BlueCF exclusively advised NORD Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (NORD Holding) as well as the managing partner of UNICOR GmbH (UNICOR) on the sale of the majority of shares to GAW Group Pildner-Steinburg Holding GmbH (GAW Group). UNICOR is the leading manufacturer of machinery for the production of plastic pipes. In 2005, NORD Holding acquired UNICOR together with the management from the Finnish Uponor Group.
BlueCF prepared a comprehensive business documentation, approached a limited number of potential investors, conducted the competitive sales process, organized the vendor-side due diligence and successfully advised the vendors during all phases of the negotiations.
UNICOR is the world wide leading manufacturer of machinery for the production of corrugated plastic pipes. Main application markets are infrastructure, building engineering, cable protection and various technical applications. Thanks to numerous innovations the company sets the current performance standards within its global niche market. In all application markets served UNICOR has the current market leaders among its customers. High customer satisfaction and double-digit revenue growth is driven by premium products and excellent pre- and after-sales service.
The GAW Group, a global family-owned group of companies with more than 60 years experience in the industrial plant construction and engineering, provides innovative and customised solutions from a single source in the three strategic areas of Paper, Automotive and Industrial Solutions and Environmental Solutions. With 1,300 employees and an export quota of 90 %, the company generates an annual turnover of 200 million Euro.
BlueCF was early involved in the development of the company's future strategy. BlueCF managed the transaction process from the company's documentation to the successful transaction. The team was very professional throughout the process and we look forward to further joined projects.