Capiton – a German private equity fund – has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Besides capiton, the management of Gemaco will acquire a participation in Gemaco Group. The buyer and the seller have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. The completion of the transaction is subject to the clearance by the competition authorities.
CMS Belgium and CMS Germany have 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 Belgian partner Cedric Guyot and Ralf Kurney and Igor Stenzel from Germany. Arnaud van Oekel and Jens Moraht have jointly advised on the legal aspects of the financing of the Group. In Belgium the team was further supported by Olivia de Patoul and Benoît Vandervelde.