Munich, February 2020 – Kloepfel Corporate Finance GmbH acted as exclusive M&A advisor to FIRE HOLDING GmbH in the purchase of significant shares of TBS-Brandschutz Group. Closing took place end of January 2021.
Through the successful merger of German traditional and quality company TBS Brandschutzanlagen GmbH, including its subsidiaries, FIRE HOLDING has already reached a major milestone in the German fire protection market in the first year since the entry of financial investor DBAG. The transaction provides the medium-sized family-owned company with an attractive succession solution with the participation of key personnel.
The management of TBS and FIRE HOLDING are convinced that the strategic merger will create significant operational and cross-industry synergies as well as contribute to the development of additional market potential.
Founded in 1998 in Altomüster, TBS Group is a solution provider of turnkey fire extinguishing systems for customers in a variety of end markets such as the furniture, paper, automotive, manufacturing and chemical industries. As a fully integrated provider, the company offers all services, from planning and installation to maintenance and service of fire protection systems. With its requirement-oriented service portfolio, TBS Group has successfully established itself as a leading supplier of sprinkler, flood and foam extinguishing systems. The company looks back on a history of more than 20 years, during which the group has grown to 3 companies with more than 300 employees.
Managing director of FIRE HOLDING GmbH, Edward Skube, sees TBS Group as a strong partner for future growth in a promising and still growing market. The acquisition of TBS Group enables an expansion of business activities in existing and new markets. Mr. Joachim Zimmer, company founder and sole shareholder of TBS, sees the future of his company in good hands with FIRE HOLDING. “The merger with FIRE HOLDING is a good decision. We have known the company for years as fair market competitor that sets the same standards and requirements on its services as we do. With FIRE HOLDING, we see ourselves well positioned for the future,” says the former shareholder.
“Kloepfel Corporate Finance supported us in a goal-oriented and focused manner in this transaction, which will have a significant impact on the future business development of both groups. With a high level of coordination and precision in the process, the transaction was executed in a time-efficient and expedient manner for all parties involved. I would like to thank Dr. Frank and his team for their guidance, advice and support during the process”, says Edward Skube pleased about the cooperation.
Kloepfel Corporate Finance acted as exclusive M&A advisor to FIRE HOLDING GmbH and Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and was able to structure, negotiate and successfully close the acquisition of TBS Group with its client in a bilateral M&A process. The deal team led by Dr. Frank consisted of Caspar von Hoensbroech, Marius Matis and Deniz Baran.
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