Deloitte Corporate Finance GmbH acted as exclusive financial advisor to Steadfast Capital on the disposal of Barat Ceramics GmbH to QSIL AG

By on Februar 6, 2019

Deloitte Corporate Finance GmbH acted as exclusive financial advisor to Steadfast Capital Fund III, L.P. (“Steadfast”) on the disposal of its portfolio company Barat Ceramics GmbH („Barat“), a company providing a wide range of modern oxide-ceramics, high-performance materials for a multitude of applications, to QSIL AG („QSIL“), a Germany-based producer of fused quartz products.

About the transaction

The Deloitte Corporate Finance Advisory team (“Deloitte”) in Frankfurt am Main, led by Moritz Freiherr Schenck together with David Stromiedel, Henriette Berger and Marco-Sebastian Golla, has successfully advised Steadfast Capital Fund III, L.P. on the disposal of its portfolio company Barat Ceramics GmbH to QSIL AG. Barat Ceramics sells industrial ceramics components worldwide from its own production and specialised in medical technology, plant engineering and mechanical engineering, measurement as well as control technology. The company is based in Thuringia, Germany, and has been involved in the development, production and distribution of oxide-ceramics for more than 100 years. Today, Barat Ceramics offers its customers a wide range of modern, high-performance products for a multitude of applications.

Following the acquisition, the QSIL Group will now exceed the sales mark of EUR 100 million and significantly enlarge its materials portfolio. For QSIL’s co-owner Stephan Behr the further diversification of the group as well as the mutual opportunities in technology development and sales are at the center of the transaction. Until 2021, QSIL plans to invest EUR 5 million in the Barat production site and expects international sales to be strengthened by the deployment of its worldwide branches and sales offices.

As a leading German M&A advisor Deloitte demonstrated first-class execution capabilities. Deloitte’s strong industry know-how and the ability to deliver a highly flexible, client-tailored solution provided significant value-add to Steadfast and ensured a smooth, efficient and successful transaction. In addition, Deloitte demonstrated its capabilities as a cross-functional organization with Deloitte Corporate Finance Advisory working together seamlessly with the Deloitte Transaction Services and Debt Advisory teams to provide the client with an integrated service package from a single source.

About the client

Steadfast Capital is an independent private equity investor focusing on medium-size businesses within German speaking Europe and Benelux countries. Funds advised by Steadfast Capital invest in mid-size companies providing equity for succession issues, management buy-outs and also provide capital for growth opportunities. Steadfast Capital was founded in 2001 and follows a successful, value-oriented strategy of investments in profitable companies in various sectors.

About Deloitte – Corporate Finance Advisory

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