Menold Bezler advises MBO-Group shareholders on sale to Komori Corporation

Menold Bezler advised the Binder family on the sale of their entire shareholding in MBO-Group to the Japanese Komori-Group. Komori came into play in the course of a bidding procedure. MBO will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary. The completion of the transaction is pending approval by the competent authorities.

MBO-Group, headquartered in Oppenweiler, operates globally. It was established in 1965 and specialises in the development, production and distribution of machinery and automation solutions for post-press, as well as in the pharmaceuticals sector through its ‘Herzog+Heymann’ brand. The group has around 470 employees worldwide.

Tokyo-based Komori Corporation is a printer manufacturer that has been producing and distributing high-quality offset printers since its establishment in 1923. The acquisition of MBO-Group will enable Komori in future to market the entire process chain worldwide and facilitate entry into the new business division of post-press solutions for commercial printing.

Menold Bezler provided comprehensive legal advice on the transaction.

Advisors to MBO-Gruppe:

Menold Bezler (Stuttgart): Rudolf Bezler (partner), Vladimir Cutura (partner, lead, both corporate /M&A), Dr. Jochen Bernhard (partner, antitrust), Nicole Brandt, Kerstin Lauber (both corporate /M&A), Dr. Till Mahler (partner, commercial)

Wintergerst Societät für Unternehmer-Beratung (Stuttgart): Volker Wintergerst, Jonathan Plappert, Christian Kunz (M&A advisors)