January 29, 2021
Translink Corporate Finance advises the Villmann Group on the sale of their shares in Fahrzeugwerk Brandenburg (“FWB”), Waggonbau Altenburg (“WBA”) and Fahrzeugwerk Niedersachswerfen (“FWN”) to INVEHO, a portfolio company of the French Ermewa Group.
The Villmann Group provides maintenance, repair and cleaning services for freight cars in the three workshop locations. The group originated in Brandenburg where the first workshop was acquired in 1996. Over the years, Fahrzeugwerk Niedersachswerfen GmbH (2005) and Waggonbau Altenburg GmbH (2006) were acquired. Today, the Villmann Group is the second largest provider of maintenance services in Germany. With the sale of the three plants to INVEHO the Villmann family strengthens the long-term development of its operations so that both employees and customers will benefit from the capabilities and European set-up of INVEHO.
INVEHO, a subsidiary of Ermewa Group, is the French counterpart of the Villmann Group and the market leader in France. With six locations in France and over a century of experience, INVEHO is a strong partner for the construction, conversion and maintenance of freight wagons.
Translink acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholders of the Villmann Group.
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