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ROTZINGER acquires Viersen site from Syntegon

Photo: Dr. Franz Tepper LL.M., Attor­ney & Attor­ney at Law (New York), Specia­list in Inter­na­tio­nal Busi­ness Law, Part­ner at BRANDI Attor­neys at Law
30. August 2020

Güters­loh — The Swiss mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring company ROTZINGER GROUP AG has taken over the site in Viersen/North Rhine-West­­pha­­lia and a large part of the product port­fo­lio manu­fac­tu­red there from the pack­a­ging specia­list Synte­gon Tech­no­logy GmbH. The process and pack­a­ging tech­no­logy company was a divi­sion of Robert Bosch GmbH until 2019. The acqui­si­tion is still subject to appro­val by the rele­vant anti­trust authorities.

ROTZINGER intends to realign and sustainably deve­lop the Vier­sen site. The company is acqui­ring the port­fo­lios in the areas of filling and closing machi­nes as well as parts of the process tech­no­logy for bars and sugar confec­tion­ery as part of an asset deal. Exclu­ded from the sale are the process plants for the produc­tion of jelly products, which Synte­gon will trans­fer to its subsi­diary Makat Candy Tech­no­logy GmbH.

ROTZINGER was compre­hen­si­vely advi­sed on the take­over by a team of BRANDI Rechts­an­wälte in Güters­loh, Detmold, Hano­ver, Pader­born and Biele­feld specia­li­zing in M&A tran­sac­tions under the leaders­hip of part­ner Dr. Franz Tepper (photo) on corpo­rate law, labor law and IT law. In Switz­er­land, Dr. Max Nägeli of the law firm Probst Part­ner in Winter­thur advi­sed the purcha­ser. BRANDI and Probst Part­ner frequently work toge­ther in cross-border tran­sac­tions and are both foun­ding members of the law firm network PANGEA NET.

ROTZINGER GROUP AG in Kaiseraugst/Switzerland with its compa­nies DEMAUREX SA, ROTZINGER AG and TRANSVER AG was foun­ded in 1948 and is today a leading supplier of convey­ing, storage and product flow control systems for products in the choco­late, cookie, phar­maceu­ti­cal and other indus­tries. The systems are deve­lo­ped and manu­fac­tu­red at the Kaiser­au­gst plant and then assem­bled and commis­sio­ned at the customer’s site. The joint-stock company, which is run as a family busi­ness with appro­xi­mately 85 employees, is also a specia­list in feeding pack­a­ging machi­nes with products and trans­por­ting them away.

Synte­gon Tech­no­logy GmbH, head­quar­te­red in Waib­­lin­­gen/­­Ba­­den-Würt­­te­m­­berg, is a global supplier of process and pack­a­ging tech­no­logy for the food and phar­maceu­ti­cal indus­tries. After the take­over of Robert Bosch Pack­a­ging Tech­no­logy GmbH by the invest­ment company CVC Capi­tal Part­ners last year, the company had been rena­med Synte­gon Tech­no­logy. It employs around 6,100 people, around half of whom work in Germany. The company is repre­sen­ted at over 30 loca­ti­ons in more than 15 coun­tries and gene­ra­ted sales of around 1.3 billion euros in 2019.

Synte­gon Tech­no­logy GmbH was repre­sen­ted by the Stutt­gart office of CMS Hasche Sigle under the leaders­hip of Dr. Claus-Peter Fabian.

Advi­sors to ROTZINGER GROUP AG: BRANDI Attor­neys at Law
Dr: Franz Tepper, Part­ner (Lead, Corporate/M&A), Gütersloh
Dr. Cars­ten Chris­to­phery, Asso­ciate (Corporate/M&A), Gütersloh
Eva-Maria Gott­schalk, Part­ner (Corporate/M&A), Gütersloh
Björn Mai, Asso­ciate (Labor Law), Detmold
Dr. Oliver Ebert, Part­ner (Labor Law), Hanover
Dr. Chris­toph Rempe, Part­ner (IP/IT, Anti­trust Law), Bielefeld
Daniela Deifuß-Kruse, Part­ner (Envi­ron­men­tal Law), Paderborn

Probst Part­ner (Winter­thur, Switzerland)
Dr. Max Nägeli (Corpo­rate)

Advi­sors to Synte­gon Tech­no­logy GmbH: CMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart
Dr. Claus-Peter Fabian, Part­ner (Lead Part­ner, Corporate/M&A)
Dr. Kai Wallisch, Coun­sel (Corporate/M&A)
Simone Phil­ipp, Senior Asso­ciate (Corporate/M&A)
Dr. Chris­tian Haell­migk, Part­ner (Anti­trust Law)
Malena Hansen, Asso­ciate (Anti­trust)

About BRANDI Rechtsanwälte
BRANDI Rechts­an­wälte is one of the leading medium-sized commer­cial law firms in West­pha­lia and Hano­ver with offices in Biele­feld, Detmold, Güters­loh, Hano­ver, Pader­born and Minden as well as coope­ra­tion offices in Paris and Beijing. More than 90 lawy­ers, 23 of whom are also nota­ries, advise compa­nies in all areas of natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal busi­ness law and public law. BRANDI is a foun­ding member of the inter­na­tio­nal network PANGEA NET. For more infor­ma­tion about BRANDI Attor­neys at Law, visit www.brandi.net.

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