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Exit: Odewald KMU sells 7days Group to Silverfleet

19. Febru­ary 2018

Berlin — German private equity firm Odewald KMU (Berlin) has sold 7days Group, a provi­der of work­wear for the health­care sector, to Silver­fleet Capi­tal. — The company’s foun­ders, Marc Staper­feld and Ulrich Dölken, conti­nue to be invol­ved in the company through a reverse shareholding.

7days designs, manu­fac­tures and distri­bu­tes work­wear for medi­cal profes­si­ons. The product range inclu­des medi­cal and labo­ra­tory coats, tops, pants, shoes and access­ories. A special focus is on the offer for medi­cal and dental prac­ti­ces. Foun­ded in 1999, the company is head­quar­te­red in Lotte near Osnabrück.

Odewald KMU (Berlin) also acqui­red a majo­rity stake in Langer & Laumann Inge­nieur­büro GmbH.

Langer & Laumann Inge­nieur­büro GmbH specia­li­zes in the instal­la­tion and moder­niz­a­tion of door drives for eleva­tors and safety doors on or in machi­nes. The previous owners have taken a reverse stake in the tran­sac­tion and will conti­nue to manage the group. The parties have agreed not to disc­lose the amount of the investment.

The invest­ment is the third invest­ment of the new Odewald KMU II Fund. Odewald KMU invests in medium-sized, estab­lis­hed and high-growth compa­nies in German-spea­­king coun­tries. Inves­tors are predo­mi­nantly German insti­tu­tio­nal asset manage­ment compa­nies and wealthy private inves­tors. P+P Pöllath + Part­ners has already provi­ded tax advice to the first invest­ments of the Odewald KMU II Fund.

Advi­sor Odewald SME: P+P Pöllath + Partners
In both tran­sac­tions Odewald KMU was advi­sed on tax matters by:
— Alex­an­der Pupe­ter (Part­ner, M&A/Private Equity, Tax, Munich)
— Mareen Glaab (Asso­ciate, M&A/Private Equity, Tax, Munich)

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