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Automotive industry manufacturer wanted in Europe

Company to buy

  • Size: medium or very large sized businesses
  • Revenue: EUR 5-200M
  • Location of the automotive target: any country in Europe, US, UK or Mexico
  • Reason for acquisition: The company is looking to expand its manufacturing capabilities by an acquisition, preferably in Europe
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Overview of this automotive industry manufacturer in Europe wanted

The management of a large US-based manufacturing group is looking to expand and acquire automotive manufacturer in Europe, able to bring possible significant synergies to the target. The company is looking at Europe and, with the help of Corporate finance in Europe, reach out to some targets. The buyer company is successful and growing and can bring many synergies to a potential target.

Profile (strategy) of this buyer of automotive industry manufacturer 

The buyer is a strong leading Tier 1 Automotive Manufacturer group located in the U.S. with more than 35 years of history. The company of the buyer is specialized generally in assembly, stamping, and welding for the automotive industry, with production aimed at lightweight underbody assemblies and engineered metal-formed products. The company uses a variety of welding techniques including resistance, projection, MIG and drawn arc stud to produce high quality products.

The company has undergone a fast growth in recent decades, now the company has more than 10 locations worldwide.

The workforce of the buyer consists of approximately 3,000 team members, supported by large number of industrial robots across ten locations worldwide. 

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Activities and products of the target

The buyer is looking for automotive manufacturing companies of up to 1500 employees, preferably in Europe. The buyer is financially strong and capable of medium to large size acquisitions: The EBITDA of the target should be between 1M EUR to 40M EUR, with revenue of up to 200M EUR.

The activities of the target should include one or more of the following:

  • aluminum fabrication exposure
  • metal forming/stamping
  • automation 
  • metal joining technologies
  • metal assembly
  • metal integration
  • plastics & composites
  • other automotive industry processes

The target is required to be a tier 1 Automotive supplier. Tier 2 suppliers will be considered but are not preferred.

The buyer is capable of bringing significant synergies to bring to target, as it is a key supplier to major OEMs and tier 1 automotive, the company can bring many new relationships with customers and clients.

Also, the synergies will be found in the area of advanced aluminum and mixed metal engineering capabilities. The buyer company has its own employee stock ownership plan, very much appreciated and successful among the employees, which can be implemented also to the target company after the acquisition.

Highlights of this automotive industry manufacturer in Europe buyer

  • The buyer is a successful U.S. based manufacturing group, capable of acquisitions of up to 200M EUR
  • The buyer is looking for a financially healthy mid-size or large-sized company with stable cash flow and good relationships with automotive brands
  • The target would have a chance to join a larger group and benefit from synergies

Information about this automotive industry manufacturer in Europe buyer

Feel free to contact us for more information regarding this automotive company buyer in Europe or if you know possible interested or suited parties. We have experienced advisors in the automotive industry and we can help you with both selling a business and finding targets. For more buyers of automotive companies please visit the section automotive companies wanted. For companies for sale in the automotive industry visit the section automotive companies for sale.

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