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Group SEE acquires Schliesing Machinery GmbH

The German manufacturer of mobile wood chippers Schliesing Machinery GmbH (“Schliesing”) in Kempen, Niederrhein has been acquired by Group SEE of France. Schliesing has been part of Deutsche Mittelstandsholding group since 2010.

Schliesing, originally founded in 1928, is a leading European high-­end manufacturer of mobile wood chippers the professional segment. With almost 100 years of company history, Schliesing has long-­ standing experience in the production of technologically advanced wood chippers. For its motorized, PTO-­driven special machines and crawlers, Schliesing is considered as the technology and quality leader in the market.

After an insolvency process in 2010, Schliesing became part of by Deutsche Mittelstandsholding group. The key focus over the last years was to expand the sales activities and optimize the production processes.

Groupe SEE is a privately-­owned holding company headquartered in Ronchin, France and major player in the European market of multi-­vegetation shredders. The group of companies already combines complementary expertise of different industries with its brands TS Industrie (Tünnissen and its Division Saelen) as well as the brand GUILLEBERT.

“The addition of Schliesing to our brand family enables us to offer the most comprehensive range of professional, high quality machines. Schliesing is ‘quality made in Germany’ and we aim to make it available to national and international customers”, comment Erwan Faudet, CEO of Group SEE, and Olivier Willerval, its majority shareholder.

Groupe SEE acquired 100% of the company shares. The production will remain in Kempen, Niederrhein.

Other professionals who worked on the transaction include:
Group SEE was supported by a professional team of Mazars GmbH & Co. KG consisting of: Andreas Thomas, Anke Niederreuther, Deborah Diaz, and Filip Rajsic (Law, Frankfurt) and Susann Ihlau, Ulrike Berner, Hendrik Duscha and Bastian Schrapel (Tax, Dusseldorf).
Deutsche Mittelstandsholding group was supported by a team of CMS, led by Katja Pohl

Saxenhammer & Co. Corporate Finance GmbH
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Schliesing Machinery GmbH
Group SEE
Christian A. Saxenhammer
Managing Director
Phone: +49 30 755 40 87-12

Christian Kessels
Vice President
Phone: +49 30 755 40 87-14

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