- Multinational transaction team provides due diligence support
- Ebner Stolz China Desk audits on-site in China
- Growing interest in foreign direct investment
Stuttgart, 6th July 2017 - An international Ebner Stolz transaction team lead by Dr. Christoph Eppinger has once again advised the listed American company Colfax Corporation on an acquisition in Germany. Ebner Stolz provided financial and tax due diligence support in both Germany and on-site in China, through the Ebner Stolz China Desk.
Colfax is a global manufacturing and engineering company based in the US that provides gas and fluid-handling solutions as well as manufacturing technology to customers around the world. Colfax is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
TBi Industries is a leading international manufacturer of high-quality industrial welding equipment. The family business has subsidiaries in Germany, France, the Czech Republic and China.
The takeover of TBi Industries is Colfax’s second acquisition in Germany this year, with Ebner Stolz previously supporting Colfax in its successful purchase of shares in Siemens Turbomaschinen Equipment.
“Foreign direct investors currently have a huge interest in German companies. But German companies, reversely, are not passive and also strengthen themselves with acquisitions abroad” says Dr. Christoph Eppinger, auditor and partner at Ebner Stolz in Stuttgart. “The countries in which we, as an international due diligence team, have been able to help our clients in the past months sound like a trip around the world.”
The international transaction team has recently advised numerous cross-border transactions with due diligence, including Dutch private equity investors with a purchase for succession regulation, the purchase of a US based company and a Portuguese group by German investors, as well as advising Chinese clients with their Western based cross-border projects.
Ebner Stolz is one of the top ten independent consulting firms in Germany. It has over 1,300 employees in 15 locations, and is represented in all important business centers and cities. Ebner Stolz predominantly advises medium-sized industrial enterprises as well as trade and service companies of all sizes and industries. Via its China Desk, Ebner Stolz also advises Chinese and German investors on identifying and executing international transactions.
Team Ebner Stolz
Dr. Christoph Eppinger (Project Leader), Catherine Alton (Lead - Financial Due Diligence) and Alexander Euchner (Lead - Tax Due Diligence); Theresa Rodrigues (China Desk, Due Diligence China).
Phone +49 711 2049-1500
Dr. Christoph Eppinger
Phone +49 711 2049-1409