ARQIS advises VR Equitypartner on the acquisition of Dehler Matratzenfabrik by Signet Wohnmöbel

14. December 2021

ARQIS has advised VR Equitypartner, which holds a stake in Signet Wohnmöbel GmbH, on the acquisition of Gustav Dehler Matratzenfabrik GmbH.

Signet manufactures functional and sleeping furniture in its factory in Hochstadt am Main. Dehler has been producing mattresses since 1893 and develops and produces upholstered furniture and play equipment for kindergartens, therapy facilities and schools for more than 40 years. After the complete takeover of Dehler by Signet, both companies will continue to operate independently under their respective brands. Signet is focusing on synergies resulting from complementary product ranges with comparable production methods. Both Signet and Dehler focus on high quality craftsmanship Made in Germany and intend to continue growing at their respective locations in the future.

VR Equitypartner is one of the leading equity financiers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company supports medium-sized companies in finding strategic solutions to complex financing issues. Investment opportunities include growth and expansion financing, corporate succession or shareholder changes.

The ARQIS team around the leading partner Dr. Lars Laeger had already advised VR Equitypartner on the acquisition of a minority stake in Signet at the end of 2019.


Advisors to VR Equitypartner

ARQIS (Dusseldorf): Dr. Lars Laeger (Lead, Corporate/M&A), Johannes Landry (Commercial), Dr. Mauritz von Einem (Tax, Munich), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (Real Estate), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP, Munich); Counsel: Thomas Chwalek (Corporate), Jens Knipping (Tax), Saskia Kirschbaum (Labour Law); Associates: Dr. Maximilian Backhaus (Corporate), Eva Kraszkiewicz (Data Law), Nora Meyer-Stratmann (IP, Munich), Diana Puchowezki (Real Estate), Thi Kieu Chinh Nguyen, Martin Weingärtner (both Labour Law); Legal Specialists: Gloria Bittner-Schützendorf (Corporate)


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