Deloitte advised DPE Deutsche Private Equity Management III GmbH (“DPE”) on the sale of their stake in VTU Group (“VTU”), an Austrian engineering solutions provider for the Life Sciences and Green Transition industries in Europe, to Altor Funds (“Altor”).
About the transaction
A multi-disciplinary Deloitte team successfully advised DPE on the sale of their stake in VTU, an Austrian engineering solutions provider for the Life Sciences and Green Transition industries in Europe, to Altor through the preparation of a Financial Vendor Due Diligence report and Tax Fact Book. The team was led by David Krüger, M&A Transaction Services partner, supported by Sébastien Catteau, Christian Schönberger, Diaa Saleh, Isabel Wilhelm and Nikola Kedhi working together with M&A Tax led by Marcus Roth and supported by Peter-Michael Grau, Alexandra Schweinzer, Felix Xing and Louisa Byczkowski. Deloitte’s engineering solutions sector expertise, integrated approach and focused execution strongly supported DPE in this transaction.
Founded in 1990 in Graz, Austria, VTU is a leading process engineering company servicing blue-chip customers in the Life Sciences and Green Transition industries. The Company offers a comprehensive engineering and value-added solutions portfolio covering the whole EPCM(V) value chain for its longstanding, blue-chip customers. VTU represents one of the few scalable, end-to-end engineering solutions platforms in Europe and holds strong positions in key European markets complemented by 36 locations.
About the client
DPE is an independent German private equity firm and is one of the largest growth capital investors in Germany. DPE invests in SMEs across Germany, Austria and Switzerland and focuses on medium-sized companies that are active in sectors with a positive long-term development perspective. Founded in 2007, DPE has invested in 38 companies which have performed over 110 add-on acquisitions and today employ more than 10,000 people. DPE has total assets under management of c. EUR 3 billion.
About Deloitte – Financial Advisory
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