Deloitte acted as exclusive financial advisor to Komori Corporation on the acquisition of Maschinenbau Oppenweiler Gruppe

Deloitte acted as exclusive financial advisor to Komori Corporation (“Komori”) on the acquisition of Maschinenbau Oppenweiler Gruppe (“MBO Group”), a German manufacturer of folding machines.

About the transaction

A multi-disciplinary and international Deloitte team advised Japan-based Komori Corporation on the acquisition of Maschinenbau Oppenweiler Group from its private shareholders.

The project team that included team members from Germany, Japan and Portugal provided comprehensive advice to Komori during all phases of the transaction until the successful signing. The team was led by a German-Japanese Financial Advisory team (Claudius Thiell, Marco-Sebastian Golla from Deloitte Germany) and also included Tax and Transaction Advisory teams. A key aspect for the successful completion of the project was the seamless cooperation across countries and service lines as well as the comprehensive portfolio of services provided.

MBO Group is a leading manufacturer of highly specialized paper folding machines with areas of application including digital and offset printing, as well as mailing and pharma industries. The group generates annual revenues of more than 50 million Euro and has more than 400 employees at its locations Germany, Portugal, France, China and the US.

Through the acquisition, Komori expects to be able to market unique products that will support its PESP business. Specifically, the inclusion of MBO’s operations into Komori’s business portfolio will help it introduce post-press solutions for commercial printing, a new field for the company. More importantly, with this strategic acquisition Komori enters the German market and will increase its market share in Europe.

About the client

Komori is a leading manufacturer of printing machines with a focus on offset printing. With more than 2,000 employees the company generates annual revenues of more than 700 million Euro. Komori is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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