Special Situations & Restructuring
The German construction company Schäfer-Bauten GmbH was a medium-sized family business. The company was active in the fields of building construction/turnkey construction, civil engineering and bridge construction/tunnelling. It was founded in 1888 in Ibbenbüren in the Tecklenburg region by Karl Schäfer.
The object of the company is the provision of planning and construction services of all kinds in the field of transport infrastructure and civil engineering as well as road construction.
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About the sector
The construction industry is clearly a key sector for Germany. In 2020, the construction industry contributed 6.1% to the overall economic gross value added - companies in the construction industry generated sales of approx. EUR 368 bn. The industry is made up of the main construction trade with approximately 75 k companies and the finishing trade with approx. 250 k companies. With annual growth rates of 4.9% since 2012, the construction industry is a clear growth market.