Stuttgart – capiton V, a fund advised by capiton AG, has acquired the GPE Group from its owner. GPE is a provider of system solutions in plastic, silicone, metal and sheet metal primarily for the medical technology sector. The transaction is currently awaiting approval from the merger control authorities in Germany and Austria. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.
A CMS team headed by lead partner Dr Tobias Schneider advised capiton on all legal aspects of the deal. capiton is a longstanding client of CMS Germany.
The GPE Group is an owner-led, mid-sized group with international operations. It has over 370 employees and worldwide annual turnover of more than EUR 50 million. The Group’s companies offer plastic, silicone, metal and sheet metal system solutions as well as optional installation, packaging and logistics solutions.
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.
Dr Tobias Schneider, Lead Partner
Christina Lung, Senior Associate
Daniel Mahn, Senior Associate, all Corporate/M&A
Dr Marc Seibold, Partner
Dr Anja Hasselmann-Thiede, Counsel, both Finance
Dr Roland Wiring, Partner
Dr Daniela de Lukowicz, Counsel, both Regulatory
Dr Daniel Ludwig, Partner
Dr Jacob Hinze, Associate, both Employment
Dr Martin Mohr, Counsel, Tax
Dr Sebastian Orthmann, Partner
Dr Mark Spengler, Senior Associate, both Real Estate
Dr Rolf Hempel, Partner
Martin Cholewa, Senior Associate, both Merger Control
Dr Dieter Zandler, Partner, Merger Control