Goodwin has advised European private equity firm EMZ Partners ("EMZ") on the financing for the acquisition of a majority stake in imes-icore Holding GmbH ("imes-icore"), a leading provider of CNC CAD/CAM systems for the dental industry.
EMZ, which focuses on investments in small and medium-sized companies, will support the company in its growth plans as majority shareholder. In addition to EMZ, founder and CEO Christoph Stark, CFO/COO Christian Müller and other members of the imes-icore management team will remain or become significant shareholders of the company.
imes-icore is one of the global market leaders for digital dental CAD/CAM production systems with locations in Germany, the USA and Southeast Asia. The company designs, develops and manufactures dental milling systems, which are accompanied by a broad portfolio of after-sales services. imes-icore's products and services are characterized by continuous innovation and are known for their precision and advanced technology.
EMZ is a leading European investment company with offices in Paris and Munich. The company focuses on small and medium-sized companies and offers flexible capital solutions in close partnership with founders, family shareholders and managers. EMZ is majority owned by its own employees and has a base of European institutional investors. The current fund has a volume of more than 1.3 billion euros, with investment sizes ranging from 10 to 200 million euros.
The Goodwin team was led by partner Winfried M. Carli (Private Equity/Finance, Munich) and associate Marius Garnatz (Private Equity/Finance, Frankfurt) and included partner Oded Schein (Tax, Munich), associate Philipp Lauer (Tax, Munich) and transaction lawyer Rina Omura (Private Equity/Finance, Munich).