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IMAP has advised the shareholder of Zahnen Technik GmbH, a leading specialist in the engineering & construction, optimization and modernization of water and wastewater plants, on the sale of its majority shares to the investment company HBL InvestmentPartners (HBL). HBL together with the management team Peter Wirtz and Benedikt Ney will complete the group of shareholders in the future. Herbert Zahnen, who has developed the company from a simple electrical contractor into a successful solution provider for “clean water”, continues to lead the company as Managing Director.

The innovative family business Zahnen Technik GmbH offers electrical, mechanical and process engineering solutions for the optimization, modernization and new construction of water and wastewater plants. Apart from traditional plant engineering, Zahnen Technik’s range of services also includes standardization and digitization solutions as well as pioneering technologies for water purification in the 4th treatment stage.

HBL focuses on majority investments in medium-sized companies in the manufacturing industry as well as in the service sector in the DACH region.

The new partnership focuses on the continuation of the company’s successful growth in plant engineering and in particular on the newly established business areas of innovative technologies, software and cloud solutions. The majority shareholder HBL, together with the respective management, has already successfully invested in in the water and wastewater industries. Together with Zahnen Technik GmbH, HBL is counting on continued strong growth, supported by strategic acquisitions.

“Together with HBL InvestmentPartners as a new shareholder, we will further expand our range of services, competencies and market position. The future agenda includes markets and applications that have not yet been in our focus. We are pleased to have HBL as a competent partner who shares our vision and will support us in our strategic initiatives. We would like to thank IMAP for their professional and committed support during the entire M&A process and are now looking forward to a successful cooperation with HBL”, states Herbert Zahnen, Managing Director of Zahnen Technik GmbH.

The IMAP team consisting of Johannes Eckhard, Andreas Widholz and Carl-Benedict Schmucker, exclusively advised the shareholder of Zahnen Technik GmbH during a structured M&A process and assisted in negotiating and successfully closing the transaction.