Shearman & Sterling advised EMZ Partners (EMZ), a European private equity firm, on the acquisition financing of a majority stake in Hermann Pipersberg (Pipersberg). Current CEO Mr. Peter Fischer re-invests a significant portion of his proceeds, alongside the broader management team who are also ramping-up their stake in the share capital of the Group.
Founded in 1843 in Remscheid, Pipersberg manufactures, calibrates, certifies, and distributes gas and water meters and offers a comprehensive range of services from new meter installations, scheduled meter replacements, testing and repairs to logistics.
EMZ is a leading European investment firm that acts as a partner for medium-sized companies and their respective management teams. Its activities focus on investments with a clear intention to operate and support founders, family shareholders, and managers. EMZ is majority-owned by its own employees and has a base of European institutional investors. The current fund has a volume of more than €1.0 billion and its investment size ranges from €10 to €150 million.