MWS Friedrichshafen

General information

foundry (aluminium sand casting)
approx. 300
roughly EUR 67 million

Initial situation

MWS Friedrichshafen GmbH was an international market leader in aluminium sand casting, producing components for the core segment automotive, for mechanical engineering and other industrial sectors. Due to the expiration of a major order and an associated imminent insolvency, the company's management had to apply for the opening of insolvency proceedings at the Ravensburg District Court. Restrukturierungspartner were commissioned to carry out a structured bidding process in order to find a suitable investor for the business.


Within the scope of a 15-month M&A process, MWS Friedrichshafen GmbH was sold to the DGH Group, behind which the financial investor Oak Hill Advisors L.P. from the USA is located, and has since been continued under its new name, DGH Sand Casting Group. The DGH Group specialises in the development and production of technically highly sophisticated aluminium and magnesium die-cast parts for renowned automobile manufacturers.

Restrukturierungspartner were responsible for coordinating the transaction process as part of the investor process. This included:

  • Researching and approaching investors
  • Management presentations
  • Support during due diligence
  • Purchase contract negotiations with investors

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