With comprehensive legal and tax transaction advice, Baker Tilly supports Köttermann Group, which is held by the international private equity company BHM Group, on the strategic expansion of its portfolio in the sector of laboratory technology by acquiring shares in Lab Concept GmbH, a provider of infrastructure solutions for laboratories.
Advice on the transaction comprised a legal and tax due diligence as well as comprehensive consulting services in connection with the transaction’s structuring, the drafting and negotiation of the purchase agreement, the shareholder agreement and the other transaction agreements. Closing took place on June 29, 2023; the parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential. Lab-Concept GmbH’s founder and managing director is going to retain his previous function and continues to hold an interest in the company. Together, the partners now wish to accelerate the company’s growth. “We are glad that we were able to successfully support the second transaction for BHM Group in 2023 with this project,” says partner Uwe Roth.
Led by partner Stephan Zuber, Attorney-at-Law (Corporate, M&A), the Baker Tilly team responsible for the legal area comprised partners Dr. Christian Engelhardt, Attorney-at-Law (IP/IT, Data Protection), Daniela Konle, Attorney-at-Law (Corporate, M&A), Christine Ostwald, Attorney-at-Law (Labor Law), and Thomas Böhm, Attorney-at-Law (Corporate, Real Estate). Tax expertise required for the transaction was contributed by the Baker Tilly team around partner Uwe Roth, Tax Advisor (Lead Partner and SPA), Stefan Lehner, Tax Advisor (Tax Due Diligence, SPA) as well as Melina Heindl, Tax Advisor (Tax Due Diligence).
“We congratulate our client on this forward-thinking add-on acquisition and kindly thank them for the once again excellent cooperation with the BHM/Köttermann team around Marek Krsek, Jan Izak and Miroslav Taberaus,” says Baker Tilly partner Stephan Zuber.
Köttermann Group is globally leading manufacturer of laboratory equipment solutions and uses its expertise in order to provide innovative lab solutions to its customers from the scientific sector worldwide. Further information on Köttermann Group is available here: https://www.koettermann.com
BHM Group is a private equity company majority-owned by founder Tomáš Krsek. The Group’s overall objective is to be a strong partner for companies wishing to develop their own know-how and provide high added value to stakeholders. BHM Group specializes in investing in European companies in the field of life science and health care technology with unique know-how and products. Further information about BHM Group is available here: https://www.bhmgroup.eu/en
Lab Concept is a Kempten-based company which develops, produces and distributes infrastructure solutions for laboratories. Lab Concept has developed products such as media ceilings, media columns and media bridges for designing flexible and variable laboratories. Lab Concept’s customers include chemical and pharmaceutical companies as well as universities and research institutes. Further information about Lab Concept is available here: https://www.lab-concept.eu/