The Firm

Ebner Stolz accompanies merger of CLOOS and Estun

  • CLOOS pur­sues stra­te­gic ex­pan­sion of its wel­ding and ro­botics so­lu­ti­ons
  • With the ac­qui­si­tion, Estun wants to be­come one of the world's lea­ding ro­botics com­pa­nies
  • Eb­ner Stolz ad­vi­ses CLOOS on fi­nan­cial and tax is­sues

Bonn/Sie­gen, 28th Au­gust 2019 - To­ge­ther with China Re­nais­sance Ca­pi­tal In­vest­ments (CRCI), Estun Au­to­ma­tion Co. Ltd. (Estun) ac­qui­res CLOOS Group (CLOOS). Eb­ner Stolz ad­vi­sed the share­hol­ders of CLOOS on the fi­nan­cial and tax as­pects of the sale. The tran­sac­tion is sub­ject to the ap­pro­val of the re­le­vant aut­ho­ri­ties.

With 750 em­ployees, CLOOS is one of the lea­ding com­pa­nies in wel­ding tech­no­logy. For the con­struc­tion ma­chinery, rail ve­hi­cle, en­ergy and au­to­mo­tive in­dus­tries, CLOOS of­fers world­wide pro­duc­tion so­lu­ti­ons in wel­ding and ro­botics tech­no­logy. The tran­sac­tion se­cu­res CLOOS a strong po­si­tion in China, the world's lar­gest and fas­test-gro­wing ro­botics mar­ket, with the aim to fur­ther de­ve­lop the broad port­fo­lio and se­cure sus­tai­nable growth. The head­quar­ters of the CLOOS Group will re­main in Hai­ger (Hes­sen) as well as the cur­rent ma­nage­ment team, the work­force and the for­eign sub­si­dia­ries will re­main un­chan­ged.

Estun is one of the lea­ding suppliers of drive sys­tems and in­dus­trial ro­botics in China. The ac­qui­si­tion of CLOOS, with the par­ti­ci­pa­tion of the re­now­ned pri­vate equity com­pany CRCI, enab­les Estun to pur­sue its vi­sion of be­com­ing a world lea­der in ro­botics.

Eb­ner Stolz ad­vi­sed the share­hol­ders of CLOOS com­pre­hen­si­vely on the tran­sac­tion and sup­por­ted the mer­ger with Estun in fi­nan­cial and tax mat­ters.

As part of the tran­sac­tion, a team from the Frank­furt law firm Tay­lor Wes­sing hea­ded by Has­san Sohbi pro­vi­ded CLOOS’ share­hol­ders with le­gal sup­port.

Eb­ner Stolz team: Tors­ten Janßen (Pro­ject lea­ding Part­ner M&A, Lead Tran­sac­tion Ad­vi­sory), Claus Buh­mann, Mo­ritz Tack and Alex­an­der Simbürger (all Fi­nan­cial Fact Book) as well as Sa­bine Hol­trup, An­dreas Hen­sel and Sabrina Seid­ler (all Tax Fact Book)

Press Contact

Ul­rike Höreth
Eb­ner Stolz
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70174 Stutt­gart
Tel.  +49 711 2049-1371

Cor­po­rate Con­tact

Tors­ten Janßen
Eb­ner Stolz
Jo­seph-Schum­pe­ter-Al­lee 25
53227 Bonn
Tel.  +49 228 85029-212

About Ebner Stolz

Eb­ner Stolz is one of the lar­gest inde­pen­dent mid-si­zed MDP firms in Ger­many and is among the Top Ten in the sec­tor. The firm has deca­des of in-depth expe­ri­ence in audi­ting, tax ad­vice, le­gal ad­vice, and cor­po­rate con­sul­ting. More than 1,500 emp­loyees in all ma­jor Ger­man ci­ties and busi­ness cen­ters of­fer a broad range of ser­vices ba­sed on a multi-dis­ci­p­li­nary ap­proach. Eb­ner Stolz pre­do­mi­n­antly advi­ses me­dium-si­zed indu­s­trial en­ter­pri­ses as well as trade and ser­vice com­pa­nies of all si­zes and indu­s­tries.

Cross-bor­der audi­ting and con­sul­ting as­sign­ments are car­ried out with part­ners of Ne­xia In­ter­na­tio­nal, one of the world’s top ten net­works of inde­pen­dent con­sul­ting and audi­ting firms. With more than 700 Ne­xia of­fices world­wide Eb­ner Stolz is pre­sent in more than 120 coun­tries.

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