The Firm

RSM Ebner Stolz supports the Dutch-German Vion Food Group, a leading international producer of meat, meat products and plant-based alternatives, in the sale of parts of its German portfolio

  • Sale of the Al­ten­burg site in Thu­rin­gia (cattle slaugh­te­ring and pro­duc­tion of pre-pa­cked con­su­mer pro­ducts) and the ham spe­cia­list Ah­le­ner Fleisch­han­del to the Tönnies Group
  • Sale of Vion Per­le­berg, one of the lar­gest fresh pork mar­ke­ters in Bran­den­burg, to the Schlach­te­rei Uh­len GmbH
  • Vion Food Group re­sponds to the de­ve­lop­ments in the Ger­man mar­ket by stra­te­gi­cally ad­jus­ting its ac­tivi­ties
  • RSM Eb­ner Stolz ac­ted as M&A ad­vi­sor to the sel­ler in all tran­sac­tions

As part of a com­pre­hen­sive pa­ckage of mea­su­res de­ve­lo­ped by Vion for its ac­tivi­ties in Ger­many, the Dutch-Ger­man group sold its cattle slaugh­ter­house and the plant for the pro­duc­tion of con­su­mer pro­ducts in Al­ten­burg (Thu­rin­gia) as well as the ham spe­cia­list Ah­le­ner Fleisch­han­del to the Tönnies Group. In ad­di­tion, the pig pro­ces­sing plant in Per­le­berg, one of the lar­gest fresh pork mar­ke­ters in Bran­den­burg, was sold to the Schlach­te­rei Uh­len GmbH from Len­ge­rich (Lo­wer Sa­xony).

In each case, the tran­sac­tions are sub­ject to an­ti­trust ap­pro­vals, among other things. With the tran­sac­tions, a to­tal of ap­prox. 700 em­ployees will be trans­fer­red to the re­spec­tive buy­ers.

RSM Eb­ner Stolz pro­vi­ded Vion with com­pre­hen­sive sup­port th­roug­hout the ent­ire tran­sac­tion pro­cess and ac­com­pa­nied the ne­go­tia­ti­ons with the buy­ers. The di­vest­ment pro­ces­ses were suc­cess­fully brought to si­gning wi­thin a short pe­riod of time.

Vion is re­spon­ding to the tense si­tua­tion cur­rently pre­vai­ling in the Ger­man meat in­dus­try and on world mar­kets with these di­vest­ments. Due to the out­break of Af­ri­can Swine Fe­ver (ASF), im­port­ant ex­port de­sti­na­ti­ons are mis­sing. In ad­di­tion, de­cli­ning meat con­sump­tion and the tense com­pe­ti­tive si­tua­tion are wei­ghing on busi­ness in Ger­many. The aim is to fo­cus more stron­gly on at­trac­tive mar­ket seg­ments and re­gi­ons.

Vion Food Group is an in­ter­na­tio­nal com­pany in the meat and food in­dus­try ba­sed in Box­tel in the south of the Nether­lands and is cur­rently one of the lar­gest meat en­ter­pri­ses in the world with 28 pro­duc­tion sites in the Nether­lands, Ger­many and Bel­gium as well as sa­les or­ga­ni­sa­ti­ons in six­teen coun­tries.

Team RSM Eb­ner Stolz: Klaus-Mar­tin Fi­scher (Over­all Pro­ject Lead), Nils Keil (Pro­ject Lead, M&A Ad­vi­sory), Chris­tian Bleck­mann, To­bias Knip­ping, Jan Schüttert, Ni­klas Zim­behl (all M&A Ad­vi­sory)

Press contact

Hen­ning Mar­bur­ger
RSM Eb­ner Stolz
Holz­markt 1
50676 Co­lo­gne
Phone +49 221 20643-628

Firm contact

Klaus-Mar­tin Fi­scher
RSM Eb­ner Stolz
Men­dels­sohn­straße 87
60325 Frank­furt am Main
Tel. +49 69 450907-220

Nils Keil
RSM Eb­ner Stolz
Holz­markt 1
50676 Köln
Tel. +49 221 20643-963

About RSM Ebner Stolz

RSM Eb­ner Stolz is one of the lar­gest in­de­pen­dent middle-mar­ket as­surance and con­sul­ting firms in Ger­many. The com­pany is among the top ten in the in­dus­try and has broad ex­per­tise in as­surance, tax, le­gal and ma­nage­ment con­sul­ting. With this mul­ti­di­sci­pli­nary con­sul­ting ap­proach and as one of the mar­ket lea­ders in the middle-mar­ket sec­tor with more than 2,100 em­ployees at 14 lo­ca­ti­ons, RSM Eb­ner Stolz ser­ves na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal in­dus­trial, com­mer­cial and ser­vice en­ter­pri­ses in all sec­tors.

As a mem­ber of RSM In­ter­na­tio­nal, RSM Eb­ner Stolz of­fers its cli­ents high-qua­lity as­surance and con­sul­ting ser­vices in 120 coun­tries with 830 of­fices world­wide.

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