Schmidt screw factory sold to private investor

Photo: Brass screws from Schrau­ben Schmidt
17. March 2023

Wetz­lar / Halver — The tradi­tio­nal company Schrau­ben­fa­brik Schmidt GmbH, which specia­li­zes in indi­vi­du­ally manu­fac­tu­red screws, is being trans­fer­red 100 percent to a private inves­tor as part of a succes­sion plan. The previous mana­ging owner Arne Schmidt was exclu­si­vely advi­sed in the sale process by the Wetz­lar M&A boutique Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor, in asso­cia­tion with sonn­tag corpo­rate finance one of the leading M&A consul­tancies in the German SME sector.

Foun­ded in 1946 and now in its third gene­ra­tion, Schrau­ben­fa­brik Schmidt from Halver in West­pha­lia is a renow­ned specia­list in the produc­tion and procu­re­ment of indus­trial fastening tech­no­logy. The focus of our own produc­tion is on cold-formed metric screws as well as chip­board, wood and sheet metal screws. In addi­tion to clas­sic DIN/ISO screws (M3x8 to M10x150), the product range also includes custom-made special and drawing parts with unusual speci­fi­ca­ti­ons. As a service provi­der, the tradi­tio­nal company also orga­ni­zes the sourcing, quality control and logi­stics of fasten­ers in line with the motto “Precis­ion made in Germany”. The company curr­ently employs 20 people.

Since 2013, the tradi­tio­nal company has been mana­ged by Arne Schmidt as sole share­hol­der and is now being trans­fer­red in full to a private inves­tor as part of a succes­sion plan, who will main­tain and further expand the brand, which is firmly estab­lished in the market. The parties have agreed not to disc­lose the purchase price.

“Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor has proven that a successful tran­sac­tion can be reali­zed even in econo­mic­ally chal­len­ging times,” empha­si­zes Arne Schmidt, former sole share­hol­der of Schrau­ben­fa­brik Schmidt. “Thanks to the profes­sio­nal, inte­grity and precis­ion of the Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor team’s advice, I felt not only in good human hands, but also in the best of hands in terms of tech­ni­cal expertise.”

“Due to the pande­mic and the resul­ting supply bott­len­ecks, there were signi­fi­cant shifts in procu­re­ment — away from Asian suppli­ers and towards German produ­cers,” says Michael Ganter, head of the project team at Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor, explai­ning the chan­ging market envi­ron­ment. “Our client was ulti­m­ately able to choose from seve­ral very good offers and thus find the ideal succes­sor for his family’s life’s work.”

About Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor and sonn­tag corpo­rate finance

Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor GmbH, in asso­cia­tion with sonn­tag corpo­rate finance GmbH, is one of the leading M&A consul­ting firms in the German SME sector. The team of almost 30 experts accom­pa­nies medium-sized entre­pre­neurs exclu­si­vely through the entire sales process. “Our task is to safe­guard life’s work,” is how we see oursel­ves. In doing so, custo­mers bene­fit from a unique approach that has won multi­ple awards from the busi­ness press, and which protects the iden­tity of their compa­nies to a special degree. Thanks to their excel­lent access to medium-sized compa­nies, Nach­fol­ge­kon­tor and sonn­tag corpo­rate finance have also estab­lished them­sel­ves as a strong part­ner at the side of renow­ned natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal major compa­nies and inves­tors in acquisitions.


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