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CMS advises shareholders of engineering firm and automotive supplier HMP on sale to Felss Group


Stuttgart – The owners of Heinrich Müller Maschinenfabrik GmbH and HMP Umformtechnik GmbH, Dr Bernhard Müller and Dr Frank Müller, have signed an agreement for the sale of the companies to the Felss Group. The transaction is currently awaiting approval from Germany’s Federal Cartel Office. The parties agreed not to disclose details of the transaction.

A CMS team headed by lead partner Dr Maximilian Grub advised the HMP shareholders on all legal aspects of the sale, especially contract design and the associated negotiations.

The HMP companies are based in Pforzheim, Baden-Württemberg. They describe themselves as technology leaders in rotary swaging, axial forming and rolling, drawing and straightening. The companies produce and supply machines, tools and components for the automotive industry, aviation and aerospace, and many other industries. A total of around 250 people are employed across two sites.

The Felss Group, which is headquartered in Königsbach-Stein, Baden-Württemberg, offers solutions in the field of cold forming of tubes and solid materials for the automotive industry. It has around 800 employees at seven locations in Germany, Switzerland, the US, China and Slovakia. The company has been part of the portfolio of Swiss private equity firm Capvis AG since 2016.

CMS Germany

Dr Maximilian Grub, Lead Partner
Dr Sabina Krispenz, Counsel
Dr Tobias Will, Senior Associate
Simone Philipp, Associate, all Corporate/M&A
Dr Martin Mohr, Counsel, Tax
Dr Volker Zerr, Partner
Dr Martin Prothmann, Senior Associate, both Real Estate & Public
Dr Rolf Hempel, Partner
Martin Cholewa, Senior Associate, both Competition & EU

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