27 January 2017

BDA advises MacLean-Fogg on sale of Presswerk Krefeld (PWK) to HANNOVER Finanz

Presswerk Krefeld a portfolio company of

has been acquired by


BDA Partners is pleased to announce that its client, MacLean-Fogg Company, a group of global enterprises with customers in the automotive and power sectors, has agreed to sell 100% of its shareholding in Presswerk Krefeld (“PWK”), a German provider of high-tech-linkage and suspension components for the auto industry, to HANNOVER Finanz Group and PWK management.

Transaction terms were not disclosed. BDA acted as exclusive financial advisor to MacLean-Fogg.

The transaction was complex, involving three different deals: PWK’s acquisition of Gebrüder Kunze GmbH and IBEX Automotive GmbH from insolvency, as well the sale of PWK, within a demanding time frame. The sale is subject to customary antitrust approval and is expected to close in Q1 2017.

The new entity, PWK Automotive, will have 900 employees and approximately €160m annual revenues. With the newly acquired production locations in Gelenau and Zittau, Saxony, PWK will extend its range of products and technical capabilities in cold and hot forming and metal-cutting machining.

MacLean-Fogg received legal advice from Mayer Brown, including Dr. Marco Wilhelm (lead, Corporate & Securities, Frankfurt), Dr. Jens Peter Schmidt (Antitrust, Brussels), Dr. Malte Richter and Stefanie Skoruppa (both Corporate & Securities, Frankfurt).

Jonathan Aiken, BDA Director, London, said, “The complexity of this transaction demonstrates BDA’s ability to deliver innovative solutions for clients on a global basis. We’re proud to have helped achieve a solution that benefits our client as well as the management and employees of PWK.”

"MacLean-Fogg has created significant value at PWK. BDA was pleased to help all the shareholders position themselves for the next stage of growth. BDA works seamlessly, across different borders and cultures, worldwide."

Euan Rellie
BDA Co-Founder
New York

About MacLean-Fogg Company

Founded in 1925, today MacLean-Fogg is a global enterprise with 40 global manufacturing facilities, annual sales in excess of $1 billion, and a worldwide workforce of more than 4,000 people. MacLean-Fogg is a privately held enterprise headquartered in Mundelein, IL USA. MacLean-Fogg is comprised of two primary businesses, MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions and MacLean Power Systems. www.macleanfogg.com

About BDA

BDA Partners is a leader in cross-border investment banking involving Asia. BDA advises on M&A, capital raising, and restructuring. BDA has been consistently owned and managed by the same team since 1996. BDA has a track record of providing independent advice to blue-chip corporate and financial sponsor clients from North America, Europe, and Asia. BDA is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Dubai, Mumbai, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA was named M&A Advisory Firm of the Year at The ACG Champions Awards in 2015. BDA formed a partnership with William Blair & Company in 2011. www.bdapartners.com

BDA carries out its US securities business through BDA Advisors Inc, a broker-dealer registered with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a member of FINRA and SIPC. BDA’s UK subsidiary is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. BDA’s HK subsidiary is licensed and regulated by the Securities & Futures Commission.