May 14, 2022
Translink Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive advisor to Carne Fleischhandel GmbH (Carne) on the sale to Gausepohl Food GmbH (Gausepohl).
Carne’s alignment of its shareholder structure provided the ideal timing to explore opportunities of joining forces with a strategic partner. The sale to Gausepohl will allow Carne to continue to grow organically and build up additional services. It will also enable Carne to implement cross-selling strategies with investor’s operations as operative management seeks to continue growing Carne and remain full-time, following the transaction.
“We have been looking for a “good home” for Carne for a while, because we both intended to retire and did not have a successor from either of our families. Translink Corporate Finance finally convinced us to start a professional M&A process. The cooperation with Tilman Eckstein and Carsten Wolter was very trustful, efficient, and professional. At the end we found the perfect buyer out of more than one hundred potential international acquirers,” said Otto H. Bliefernich, co-founder of Carne.
“We are particularly pleased that – after pleasant and intensive cooperation over a year – we have succeeded in solving the succession problem of the Carne shareholders. With the Gausepohl Group, we have found a well-positioned buyer in whose “buy-and-build strategy” Carne fits perfectly,” concluded Tilman Eckstein, Partner at Translink Corporate Finance in Germany.
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