- MAJA will contribute its range of innovative food processing machinery to the Icelandic listed Marel-Group
- Hereby Marel plans to further strengthen its global market presence
- Management team around the managing shareholders Reinhard and Joachim Schill will remain within the company
- Ebner Stolz provided a Financial and Tax Factbook as well as extensive Sell Side Support
Munich, 16th August 2018 - The Accounting and Consulting firm Ebner Stolz advised the owner-managed MAJA-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill on the sale of the company to the Icelandic listed Marel-Group. Ebner Stolz supported MAJA with the preparation of a Financial and Tax Factbook as well as with extensive Sell Side Support.
Since its foundation in 1955, MAJA-Maschinenfabrik Hermann Schill GmbH & Co. KG has been a highly innovative manufacturer of food processing machinery, specializing in skinning and portioning with main focus on the meat market as well as ice machines for the presentation of fresh food. Based in Kehl-Goldscheuer in Germany, on a group level MAJA has around 200 employees and generated revenues of about EUR 30 million in 2017.
The proven MAJA management team around the brothers and managing shareholders Reinhard and Joachim Schill will remain within the company.
“Together with Marel and with our high quality and innovative product portfolio, we believe that we can add more value to our global customers, partners and employees by offering a comprehensive and cutting edge product and service portfolio. Together we will play an even more important role in the international markets for skinning/derinding, portion control slicing and ice making solutions.“, says Reinhard Schill.
Joachim Schill adds: “For me and my brother, the sale of the company to Marel is an optimal succession solution also for our qualified employees at the Kehl-Goldscheuer location. As part of the global Marel-Group, we have ideal conditions to master the global challenges and economic conditions in our target markets and to offer our employees a stable future.“, adds Joachim Schill.
Icelandic Marel HF is the world’s leading provider of advanced processing systems and services to the poultry, meat and fish industries with annual revenues of EUR 1,038 million in 2017. Marel invests around 6% of revenues in research and development annually, which translated into EUR 58 million in 2017. Marel’s full-line approach includes standalone equipment, individual systems and full production lines all controlled and integrated with Innova, Marel’s overarching software solution.
Ebner Stolz team: Claus Buhmann (Partner Corporate Finance, Lead Financial Factbook and Financial Sell Side Support), Alexander Simbürger, Torsten Schoebel and Eduard Mathes (all Financial Factbook, Financial Sell Side Support), Alexander Euchner (Partner Tax, Lead Tax Due Diligence and Tax Sell Side Support) as well as Andreas Forrai (Tax Due Diligence, Tax Sell Side Support)
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