ARQIS advises VR Equitypartner on investment in Zimmer & Hälbig GmbH

20. October 2022

ARQIS has advised VR Equitypartner on the acquisition of a minority stake in Zimmer & Hälbig GmbH.

Founded in Bielefeld in 1974, Zimmer & Hälbig GmbH (Z&H) is a leading provider in the field of planning, installation and maintenance of refrigeration, air conditioning and ventilation technology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With around 250 employees at its sites in Bielefeld, Leipzig, Cologne and Osnabrück, the company most recently generated a total output of over 65 million euros.

The seller of the shares is the previous sole shareholder Herold Albrecht. Together with VR Equitypartner, Z&H now intends to expand its organic growth, driven in particular by energy-related refurbishments, with the help of a targeted buy & build strategy. VR Equitypartner has already demonstrated the expertise required for this with its investment in the Kälte Eckert Group, which has since been sold. In addition to VR Equitypartner, the three managing directors Michael Böhm, Achim Henseler and Heiko Panhorst as well as the industry expert Dr. Carsten Voigtländer also hold shares. The transaction is still subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities.

VR Equitypartner is one of the leading equity financiers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and supports medium-sized companies in the strategic solution of complex financing issues. The ARQIS team around lead partner Dr. Lars Laeger has been advising VR Equitypartner regularly on legal issues related to corporate investments for several years.


Advisors to VR Equitypartner

ARQIS (Dusseldorf): Dr. Lars Laeger (Lead; Corporate/M&A), Dr. Mirjam Boche (W&I), Tobias Neufeld (Data Law), Dr. Friedrich Gebert (ESG), Johannes Landry (Funding), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (Real Estate), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP); Counsel: Thomas Chwalek (Corporate/M&A), Sina Janke (Compliance), Jens Knipping (Tax), Donata Lasson (Labour Law), Astrid Seehafer (ESG); Special Counsel: Anja Markworth (Labour Law); Managing Associates: Kamil Flak (Corporate/M&A), Nora Meyer-Stratmann (IP), Franziska Resch (Corporate/ M&A), Martin Weingärtner (Labour Law); Associates: Dr. Maximilian Backhaus (Corporate/M&A), Hannah Düwel (ESG), Constanze Eberz (Labour Law), Daniel Schlemann (Data Law), Luise Schüling (ESG), Laura Schweitzer (ESG), Carsten Sporrer (IP), Jasmin Stuckenbrock (Corporate/M&A), Rolf Tichy, Nathalie Wintermeier (both IP); Legal Specialists: Maria Fischer (IP), Julia Regenauer (Pensions), Qing Xia (Corporate/M&A)


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