9 November 2012
Mayer Brown LLP, a leading global law firm, advised Avedon Capital Partners on its acquisition of Seebach GmbH, on the financing of the acquisition by a banking consortium as well as the involvement of a co-investor and the management. Avedon Capital Partners, a co-investor and the management acquired 100% of shares in Seebach GmbH from its founder and indirect sole shareholder, Stefan Seebach.
Seebach GmbH is a medium-sized company located in Vellmar. It produces filters and filter elements made of steel and stainless steel for national and international clients in the mining, chemical and process industries. Seebach filters are used worldwide in numerous industrial applications and often offer individually tailored special solutions for clients.
Avedon Capital Partners with offices in Düsseldorf and The Hague is a private equity manager focusing on mid-sized companies with a strong growth potential in Germany and the Benelux countries. Avedon, formerly NIBC Capital Partners, has so far invested in 37 enterprises in Europe. Mayer Brown has recently advised Avedon on the acquisition of Tesch Verwaltungs GmbH, a medium-sized firm in the field of receivables management (see press release
The Mayer Brown Team working on the transaction included Dr. Joachim J. Modlich (Lead, Corporate, Düsseldorf), Carsten Flaßhoff (Corporate, Düsseldorf), Dirk-Peter Flor (Finance, Frankfurt), Dr. Jens Peter Schmidt (Antitrust, Brussels), Dr. Ulrich Worm (IP, Frankfurt), Counsel Isabelle van Sambeck (Employment & Benefits, Düsseldorf) and associates Slaven Kovacevic (Corporate, Düsseldorf), Anja Giesen (Real Estate, Düsseldorf), Marc Bäumer (Finance, Frankfurt) as well as Paul C. de Bernier (US law, Los Angeles).