Shearman & Sterling advised funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe (Equistone) on the financing of the acquisition of a majority share in Kusters Beheer B.V. (Kusters Beheer), a manufacturer of high-tech precision components.
Kusters Beheer, based in Oss in the Netherlands, is a major producer of high-tech precision mechanical components and modules for its international customer base, primarily in the semiconductor as well as aerospace, automotive, packaging, food and medical industries.
Equistone is one of the leading European equity investors with a team of more than 40 investment professionals in seven offices in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. Equistone invests in established medium-sized companies with good market positions, above-average growth potential and an enterprise value of between €50 and €500 million.
The Shearman & Sterling finance team led by partner Winfried M. Carli regularly advises Equistone and its portfolio companies on financing matters, most recently on the financing of the acquisitions of SER Hegn and Infraconcepts.