The Deloitte team led by Alexander C. Bielig (M&A Advisory) has successfully advised Carl Zeiss AG on the divestment of Carl Zeiss Fixture Systems GmbH to ASC Investment. Deloitte provided a wide range of Corporate Finance services such as Transactions Services (Egon Sachsalber) and Tax (Dr. Christine Wolter) supported by Fabio Grassi, Malte Juellich, Kristian Predojevic, Tobias Henkel, Robin Rudolph and Anastasia Shkola.
Deloitte acted as exclusive financial advisor and factbook provider to Carl Zeiss AG on the disposal of its automotive fixtures business located in Tholey, Germany. The transaction covers all operational aspects of the facility, including customers, suppliers, and around 120 employees.
Under the new ownership the company will operate as renamed FIXTURE TECH Solutions GmbH from July 2022 onwards. In the future, FIXTURE TECH Solutions will focus on topics related to jigs & fixture systems, loading solutions and new technologies such as the autonomous transport system eMOBEE. The ZEISS Group will continue to be a strategic partner for FIXTURE TECH Solutions.
Deloitte’s in-depth knowledge of the automotive and quality assurance sector with first-class execution capabilities emphasize its competence to complete a complex and time-critical transaction successfully. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 and an international landscape of potential partners, Deloitte provided beside M&A advice, preparation of a Financial Fact Book extensive support during the preparation phase, due diligence phase and contract negotiations, including the communication with and management of relevant stakeholders worldwide, ultimately leading to a favourable outcome for Carl Zeiss. Deloitte’s cross-functional setup ensured a highly efficient cross-border transaction, thereby maintaining momentum throughout the transaction.
About Carl Zeiss AG
Carl Zeiss AG is one of the leading technology companies globally operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. With over 35,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 30 production sites, 60 sales and service companies and 27 research and development facilities.
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