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CMS Hasche Sigle advises COTESA on investment by HPE Holland Private Equity fund


Munich – The HPE Private Equity fund is investing more than EUR 20 million in a minority stake in Cotesa GmbH, a manufacturer of fibre-reinforced composites. The transaction has already been completed.

A team from CMS Hasche Sigle led by lead partner Stefan-Ulrich Müller advised COTESA and the company’s existing shareholders on all legal aspects of the transaction, which is intended to provide strategic growth finance.

COTESA GmbH makes high-performance components out of fibre-reinforced composite materials for the aviation and automotive industries. It has built a reputation as a leading supplier of structural elements, both internal and external, to many European aviation projects.

Investment company HPE specialises in growth finance for mid-sized technology companies in Western Europe. The strategic objective of HPE’s investment in COTESA is to strengthen the company’s position in the aviation market and accelerate its growth as an automotive supplier.

Advisers CMS Hasche Sigle

Stefan-Ulrich Müller, Corporate, M&A, Lead Partner
Sebastian Wilhelm, Corporate, M&A
Dr Tilman Weichert, Corporate, M&A
Dr Simon Sabel, Corporate, M&A
Roland Wutzke, Tax
Dr Peter Ruby, Finance
Sabina Krispenz, Corporate

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