With production sites in Germany, France, China, Mexico and the US, STS Group is a global system supplier to the automotive industry. The group employs more than 1,800 people. In 2019, it generated a revenue of some EUR 250 million, including the activities comprised by this transaction.
In summer 2020, SZA advised STS Group AG on the sale of its Acoustics division, which was also purchased by Adler Pelzer Group.
Mutares invests in medium-sized companies and carve-outs in turnaround situations, which are sold after a stabilisation and repositioning process due to the implementation of operational improvement measures. In the financial year 2019, Mutares Group generated a consolidated revenue of more than EUR 1 billion and had more than 6,500 employees worldwide. Since then, Mutares has made a number of additional acquisitions. The shares of Mutares SE & Co. KGaA are also traded on the Frankfurt Stock Market.
Advisors to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA: SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz
Dr Martin Kolbinger (lead, corporate law/M&A, Munich), Maximilian Mersch, LL.M. (Nottingham) (corporate law/M&A, competition law, Brussels), Dr Stephanie Birmanns (competition law, Brussels).
SZA Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz has been one of the most respected German business law firms for almost one century. With approximately 100 lawyers and offices in Frankfurt, Mannheim, Munich, and Brussels, the firm advises national and international clients on complex legal issues arising in business.