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MACHINERY & INDUSTRIAL GOODS

Mechanical engineering is the traditional pillar of the economy in the area of our Munich and Lindau offices whereby the phrase, “Made in Germany” is globally recognized as a symbol of quality. Whether classical plant engineering, industrial goods, process engineering or parts of specialized mechanical engineering, they are all essential for the production and manufacture of goods we use daily.

Selected Sub-sectors:
> Plant Construction, Tools & Parts
> Conveyors and Storage Technology
> Cranes and Hoists
> Specialty Materials

Solid companies with a stable business and at the same time innovative ideas are not only interesting for their competitors, but increasingly for financial investors as well. Industrial holdings and family offices are also playing an increasing role in the industry landscape. Medium-sized and family run businesses are particularly well represented in the mechanical engineering industry. They are down-to-earth, direct and aim to “hit the nail on the head", just like Aquin. Our entrepreneurial spirit, along with an extraordinary ability to build bridges to investors make us the optimal support in guiding you through the M&A process.

Through valuable experience and our Senior Advisors, Dr. Rainer Reichert and Wolfgang Schorre, we have built an extensive network, which includes plant and special machine construction, the crane and hoist industry and also materials handling. Aquin has also gained expertise in specialty materials and components, such as those for use in aerospace applications.

SENIOR ADVISOR

Wolfgang Schorre - Senior Advisor Aquin
Wolfgang Schorre
Crane & Hoisting Industry, Conveyor Technology
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Dr. Rainer Reichert - Senior Advisor Aquin
Dr. Rainer Reichert
Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
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Wolfgang Schorre - Senior Advisor Aquin
Wolfgang Schorre
Crane & Hoisting Industry, Conveyor Technology
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Dr. Rainer Reichert - Senior Advisor Aquin
Dr. Rainer Reichert
Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
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SELECTED REFERENCES

Key Terms

>   Taking effect as of September 12, 2018, Eurocrane has signed a binding share purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of industrial cranes builder Voith-Werke Ing. A. Fritz Voith GmbH & Co. KG, Traun, Austria. After obtaining regulatory approvals by the relevant authorities, the transaction has been successfully closed on December 10, 2018.
>   Aquin acted as the exclusive M&A advisor for the sellers.

Strategic Logic

>   With the entry of Eurocrane the owners of Voith arrange for their succession.
>   Voith shall not only remain as a trademark, but function as a premium brand for the whole Eurocrane group. Common structures such as sales and service in new international markets shall be developed in joint activity. Furthermore, the companies can benefit from each other`s R&D activities.
>   »The company will continue to operate on its own to the greatest possible extent. The successful philosophy of the current management shall be combined with the additional business opportunities arising.«, substantiate Eurocrane owners Irene Jin and Tony Tao.
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Voith

>   Ing. Voith has been active in the construction of innovative industrial cranes for 70 years and has established itself as one of the most successful producers of special crane systems in Europe.
>   Voith cranes are entirely designed, developed, planned and produced by around 170 employees in the plant in Traun – from the mechanical as well as the electrical engineering side.

Eurocrane

>   Eurocrane was founded in 2002 by the entrepreneurial couple Irene Jin and Tony Tao.
>   Since then, the company has developed itself to be one of the most significant producers of high-quality cranes and lifting equipment in Asia, employing more than 800 people.
>   Being listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange now, enjoying a market capitalization of 250 million euros, a majority share of Eurocrane still remains in the hands of the founders.

Key Terms

>   With effect from September 28, 2018, HORIBA Automotive Test Systems acquired FuelCon AG, one of the leading global suppliers of test and diagnostic systems for fuel cells and batteries.
>   Aquin acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the founders and managing partners of FuelCon, Dr. Ingo Benecke and Mathias Bode.

Strategic Logic

>   With the sale, FuelCon gains access to HORIBA`s strong global network and is able to meet the growing customer demand for increasingly complex test requirements for the E-Mobility sector.
>   Together with HORIBA, FuelCon will achieve its strategic goal to significantly grow internationally (especially in Asia and in the US) much faster. The intention is to develop FuelCon as the worldwide central competence center for fuel cell and battery testing within the Group
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FuelCon

>   The company FuelCon AG, founded in 2001, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of end-of-line and turnkey test bench systems for the E-Mobility sector, with strong expertise in battery and fuel cell applications.
>   FuelCon has an enviable reputation for design and assembly of precision high performance solutions and is trusted for its deep technical know-how by global OEMs, including among others BMW and Volkswagen, tier 1s as well as international research laboratories.
>   FuelCon is headquartered in Magdeburg-Barleben (Germany) and achieves an annual turnover of 14 million euros in 2018.

HORIBA

>   HORIBA Automotive Test System (part of HORIBA Group) is a leading supplier in the fields of engine, driveline, brake and emissions test systems for all industries using electric motors, internal combustion engines and turbines. These include the automotive, heavy-duty, off-road, consumer goods, marine, aerospace and locomotive sectors.
>   HORIBA Group, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with annual revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2017, is a global leading supplier of measurement technology and systems for various fields from automotive testing, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology to scientific R&D and QC measurements.

Key Terms

>   Taking effect as of September 12, 2018, Eurocrane has signed a binding share purchase agreement to acquire 100 percent of the shares of industrial cranes builder Voith-Werke Ing. A. Fritz Voith GmbH & Co. KG, Traun, Austria. After obtaining regulatory approvals by the relevant authorities, the transaction has been successfully closed on December 10, 2018.
>   Aquin acted as the exclusive M&A advisor for the sellers.

Strategic Logic

>   With the entry of Eurocrane the owners of Voith arrange for their succession.
>   Voith shall not only remain as a trademark, but function as a premium brand for the whole Eurocrane group. Common structures such as sales and service in new international markets shall be developed in joint activity. Furthermore, the companies can benefit from each other`s R&D activities.
>   »The company will continue to operate on its own to the greatest possible extent. The successful philosophy of the current management shall be combined with the additional business opportunities arising.«, substantiate Eurocrane owners Irene Jin and Tony Tao.
Logo_VOITH_Foto

Voith

>   Ing. Voith has been active in the construction of innovative industrial cranes for 70 years and has established itself as one of the most successful producers of special crane systems in Europe.
>   Voith cranes are entirely designed, developed, planned and produced by around 170 employees in the plant in Traun – from the mechanical as well as the electrical engineering side.

Eurocrane

>   Eurocrane was founded in 2002 by the entrepreneurial couple Irene Jin and Tony Tao.
>   Since then, the company has developed itself to be one of the most significant producers of high-quality cranes and lifting equipment in Asia, employing more than 800 people.
>   Being listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange now, enjoying a market capitalization of 250 million euros, a majority share of Eurocrane still remains in the hands of the founders.

Key Terms

>   With effect from September 28, 2018, HORIBA Automotive Test Systems acquired FuelCon AG, one of the leading global suppliers of test and diagnostic systems for fuel cells and batteries.
>   Aquin acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the founders and managing partners of FuelCon, Dr. Ingo Benecke and Mathias Bode.

Strategic Logic

>   With the sale, FuelCon gains access to HORIBA`s strong global network and is able to meet the growing customer demand for increasingly complex test requirements for the E-Mobility sector.
>   Together with HORIBA, FuelCon will achieve its strategic goal to significantly grow internationally (especially in Asia and in the US) much faster. The intention is to develop FuelCon as the worldwide central competence center for fuel cell and battery testing within the Group
Logo_FUELCON_Foto

FuelCon

>   The company FuelCon AG, founded in 2001, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of end-of-line and turnkey test bench systems for the E-Mobility sector, with strong expertise in battery and fuel cell applications.
>   FuelCon has an enviable reputation for design and assembly of precision high performance solutions and is trusted for its deep technical know-how by global OEMs, including among others BMW and Volkswagen, tier 1s as well as international research laboratories.
>   FuelCon is headquartered in Magdeburg-Barleben (Germany) and achieves an annual turnover of 14 million euros in 2018.

HORIBA

>   HORIBA Automotive Test System (part of HORIBA Group) is a leading supplier in the fields of engine, driveline, brake and emissions test systems for all industries using electric motors, internal combustion engines and turbines. These include the automotive, heavy-duty, off-road, consumer goods, marine, aerospace and locomotive sectors.
>   HORIBA Group, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange with annual revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2017, is a global leading supplier of measurement technology and systems for various fields from automotive testing, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology to scientific R&D and QC measurements.

CONTACT

Martin Kanatschnig - Aquin
Martin Kanatschnig
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AQUIN - Dr. Jürgen Kuttruff
Jürgen Kuttruff
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Thomas Grauvogl - Aquin
Thomas Grauvogl
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Martin Kanatschnig - Aquin
Martin Kanatschnig
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Jürgen Kuttruff - Aquin
Jürgen Kuttruff
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Thomas Grauvogl - Aquin
Thomas Grauvogl
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