Triton acquires global leader BFC Vehicle Parts

Cate­gory: Private Equity
23. Febru­ary 2018

Bietig­heim Bissingen/ Eschborn/ Frank­furt a. M. — Funds advi­sed by private equity firm Triton have successfully comple­ted the acqui­si­tion of BFC Fahr­zeug­teile in Bietig­heim Bissin­gen. BFC Fahr­zeug­teile GmbH is a leading global specia­list and tech­no­logy leader in the field of metal clam­ping profiles for the auto­mo­tive indus­try and main­ta­ins produc­tion sites in Germany, China, Turkey and the USA.

The Triton funds invest in medium-sized compa­nies based in Europe and support their posi­tive deve­lo­p­ment. They focus on compa­nies in the indus­trial, services and consu­mer goods/healthcare sectors. Triton’s goal is to successfully deve­lop its port­fo­lio compa­nies in the long term by working toge­ther as part­ners. Triton and its manage­ment strive to gene­rate posi­tive change and growth through the sustainable impro­ve­ment of opera­tio­nal proces­ses and struc­tures. At present, Triton’s port­fo­lio includes 36 compa­nies with total sales of around EUR 14.2 billion and around 91,000 employees. The Triton funds are advi­sed by expe­ri­en­ced invest­ment profes­sio­nals based in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Italy, the UK, the US, China, Luxem­bourg and Jersey.

The inter­na­tio­nally active BFC Fahr­zeug­teile Group, head­quar­te­red in Bieti­g­heim-Bissin­­gen, is one of the global market leaders in the field of metal clam­ping profiles for the auto­mo­tive indus­try. These products are mainly used in vehicle door, trunk and other body seals. BFC also designs and manu­fac­tures the machi­nes used, opera­ting highly flexi­ble produc­tion lines at seve­ral loca­ti­ons in Germany (2), the USA, China (2) and Turkey.

In the context of the tran­sac­tion, Triton was compre­hen­si­vely advi­sed by a team of Rödl & Part­ner specia­li­zed in private equity tran­sac­tions under the leader­ship of part­ner Jochen Reis in the context of the finan­cial due dili­gence. The Tran­sac­tion Services team led by Jochen Reis advi­ses private equity compa­nies in parti­cu­lar on natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal tran­sac­tion projects at the Esch­born / Frank­furt office.

About Triton
The invest­ment company Triton invests prima­rily in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxem­bourg, the Nether­lands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switz­er­land. We focus on medium-sized compa­nies that have the poten­tial to grow conti­nuously over econo­mic cycles. To foster this poten­tial, we work closely with the respec­tive manage­ment teams. Our invest­ment focus is on the indus­trial, service and consu­mer goods sectors

We curr­ently have invest­ments in compa­nies in Denmark, Germany, Finland, Luxem­bourg, Norway and Sweden. These compa­nies gene­rate total sales of around 14.2 billion euros and employ a total of around 91,000 people.

Advi­sor Triton: Rödl & Part­ner Eschborn
Jochen Reis, Head of Tran­sac­tion Services Esch­born, Diplom-Kauf­­mann, Part­ner (Finan­cial Due Dili­gence), Simon Nieder­mann, Asso­ciate (Finan­cial Due Diligence)

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