Wolf Theiss has advised MRB FerCon on the acquisition of Iron Foundry in Herzogenburg, Austria, via a management buyout of George Fischer Casting Solutions, a division of George Fischer. George Fischer was advised by Cerha Hempel.
MRB FerCon was founded by former GF executives Markus Rosenthal and Ralf Bachus. According to Wolf Theiss, “the owners of MRB FerCon GmbH are convinced that with the new location, which will be taken over by all 250 employees, they will be able to react quickly and flexibly to the wishes of customers through lean structures.”
GF Casting Solutions is a provider of solutions for lightweight components in passenger cars, trucks, aviation, and energy, contributing to CO2 reduction. The division develops and produces highly complex metal components at sites in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Romania, China, and the USA.
The Wolf Theiss team included Partners Horst Ebhardt, Ralf Peschek, Birgit Kraml, and Roland Marko, Counsels Eva Stadler and Walter Poeschl, Senior Associates Jiayan Zhu and Georg Harer, and Associates Michael Kienzl, Simona Shpilsky, and Agnes Steinberger.
The Cerha Hempel team was led by Partner Albert Birkner and included Senior Counsel Wolfgang Sindelar, Attorney Nadine Leitner, and Associate Alistair Gillespie.