Hengeler Mueller advises FSN Capital on acquisition of majority stake in Rameder Group

12. December 2018

FSN Capital V ("FSN") has agreed to acquire the majority of Rameder Group. A corresponding purchase agreement has been signed with the previous shareholders. Rameder has been active since 1996. With 200 employees the group is one of the leading B2B and B2C suppliers for trailer hitches (tow bars), bicycle racks and roof boxes in Europe. Both Managing Directors of Rameder, Dirk Schöler and Stefan Bertelshofer, will reinvest and remain shareholders of Rameder Group. FSN is a leading Private Equity investor in Scandinavia with a focus on medium-sized businesses. In addition to its offices in Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen, FSN has opened an office in Munich in 2018. The acquisition of Rameder is FSN's first transaction in Germany.

Hengeler Mueller advised FSN comprehensively on the transaction. The team included partners Daniel Wiegand (lead), Daniel Möritz (both Corporate/M&A, Munich), Daniela Böning (Financing), Hendrik Bockenheimer (Employment) (both Frankfurt) and Thorsten Mäger (Antitrust, Düsseldorf), counsel Gunther Wagner (Tax, Munich) as well as associates Achim Spengler, Veronika Wimmer, Sebastian Siller, Johannes Baumann (all Corporate/M&A, Munich), Till Hiemenz-Mueller, Franziska Dechamps (both Financing; Frankfurt), Marius Mayer (Frankfurt), Vicki Treibmann (Düsseldorf) (both Employment), Anja Balitzki, Laura Delgado Pazos (both Antitrust, Düsseldorf), Matthias Rothkopf (IP/IT) and Norman Koschmieder (Public Law) (both Düsseldorf).