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JOST-Werke AG has sold Edbro to Endless Enact

JOST-Werke AG (JOST) has sold its UK hydraulics subsidiary, Edbro, to Endless Enact.

Edbro is a leading manufacturer of tipping cylinders and hydraulic systems serving the general haulage, construction, quarrying and mining industries. Having invented the first vehicle-mounted tipping cylinder in 1916, Edbro has a rich heritage and has since built up a reputation for innovative design and engineering.

Enact, whose parent company is Endless, is a UK-based private equity investor that provides transformational investment for small to medium-sized businesses.

JOST is a global producer of truck, trailer and agricultural components and systems, with five product brands, including JOST, Rockinger, Tridec, Quicke and Edbro. The group operates from more than 30 production and sales locations worldwide. In the financial year ended 2020, it generated global sales of US$970 million. Following a review of strategic priorities, JOST decided to divest its UK hydraulics subsidiary and focus on other identified opportunities in the on and off highway segments.

With Oaklins Smith & Williamson, based in the UK, taking the lead advisory role and Oaklins’ team in Germany providing local support to JOST, the team successfully undertook a global search and identified a new partner that would back the future growth of the business and help develop its expansion plans.

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“Oaklins’ global reach and industry expertise, together with their technical and problem-solving skills were key to the success of this transaction. They were able to draw upon their international teams to introduce a wide pool of both strategic and financial buyers. Overall, we felt that the Enact future plans for the Edbro business were best aligned with our own objectives for the business and those of the Edbro management team.”

Tobias Schmidt

Global Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A, JOST-Werke AG

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 Philip  Barker

Philip Barker

Director

London, United Kingdom
Oaklins Smith & Williamson
 Brian  Livingston

Brian Livingston

Managing Director

London, United Kingdom
Oaklins Smith & Williamson
 Oliver  Marquardt

Oliver Marquardt

Director

Frankfurt, Germany
Oaklins Germany
 Christopher  Rahn

Christopher Rahn

Associate Director

Frankfurt, Germany
Oaklins Germany
 Carolina  Coquim

Carolina Coquim

Associate

London, United Kingdom
Oaklins Smith & Williamson

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