Clearwater International advises LINDE + WIEMANN on the sale of Gebr. RATH Werkzeugbau to a consortium of investors

Clearwater International Germany has advised LINDE + WIEMANN on the sale of Gebr. RATH Werkzeugbau (RATH) to Accursia Capital and Navigator Capital.

Founded in 1945 and headquartered in Kreuztal, Germany, RATH is a highly specialised manufacturer of tools and stamping technology. The company is a specialist in the production of large-scale, complex and high-quality tools for the automotive sector. RATH focuses on the segment of high-strength Aluminium plates with complex geometries in the structural relevant areas of vehicles.

As a partner to the international automotive industry, LINDE + WIEMANN has been supplying global vehicle manufacturers and suppliers with structure-relevant components and groups for more than 70 years. LINDE + WIEMANN is an owner-managed, medium-sized company with a long tradition and has approx. 2,300 employees working at seventeen locations worldwide.

Accursia Capital and Navigator Capital are two Munich-based private equity firms with the objective to build up a joint industrial holding in the metal processing, tool making and mechanical engineering sector. By acquiring complementary firms and subsequently integrating them into the group structure, the competitiveness of those companies will be increased as well as the competitiveness of the whole group by realising synergies. The competitiveness of the acquired companies will be sustainably increased through an active management approach in operating, financial and strategic areas.