31 January 2017 – capiton V GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG has entered into an agreement with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group. Besides capiton, the management of Gemaco will acquire a participation in Gemaco Group.
CMS Germany and CMS Belgium jointly advised capiton on all legal aspects of this Private Equity transaction, supported by CMS Netherlands, CMS Switzerland and CMS Austria, especially with respect to the due diligence review and local aspects. The team of CMS lawyers involved in the transaction was headed and coordinated by Ralf Kurney and Igor Stenzel and the Belgian partner Cedric Guyot. Jens Moraht and Arnaud van Oekel jointly advised on the legal aspects of the financing of the Group.
Gemaco Group, with headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium, is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. capiton is an independent owner-managed private equity firm that supports established SMEs as an equity capital provider in the context of growth finance and management buy-outs. capiton is a longstanding client of CMS Germany.