EQT Mid Market Europe invests in BBS Automation

Cate­gory: Private Equity
11. April 2018

Munich-Bird & Bird LLP advi­sed the share­hol­ders of BBS Auto­ma­tion GmbH, one of the leading provi­ders of high-quality auto­ma­tion solu­ti­ons for complex assem­bly and test­ing proces­ses with loca­ti­ons in Germany, USA, Malay­sia and China, on the invest­ment through and joint venture with EQT Mid Market Europe.

The growth of BBS is to be supported both orga­ni­cally and by further acqui­si­ti­ons in new appli­ca­tion areas, in parti­cu­lar to drive the further deve­lo­p­ment of Indus­trie 4.0 produc­tion systems. In addi­tion, the expan­sion of inter­na­tio­nal acti­vi­ties — parti­cu­larly in Asia and America — will be an important aspect of future cooperation.

The foun­ders of BBS Auto­ma­tion GmbH, Josef Wild­gru­ber and Uwe Behr, will conti­nue the manage­ment and like­wise all current share­hol­ders will remain inves­ted in BBS Auto­ma­tion. The parties have agreed not to disc­lose the volume of the deal.

BBS Auto­ma­tion GmbH and its share­hol­ders were advi­sed by the follo­wing Bird & Bird lawy­ers: Part­ner Stefan Münch, Coun­sel Stephan Kübler (both lead) and Asso­cia­tes Michael Gaßner and Bene­dikt Weiß (all Corporate/M&A, Munich) as well as Senior Coun­sel Dr. Martin Jäger (Anti­trust, Düsseldorf).

About Bird & Bird
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