Management of imes-icore Holding sells to EMZ Partners

Photo: Klaus Maurer, Part­ner at EMZ in Munich (© klaus maurer)
13. Novem­ber 2023

Eiter­feld near Bad Hersfeld/ Munich/ Paris — The Euro­pean private equity company EMZ Part­ners has acqui­red a majo­rity stake in imes-icore Holding GmbH (“imes-icore”), a leading provi­der of CNC CAD/CAM systems for the dental indus­try. The seller is the French inves­tor Ardian. In addi­tion to EMZ, foun­der and CEO Chris­toph Stark, CFO/COO Chris­tian Müller and other members of the imes-icore manage­ment team will remain or become signi­fi­cant share­hol­ders of the company.

The parties have agreed not to disc­lose the finan­cial details of the tran­sac­tion. The closing of the tran­sac­tion is still subject to custo­mary regu­la­tory approvals.

Advi­sor imes-icore: POELLATH provi­ded compre­hen­sive legal advice to the co-foun­­der and CEO Chris­toph Stark and the manage­ment team of imes-icore in connec­tion with the transaction.

Foun­ded in 2002 and based in Eiter­feld near Bad Hers­feld (Hesse), imes-icore is one of the global market leaders for digi­tal dental CAD/CAM produc­tion systems. The company curr­ently offers the world’s largest port­fo­lio of milling and grin­ding machi­nes, cove­ring all dental market segments such as dentists, dental clinics, dental labo­ra­to­ries and milling centers. imes-icore employs 274 people at loca­ti­ons in Germany, the USA and South East Asia.

EMZ Part­ners is a leading Euro­pean private equity firm that acts as a dedi­ca­ted part­ner for medium-sized compa­nies that own or are seeking to acquire a signi­fi­cant or majo­rity stake in a company. The company has inves­ted in over 160 compa­nies in the last 20 years, inclu­ding company take­overs by mana­gers, buy-outs of mino­rity share­hol­ders and add-on acquisitions.

POELLATH advi­sed the co-foun­­der and CEO Chris­toph Stark and the manage­ment team of imes-icore on all legal aspects of the tran­sac­tion with the follo­wing Munich-based team:
Dr. Bene­dikt Hohaus (part­ner, lead, manage­ment participation/private equity), Dr. Nico Fischer (part­ner, tax), Silke Simmer, LL.M. (Senior Asso­ciate, Manage­ment Participations/Private Equity), Andreas Gesell (Asso­ciate, Tax), Jan Lukas Jung­claus, LL.M. (Stel­len­bosch) (Asso­ciate, Manage­ment Participations/Private Equity).

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