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Spindel- und Lagerungstechnik Fraureuth GmbH, a renowned German manufacturer of premium-class specialty bearings and machine spindles, has been sold to Avedon Capital Partners. Oaklins' team in Germany advised  on the sale of the business.

When we launched the M&A process with the Oaklins German team in the spring of 2018, it was important to us from the start to find a new majority shareholder who was familiar with our industry and who would ensure our employees would have a long-term future in Fraureuth. We are very proud of what we have achieved with our loyal and valued employees over the past 25 years. We believe we have found the ideal partner and are looking forward to working with Avedon. DR. FRANK SCHLEGEL FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR SLF, GERMANY
This sale process attracted many national and international bidders. Our client finally chose Avedon because of their sector knowledge, their proven capability to expand the business internationally and their promise to maintain the jobs in Fraureuth. FLORIAN VON ALTEN, MANAGING PARTNER OAKLINS, GERMANY

Oaklins brings long-term value beyond the closing of the deal

Oaklins’ team in Germany, supported by Oaklins’ industry specialists from around the world, acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholders of SLF on the sale of the business, and structured a competitive process with the participation of international trade and financial buyers. The team had built a detailed understanding of the business and a trusting relationship with the SLF founders over the two years prior to the sale in January 2019.

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    Dr. Florian von Alten

    Hamburg, Germany
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    Hamburg, Germany
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