on finan­cing tran­sac­tions, most recently on the finan­cing of an invest­ment in Cele­brate (card making) and Ankerkraut.

About Shear­man & Sterling

Shear­man & Ster­ling is an inter­na­tio­nal law firm with 25 offices in 13 count­ries and appro­xi­m­ately 850 lawy­ers. In Germany, Shear­man & Ster­ling has offices in Frank­furt and Munich. The firm is one of the inter­na­tio­nal market leaders in advi­sing on complex cross-border tran­sac­tions. World­wide, Shear­man & Ster­ling prima­rily advi­ses inter­na­tio­nal corpo­ra­ti­ons and large natio­nal compa­nies, finan­cial insti­tu­ti­ons, and large mid-sized compa­nies. For more infor­ma­tion, visit

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