Deal Announcement 01/16: Automotive

PwC acted as the exclusive financial adviser to on the sale of 100 percent of the shares of Heidrive GmbH to US-based Allied Motion Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMOT)

The Deal

Private Equity fund palero invest sold 100% of the shares of Heidrive GmbH, including its subsidiary Pasotec GmbH, to Allied Motion Technologies, Inc. on 23 December 2015. Heidrive is a technology leader in highly reliable, mission critical drive technology and is located in Kelheim (Germany) and Mrákov (Czech Republic). In 2015, the group generated sales of approx. €29m with 220 employees. Allied Motion, a U.S. publicly-traded company headquartered in New York State, designs, manufactures and sells motion control products, including drive technology products similar to Heidrive, for applications in a broad variety of industry sectors.

We managed a competitive sales process and presented the opportunity to international strategic and financial investors. Allied Motion was the best, long-term solution for Heidrive.

Heidrive Group

Heidrive GmbH, founded in 1938, is a specialist in the design and manufacturing of highly reliable, mission critical drive technology. Its product portfolio consists of innovative synchronous drive systems (servo- and EC motors) as well as capacity / three phase motors, shaded pole motors, gear motors and fans. The power range is currently from 1W to 3.75kW and will soon reach up to 15kW. Pasotec is a provider of medical systems (e.g. trolleys) and equipment for household appliances.

palero invest

palero invest is an independent private equity fund in Luxembourg, which is exclusively advised by palero capital in Munich and pursues an operational approach. palero invest currently holds a portfolio of seven companies.

Allied Motion Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Amherst, NY, Allied Motion designs, manufactures and sells motion control products into applications that serve many industry sectors. Allied Motion is a leading supplier of precision and special motion control components and systems to a broad spectrum of customers throughout the world.


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

The following PwC M&A team members were involved:
Matthias Loos (Partner), Oliver Boot (Senior Manager), Markus Müller (Manager) and Nicolas Bender (Consultant). The team was supported by Robert Ashcroft (Director) and David Silver (Analyst) from the PwC M&A team in the US.

Deal Announcement 01/16: Automotive

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

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