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Sale of Bühler Thermal Processes AG to Cross Private Equity

Transaction

BlueCF exclusively advised Bühler Holding AG on the sale of the majority of its shares in Bühler Thermal Processes AG to the Swiss finanical investor Cross. Bühler Group will remain a minority shareholder. Bühler Thermal Processes is world market leader in designing and manufacturing plants and equipment for the refinement of a variety of polymers, especially PET. Its product range further includes plants for recycling PET for reuse in food packaging.

Our Mandate

BlueCF was mandated to support the carve-out of the business unit. During the competitive sales process, BlueCF prepared a comprehensive business documentation including a stand-alone business plan and approached a limited number of international potential investors. Furthermore, we organized the due diligence and advised the vendors during all phases of the complex contract negotiations.

Company

Bühler ThermalProcesses is world market leader in designing and manufacturing plants and equipment for the refinement of a variety of polymers, especially PET. Its product range further includes plants for recycling PET for reuse in food packaging. The company generated revenues of CHF 88m in 2012 and has workforce of 80 employees.

Bühler is a global leader in the field of process engineering, in particular production technologies and services for producing foods and manufacturing advanced materials. Bühler operates in over 140 countries and has a global payroll of over 10,000. In fiscal 2012, Bühler Group generated sales (turnover) of CHF 2.4 billion.

Buyer / Investor

Cross is a Swiss private equity firm investing in leading and profitable mid-sized companies with an entrepreneurial management in fast-growing industries such as engineering, machinery, industrial products and services.

Contact

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Tobias Seige

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Jules A. Grüninger

Customer Statements

“BlueCF comprehensively advised us throughout the whole process. They acted very professionally. We can only recommend their services and are looking forward to working with BlueCF on potential future projects.”

Andreas Herzog

CFO Bühler Group

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