Acquisition of staedler automation AG by CGS

Niederer Kraft Frey acted as lead counsel to CGS Management AG, owner of Kalt Maschinenbau AG, on the add-on acquisition of staedler automation AG.

Kalt Maschinenbau AG, a leading international specialist in cheese, dairy and process technology, and staedler automation AG, a provider of industrial process automation and robotics solutions, intend to pool their capabilities in order to act as a full-range provider in cheese and dairy processing in the future, and thus accelerate the growth path achieved by both companies in the past years.

CGS is an independent, experienced investment firm based in Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland. CGS is specialised in building medium-sized companies in industrial sectors into international groups. Since 1999, CGS funds have been investing in platform companies in Europe’s German-speaking countries and making add-on acquisitions worldwide.

The NKF team was led by M&A/Finance partners Till Spillmann and Adrian Koller, working with associate Katalin Siklosi and junior associates Max Hoffet and Selim Lötscher (all M&A/Finance) as well as partner Thomas Graf and senior associate Sven Kälin (both Tax), partner Nicolas Birkhäuser (IP/Antitrust), senior associate Oliver Zbinden (Real Estate) and associate Annina Fey (Employment).