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Schrauben-Jäger AG, a wholesale specialist for fasteners, complementary products and C-parts management, as well as its subsidiary Werkzeug-Jäger GmbH, a specialized retail company in the tools sector, have been acquired by Serafin Unternehmensgruppe GmbH.

Schrauben-Jäger AG was founded in 1956 by Ernst Jäger and has since been managed as a medium-sized family business. The company’s philosophy centers on customer service, reliability and quality. Since 1980, Werkzeug-Jäger GmbH completes the product and service offering with a wide range of tools for the handcraft sector. Together, the companies form the Jäger Group, thus creating a leading regional full-service provider in the field of production connecting trade as well as an established partner for customers from the handcraft and industrial sectors. In addition to its headquarters in Karlsruhe, the company has further branches in Illingen, Maulburg, Willstätt and Viernheim in southwestern Germany as well as in Landsberg, near Leipzig. Furthermore, the Jäger Group has a central logistics hub and offers customers an extensive range of products and services.

Serafin is a diversified group of companies whose philosophy goes back to the 150-year entrepreneurial tradition of the shareholder family. Adhering to the guiding principle “responsibility from tradition”, Serafin invests in companies to develop them further in line with all stakeholders. The group generates sales of over EUR 1 billion in total and employs more than 4,500 people. Through previous transactions, Serafin already has a longstanding experience in the fastener and tool sectors. The acquisition of Jäger Group will strengthen this area.

“Schrauben-Jäger has been operating successfully in the market for over 65 years and has also been able to successfully steer through the past three years despite numerous challenges. With the new shareholder Serafin, we have achieved an optimal succession solution. Our company will be in good hands in the future,” says shareholder and supervisory board chairwoman Andrea Jäger.

The IMAP team consisting of Karl Fesenmeyer, Katja Schult and Nikolaya Stoilova exclusively advised the Jäger family and the Jäger Group within a structured M&A process and supported them during the negotiations as well as the successful completion of the transaction.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals with an expected closing in the first quarter of 2023.