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Buyer for an automotive components manufacturer in Germany

Company wanted

  • Size: medium business
  • Revenue: 5-15 million EUR
  • Location of the automotive target: Germany / Switzerland / Austria
  • Reason for acquisition: The company wants to acquire a company from German-speaking countries to establish a presence in the region
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Overview of this buyer of companies in the automotive industry

The buyer company is a company within a larger group of companies with over 300 million EUR of turnover. Within the group, the buyer has been assigned the task to develop the automotive parts manufacturing division. Therefore, the company management has decided to go for a strategic acquisition in the automotive industry, which would complement the current structure of the group. The buyer’s management is ready to receive offers from possible targets.

Profile of this buyer of automotive components manufacturers

The buyer operates in the field of metal processing in the automotive industry for many years. The company’s specialty is the design of customized machining processes with CNC/transfer machines depending on part specs and volumes. The company specializes in materials such as

  • Brass
  • Cast iron
  • Carbon
  • Aluminum 
  • Steel
  • Magnesium

The buyer deals with more than 10 thousand tons of material each year. The buyer’s strategy is focused on leveraging the experience and know-how accumulated over the years with the supplies of aluminum, cast iron, chrome steel parts to the automotive industry. The company exports its products to EU countries such as Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.

The main products being developed and produced include 

  • turbo exhaust manifolds
  • oil pressure distributors
  • cast iron rings
  • brake shoes
  • etc.

The company has a team of more than 50 employees.


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Activities and products of an ideal target of this buyer

The company management can see a strong possibility of accelerating its growth with acquisitions. Therefore, they started looking for a suitable automotive components manufacturer, or designer of automotive parts working for OEMs, Tier 1 or 2 companies.  The company should be based in Germany, Switzerland or Austria, and have stable EBITDA between 0. 5- 3 million EUR. The target should preferably be involved in 

  • parts design
  • machining, and/or
  • assembling

The target is required to have a strong footprint in the DACH/German market. The buyer is searching only for companies that have a sales history with top automotive players in Germany that could be leveraged. The buyer thinks they can use this leverage to boost the revenue of both companies, the acquirer and the target company.

The buyer company is able to help its target with establishing a business network in Italy and providing know-how in custom transfer machining (design and production, for large series).

The company is ready to start the process as soon as a suitable target shows up. For the acquisition, the buyer would use its own equity combined with a bank loan if necessary.

Highlights of this company in the automotive industry wanted

  • The buyer is a well-established European components manufacturer group with over 300 million revenue
  • The buyer is looking at DACH region to expand its presence 
  • The buyer is looking at companies that already have a relationship with top automotive manufacturers, which they would leverage to boost its sales

Information about this buyer

Feel free to contact us for more information regarding this automotive component suppliers 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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