capiton acquires majority stake in Kutterer Mauer AG

capiton acquires the majority stake in Kutterer Mauer AG, backing one of the founders, Mr. Mauer in continuing the growth story of the company. Mr. Mauer as well as other management members invest alongside capiton.

Kutterer Mauer AG is a globally operating manufacturer of caps and closure solutions with >450 employees. The Group designs and produces high-quality innovative products and is active in various end-segments including cosmetics, pharma (clean room products) and food.

Kutterer Mauer AG was formed in July 2008 through the merger of the family-owned companies Kutterer Kunststofftechnik GmbH and Mauer AG. The Group operates today six manufacturing plants in Germany, Austria, Poland and the USA.

Kutterer Mauer’s USP lies in its high quality of products, its flexibility towards customer needs and the strong focus on innovation and sustainability. The Group’s significant investments in R&D and its own tool manufacturing allow a high degree of vertical integration and a strong pipeline of new lightweight and easily recyclable products.

Roumyana Schnettler, partner at capiton said: “We are delighted to join efforts with Mr. Mauer and his management team to take the Group to the next level of its footprint and product portfolio expansion – organically and through add-on acquisitions.”

Mr. Mauer, managing partner of the Group commented: “My team and I are very happy to be partnering with capiton for the next stage of our international growth story.  A strong partner on our side is the right support to accelerate our goals and build on our values while retaining our responsibilities towards sustainability, quality, product innovation and customers value.”

Transaction summary

Financing of the transaction is provided by capiton’s current investment vehicle, capiton VI. Additional funds have been reserved to finance both organic and inorganic growth initiatives.

Sellers and buyers have agreed not to disclose the financial terms of the transaction.

capiton was advised by RSM (Financial), Ernst & Young (Tax & Structure), Clifford Chance und Lupp & Partner (Legal), Kearney (Commercial), Concept AG (Operational), KPMG (Debt advisory), Allen & Overy (Finance Legal), Willis Towers Watson (Insurance), ERM (Environmental) and Tauw (ESG).

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