- 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
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)
Dr. Ulrike Höreth
Tel. +49 711 2049-1371
Dr. Christoph Eppinger
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.
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