ARQIS has advised AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH (AVS), a portfolio company of Triton Fonds IV, on the acquisition of Gerding GmbH Verkehrstechnik and MIS GmbH (Gerding/MIS), a renowned provider in the field of traffic technology based in Senden/Münsterland. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
Gerding and MIS have many years of experience in traffic technology and with mobile traffic jam warning systems. With the planning, delivery and installation of traffic signs and gantries, Gerding works closely with state developers, cities and municipalities as well as private construction companies throughout Germany. As a service provider, MIS GmbH offers fully automatic, autonomous traffic jam warning systems and mobile LED variable message signs.
“The company is known as a long-term, reliable and innovative service provider. For the AVS Group, the acquisition of Gerding / MIS is an ideal add-on to its competencies in the segment of traffic jam warning systems and mobile signage,” explains Andreas Schwingeler, COO at AVS.
AVS Verkehrssicherung is a leading specialist provider of traffic safety services in Germany and Europe. The company is headquartered in Leverkusen and offers all essential services related to road safety projects. This includes comprehensive advice and the necessary approval procedure for all traffic safety installations, as well as assemblage, marking work, maintenance & inspection tours, dismantling and demarking. AVS is represented throughout Germany at more than 25 nationwide locations. Internationally AVS has more than 10 locations in Belgium, Denmark and Latvia. AVS employs around 1,100 people.
The 42 companies currently in Triton’s portfolio have combined revenues of around €17,2 billion and employ around 81.400 employees.
This is now the seventh transaction that ARQIS has accompanied for AVS. Most recently, the team led by Jörn-Christian Schulze advised AVS on the acquisition of Implenia SVA GmbH, a renowned provider in the field of construction site safety and security based in Saarbrücken.
Advisors to AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH
ARQIS Rechtsanwälte (Duesseldorf): Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze (Lead; Corporate/M&A), Johannes Landry (Commercial), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (Real Estate); Counsel: Dr. Stephanie Lenze (Labour Law); Associates: Thomas Chwalek, Kamil Flak (both Corporate/M&A), Thi Kieu Chinh Nguyen (Labour Law), Jennifer Huschauer (Real Estate); Legal Specialists: Gloria Bittner-Schützendorf, Dr. Liliia Sagun (both Commercial)