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Allen & Overy advises Bencis Capital Partners on investment in Gebhardt-Stahl


30 July 2019

A strong partner for more growth  

Allen & Overy advised the independent investor Bencis Capital Partners on the acquisition of shares in Gebhardt-Stahl, a manufacturer of steel sections based in Werl, Germany.  The parties agreed not to disclose the amount of the participation and the purchase price.

The sale of the shares is made for the purpose of domestic and international growth as well as for the future strategic alignment of Gebhardt-Stahl.  The share purchase agreement was signed on 3 July; the closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions precedent and approvals by competent authorities.

Bencis Capital Partners was founded in the Netherlands in 1999 and has been investing in strong, successful businesses in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium for over 20 years.  Bencis Capital Partners has 26 staff who operate out of offices in Düsseldorf, Amsterdam and Brussels/Diegem.

Gebhardt-Stahl was formed in 1973 and is a European market leader in the production of steel reinforcement sections for PVCu windows, HVAC components, vineyard stakes and fences.  The company has 200 employees and three production facilities in Germany and Poland.  It supplies its products in more than 60 countries worldwide. 

The Allen & Overy-Team was led by Dr Alexander Veith (partner) and Tobias Hugo (associate, both Corporate/M&A, both Munich) and comprised the partners Thomas Neubaum (Banking & Finance), Dr Michael Ehret (Tax, both Frankfurt) and Dominik Stühler (Corporate/Private Equity, Munich) as well as counsel Bianca Engelmann (Banking & Finance) and counsel Peter Wehner (Employment/Pensions, both Frankfurt), senior associate Dr Lukas Rengier (Antitrust, Hamburg), the associates Elisabeth Pichler (Corporate/M&A, Munich), Sven Bischoff (Tax, Frankfurt), Melissa Baudewig (IP/IT and Patents), Catharina Glugla (Data Protection, both Düsseldorf), Dr Isabel Jost (Employment, Munich), Simon König (Real Estate, Frankfurt), Meike Radtke (Corporate Insurance/Corporate/M&A, Düsseldorf), Friederike Popot-Müller (Antitrust, Hamburg), and also teams from Poland and the Netherlands.




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