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Proventis Partners advises innovative 3D printer manufacturer GEFERTEC as exclusive M&A advisor in partnering with strategic investor EMAG

Berlin, 26 September 2018 – GEFERTEC GmbH develops and produces the technologically leading 3D metal printing system based on additive arc welding. In order to implement an international growth strategy, the world market leader for vertical pick-up lathes and supplier of modular turn-key manufacturing solutions, EMAG GmbH & Co. KG, participated in acapital increase and acquired a minority stake.

Transaction background

The still young GEFERTEC GmbH is a pioneer in the field of metal 3D printing and since its foundation in 2015 it has developed a particularly effective 3D printing process under the name 3DMP® (3D Metal Print). In order to market this process worldwide and tap new markets for these printing systems, EMAG GmbH & Co. KG could be won as a strategic investor and cooperation partner.

EMAG acquired a minority stake in GEFERTEC and provides the financial and organizational resources for further international growth within the framework of an intensive cooperation. The common goal of the two companies is the worldwide commercialization of the 3DMP® process. In addition, the development of new 3DMP® machines andapplications is at the center of the strategic partnership. With its new strong partner EMAG, GEFERTEC can concentrate on its competencies in the development of 3D printing systems and, together with EMAG, push ahead with internationalization.

Role of Proventis Partners

Proventis Partners advised GEFERTEC GmbH on all stages of the transaction, in particular in preparing the process, approaching potential investors and negotiating with them. Due to the still relatively young market and the short history of GEFERTEC, the requirements for the entire process with regard to the equity story and the commercial negotiations with investors were high. In the transaction, the Proventis Partners team (Dr. Axel Deich, Associate Partner, Rainer, Wieser, Partner, and Daniel Oberhumer, Director) was responsible for the smooth running of the entire process, including the development of the transaction strategy and equity story, preparation of the documentation, approaching potential investors and the coordination of the due diligence process and contract negotiations.


GEFERTEC GmbH was founded in 2015 by Georg Fischer and Tobias R6hrich together with B.1.G. (Berlin.Industrial.Group). GEFERTEC develops new methods for the production of metallic parts that extend beyond the limits of conventional production processes, thereby offering unique possibilities to designers, engineers and companies. GEFERTEC is the first and only company worldwide that provides the market with the revolutionary 3DMP® technology that is based on modern arc welding in the form of ready-to-use production machinery.

About EMAG GmbH & Co. KG

The company which has been based in Salach (Baden-Wiurttemberg), Germany, since 1969, was founded in Bautzen (Saxony) in 1867 as EisengieBerei und Maschinenfabrik AG. Introducing the world’s first vertical lathe with pick-up spindle in 1992, the EMAG Group set new standards and today is the world market leader for these machines. Today, the group of companies is primarily associated with production systems for mass production. The company employs more than 3,000 people at 34 locations worldwide. Last year, sales of EUR 590 million were generated.

About Proventis Partners

Proventis Partners is a partner-managed mid-market M&A-advisory boutique, whose main clients comprises corporations, family businesses and private equity funds. Proventis Partners is active in the sectors Healthcare, Energy, TMT, Industrials, Consumer and Retail. Besides the five offices in Munich, Cologne, Hamburg, Budapest and Zurich, Proventis Partners maintains a qualified partner network in Europe, Asia, and the United States.