HALEX acquires Forte Waermebehandlung GmbH with support from Arqis

13. December 2018

ARQIS has advised HALEX Holding GmbH on the acquisition of all shares in Forte Wärmebehandlung GmbH, based in Stollberg (Erzgebirge). The seller is Forte Heat Treatments Limited.

Forte Heat Treatment GmbH specializes in the heat and surface treatment of metallic materials with state-of-the-art automated production lines. Forte’s quality standards are geared, among other areas, to the automotive supply industry. With 15 years of experience and around 70 employees, the company generates an annual turnover of more than eight million euros and has established itself stably in the heat treatment market.

“Forte is an excellent addition to our group of companies,” explains Sven Killmer, Managing Director of HALEX Holding GmbH. “Above all, we are pleased that the experienced management stays as the leadership team. Incorporated into our HALEX holding structure, they can continue on the road to success in recent years and, together with our support, invest more in employees, production capacities and new technologies. We warmly welcome Forte to the HALEX family.”

The HALEX GROUP was founded in 1990 and is a successful German corporate group with two business divisions. The Aldenhoven-based company is one of the leading manufacturers of aluminum extrusion tools and service providers for metal finishing by heat treatment and hardening techniques in Europe. HALEX now has around 460 employees and 12 locations in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Romania.

Advisors to HALEX

ARQIS Rechtsanwälte (Dusseldorf): Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze (lead), Dr. Lars Laeger (both Corporate/M&A), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP; Munich), Johannes Landry (commercial), Christian Wegener (tax), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (real estate); Associates: Nima Hanifi-Atashgah (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Philipp Maier (IP; Munich), Carina Engelhard, Martin Weingärtner (both labour law), Jennifer Huschauer (real estate)


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