Private shareholders have sold Mürdter Group to Xandor Mürdter Automotive Holding, a portfolio company of Quantum Capital Partners
Mürdter Group, headquartered in Mutlangen, Germany, is a leading automotive supplier of plastic injection molding components with sophisticated geometries, including complex assembly, gluing and welding processes. The company’s product range contains surface parts as well as structural/functional parts for its long-standing, blue-chip, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and Tier-1 customer base. Further, Mürdter maintains its own tool making facilities, designing and manufacturing tools for both internal injection molding and external customers. The Mürdter Group operates through four sites in Germany and the Czech Republic, with a workforce of approximately 585 employees.
Over the past decades, the Mürdter family built a leading automotive supplier that is well renowned in the industry for its high quality and outstanding engineering capabilities. Due to lack of a family succession alternative, the shareholders decided to let the Mürdter Group become part of a larger automotive supplier.
Joerg Brunner, Managing Director in Lincoln’s Frankfurt office, commented, “The sale of Mürdter Group to Xandor Mürdter Automotive Holding follows a compelling strategic logic. Combined with Xandor Automotive’s Plastics division, Mürdter Group will be in a position to realize its full growth potential. This transaction demonstrates once again that mergers and acquisition are an essential tool for a family succession.”
Quantum is a manager of funds, who invests in corporate carve-outs and other special situation across Europe as the Quantum Group. Quantum’s operations are managed through its Munich, Germany headquarters as well as its office in Madrid, Spain. Quantum acquires companies with significant potential for operational improvements, growth and development. As an active and responsible owner, Quantum works closely with local management to ensure that its subsidiaries implement a continuous development plan and growth strategy. Since its inception in 2008, Quantum has acquired a variety of businesses from world-leading companies, such as Robert Bosch, Stora Enso, Dürr, Airbus, Nestlé, Mahle, Tenneco, Norsk Hydro and Eaton. With 38 completed acquisitions since 2014, Quantum is one of the most active investors in its sector.
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