Clearwater International advises Mühlhoff Umformtechnik on its sale to private equity investor Fidelium Partners

Clearwater International has advised the shareholders of Mühlhoff Umformtechnik GmbH (“Mühlhoff”) on the sale of 100% of its shares to German private equity investor Fidelium GmbH (“Fidelium”).

Founded in 1832, Mühlhoff is an automotive Tier I supplier, engaged in the design and production of safety-related parts and joined body and chassis components, as well as a technology leader in the design and production of flexplates, catering to leading OEMs of passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Based in Uedem, Germany, the company has over 400 employees and generated sales in excess of €80m in 2018.

Fidelium is an experienced partner for companies seeking a long-term operational investor. The company specialises in majority holdings in companies with the potential for operational improvement, carve-outs from larger groups or corporations, and special situations; as well as management buy-outs and buy-ins. Fidelium’s investment focus is on majority holdings in European companies operating in the automotive, industrial, chemical, and consumer spheres, as well as those in the business services and TMT sectors.

Our global automotive sector team has now completed over 275 deals and this transaction is a further example of our successful integrated advisory approach; combining Clearwater’s in-house automotive and special situation expertise.

The Clearwater International team was led by Tobias Schätzmüller, Managing Partner and International Head of Automotive, and Markus Otto, Managing Partner, with support from Christopher Herzog, Associate Director, and Oleg Artjuschkin, Analyst.