Deal Announcement 02/17: Automotive

PwC M&A acted as the exclusive financial advisor to SüdBG on the sale of DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies to DMB Dr. Dieter Murmann Beteiligungsgesellschaft

The Deal

The German PwC M&A team is pleased to announce the successful closing of Project MONTBLANC, the sale of DBW Advanced Fiber Technologies GmbH (“DBW” or the “Company”) to DMB Dr. Dieter Murmann Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (“DMB”), a Germany based industrial holding company. PwC M&A acted as exclusive financial advisor to Süd Beteiligungen GmbH (SüdBG), the sole shareholder of DBW, on this transaction.

DBW Advanced Fiber Technologie

DBW is a market-leading provider of thermal and acoustic insulation products for the automotive industry. The Company provides leading automotive tier-1 suppliers and OEMs with specialized applications for exhaust gas systems, the engine compartment and interior and generates annual sales of over € 75m.

The Company was founded in 1980 and currently employs more than 850 people in its headquarters in Bovenden, Germany, as well as its nine manufacturing sites in Europe, North America and China.

DMB Dr. Dieter Murmann Beteiligungsgesellschaft

DMB is an industrial holding company and combines the business activities of the Dr. Dieter Murmann family. It focuses on growing and developing well-established and medium-sized European industrial manufacturing firms all leaders in their market segments. In addition to organic growth, DMB seeks to further expand its activities through acquisitions.

After this acquisition, DMB’s group companies generate a combined annual turnover of over € 320m and employ 2,200 people around the globe.


The global PwC network is a worldwide association of independent auditing and consulting companies which together employ more than 223,000 employees in 157 countries. Our global network comprises nearly 1,550 M&A and over 2,000 restructuring professionals all over the world, realizing over 400 successful transactions in 2015. We specialize in a wide range of independent corporate finance services including advice on acquisitions and disposals, mergers, public takeovers, privatizations, restructurings and turnarounds as well as structured financing.

The PwC M&A team in Germany acted as exclusive financial advisor to SüdBG.

Deal Announcement 02/17: Automotive

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Alexander Knögel

Alexander Knögel

Partner, Corporate Finance | M&A Industrial Technology & Business Services, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 170 2250409

Martin Schwarzer

Martin Schwarzer

Partner, Corporate Finance | M&A Automotive & Industrial Products, PwC Germany

Tel: +49 160 97228977

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