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Ebner Stolz advises Colfax Corporation on the acquisition of Sandvik’s welding business

  • Ebner Stolz pro­vi­ded finan­cial and tax due dili­gence sup­port
  • The acqui­si­tion allows Col­fax Cor­po­ra­tion to extend the pro­duc­tion capa­city and pro­duct range wit­hin ESAB, their wel­ding busi­ness divi­sion
  • The tran­sac­tion requi­red com­plex carve-out acti­vi­ties
  • Glo­bal busi­ness with pri­mary foot­print in Swe­den and US; limi­ted pre­sence in Ger­many
Stutt­gart, 8. Novem­ber 2017 - An Ebner Stolz tran­sac­tion team has again advi­sed the lis­ted Ame­ri­can com­pany Col­fax Cor­po­ra­tion on an inter­na­tio­nal acqui­si­tion. Ebner Stolz pro­vi­ded finan­cial as well as tax due dili­gence sup­port.

Col­fax Cor­po­ra­tion is a glo­bal manu­fac­tu­ring and enginee­ring com­pany based in the US that pro­vi­des gas-hand­ling solu­ti­ons and fabri­ca­tion tech­no­logy to custo­mers around the world. The com­pany is lis­ted on the New York Stock Exchange.
Sand­vik’s wel­ding busi­ness, part of Sand­vik Mate­rials Tech­no­logy, is a lea­ding glo­bal pro­du­cer of pre­mium stain­less steel and nickel alloy con­suma­ble wel­ding pro­ducts with manu­fac­tu­ring loca­ti­ons in Swe­den and the US.
The Sand­vik wel­ding busi­ness is highly inte­g­ra­ted wit­hin the Sand­vik group, requi­ring com­plex ana­ly­sis both in the due dili­gence phase and for future inte­g­ra­tion plan­ning.  Due to the close col­la­bo­ra­tion bet­ween Ebner Stolz and Col­fax, a large num­ber of dif­fe­rent aspects of the carve-out tran­sac­tion were dee­ply ana­ly­zed and solu­ti­ons were deve­lo­ped.
This is Col­fax’s third acqui­si­tion with Ebner Stolz this year;  Ebner Stolz pre­viously sup­por­ted Col­fax in its suc­cess­ful purchase of Sie­mens Tur­bo­ma­chi­nery Equip­ment and TBi Indu­s­tries.
Ebner Stolz team: Dr. Chri­s­toph Eppin­ger (Part­ner, Finan­cial Due Dili­gence), Cathe­rine Alton (Senior Mana­ger, Finan­cial Due Dili­gence), Alex­an­der Euch­ner (Part­ner, Tax Due Dili­gence), And­reas For­rai (Senior Mana­ger, Tax Due Dili­gence)

Press Con­tact

Dr. Ulrike Höreth
Ebner Stolz
Kro­nen­straße 30
70174 Stutt­gart
Tel. +49 711 2049-1371

Cor­po­rate Con­tact

Dr. Chri­s­toph Eppin­ger
Ebner Stolz
Kro­nen­straße 30
70174 Stutt­gart
Tel.  +49 711 2049-1409

About Ebner Stolz

Ebner Stolz is one of the lar­gest inde­pen­dent mid-sized MDP firms in Ger­many and is among the Top Ten wit­hin this sec­tor. The firm has deca­des of in-depth expe­ri­ence in audi­ting, tax advice, legal advice, and cor­po­rate con­sul­ting. More than 1,300 emp­loyees in all major Ger­man cities and busi­ness cen­ters offer a broad range of ser­vices based on a multi-dis­ci­p­li­nary approach. With around 100 emp­loyees, Ebner Stolz Cor­po­rate Finance ser­vice line is a key area of Ebner Stolz ser­vice port­fo­lio, which is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by a mar­ket lea­ding posi­tion in the seg­ment for SME tran­sac­ti­ons. In addi­tion to mid-cap cli­ents, Ebner Stolz advi­ses also nume­rous pri­vate equity firms and family offices on both domestic and cross-bor­der tran­sac­ti­ons.
Cross-bor­der audi­ting and con­sul­ting assign­ments are car­ried out with part­ners of Nexia Inter­na­tio­nal, one of the world’s lea­ding net­works of inde­pen­dent con­sul­ting and audi­ting firms. Nexia has more than 650 offices in more than 115 coun­tries.

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