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I-ADVISE advises Friedrich Graepel AG in its acquisition of a specialist for perforated metal in Germany

Düsseldorf, December 2023: Friedrich Graepel AG acquired 100 % of the shares of SOLVARO GmbH in Kirchheim unter Teck/Germany. The company is a specialist for customer-specific perforated metal components for agricultural machinery, trucks, buses, IT servers and similar applications.

The strategic acquisition promotes the recently presented repositioning of Friedrich Graepel AG. “The merger will strengthen our market presence in Europe in particular, and we are gaining new customers and segments,” explained Carlo and Felix Graepel, Managing Directors of Friedrich Graepel AG.

Friedrich Graepel AG is an internationally well-known system supplier for innovative metal products and now employs around 1,000 people in the group with its seven subsidiaries in Germany, Hungary, the USA and India.

Led by Frank Sichau (WP/StB), the I-ADVISE team (Axel Schwarzrock, Michael Ferdinand, Nicolas Holt and Simon Genfeld) supported Friedrich Graepel AG with the financial and tax due diligence.

I-ADVISE advises sale of sepago GmbH to Proact IT Group AB

Düsseldorf, August 2022: I-ADVISE has advised the shareholders of sepago GmbH on the sale of the company to the Swedish Proact IT Group AB, a listed specialist in cloud services and data centre solutions.

Sepago is headquartered in Cologne, Germany. With its more than 85 employees sepago provides services in the areas of cloud computing, IT security and organizational consulting for medium-sized and large companies and supports them in digital transformation.

The I-ADVISE team led by Andreas Ewers acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholders of sepago GmbH throughout the sales process.

I-ADVISE advises Wilo SE in its acquisition of specialists in wastewater treatment in Germany

Düsseldorf, August 2022: The multinational technology group Wilo aquired FSM Frankenberger GmbH & Co. KG in Pohlheim/Germany and WSM Walower Stahl- und Maschinenbau GmbH in Walow/Germany. Both companies specialise in technologies for mechanical cleaning and treatment of wastewater.

These strategic acquisitions specifically exand the technology company’s water management portfolio. “Thanks to the acquisitions, we can offer our customers an even wider range of solutions”, explains Oliver Hermes, President and CEO of the Wilo Group. “We are consistently following our strategic development from an expert for heating applications to a holistic solutions provider for all applications in the transport, use and treatment of water and wastewater.”

The two companies are integrated into the Strategic Business Unit (SBU) Water Treatment combining all Wilo Group activities in the field of water and sewage treatment. However, the companies will remain independent and continue to be run by local managers.

The Wilo Group is one of the world’s leading premium suppliers of pumps and pump systems for building services, water management and the industrial sector. Wilo employs around 8,200 people around the globe.

The I-ADVISE team led by Frank Sichau provided financial and tax due diligence support, business valuation services and supported Wilo group relating economical aspects in the SPA.