Brockhaus Private Equity III acquired a majority stake in the automotive supplier J&S GmbH Automotive Technology. Signing and Closing took place on August 22, 2014. The transaction team around Frank Stahl and Oliver Hubertus supported the funds Brockhaus Private Equity III within this transaction with financial and tax due diligence services.
Brockhaus Private Equity is an independent private equity firm with a clear focus on medium-sized innovation and technology leaders. Focusing on buy-out (MBI/MBO) and growth investments in Germany and Europe, the Brockhaus Private Equity fund III makes equity and equity-related investments in the range of 10 to 30 million € per transaction. The investment focus is on profitable and fast-growing medium-sized innovation and technology leaders.
Headquartered in Wustermark (Berlin), Germany, J&S GmbH Automotive Technology was founded in 1990 and is a leading provider of stamped products for the automotive industry. J&S has evolved to become a full-service supplier to leading automotive manufacturers and tier-1 suppliers for restraint safety parts as well as thermal and acoustic shields. Due to its special expertise in the production of the shields the company benefits significantly from the global trend towards engine downsizing. In 2013, the company had approximately 400 employees and achieved annual sales of 43.5 million €.
With this acquisition, Brockhaus aims to benefit from the healthy corporate structure and development as well as from current and future market trends in automotive technology. The change in ownership enables the automotive supplier to accelerate its expansion in existing international markets, such as the US as well as in new growth markets, particularly in China. Supported by Brockhaus, J&S will be able to continue its proven growth strategy.