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CMS advises capiton on the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in Gemaco-Group


Zurich – capiton V GmbH & Co. Beteiligungs KG 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 Germany and CMS Belgium 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 Ralf Kurney and Igor Stenzel and the Belgian partner Cedric Guyot. Jens Moraht and Arnaud van Oekel have jointly advised on the legal aspects of the financing of the group.

Gemaco Group based with its 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. The Group has 13 locations worldwide. Gemaco's service offering allows its clients to outsource all business processes related to promotional merchandising – from design, procurement and logistics to distribution, quality control, IT and cost management.

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.

CMS Switzerland

Dr Stephan Werlen, Partner

Andrea Relly, Associate, both Corporate