Oppenhoff advises Family Trust on acquisition of novia Group

Oppenhoff has advised Munich-based private equity investor Family Trust on all legal aspects of the acquisition of the outsourcing service provider novia Handels GmbH & Co. KG, which is headquartered in Iserlohn and has subsidiaries in Hong Kong and China.

Investors advised by Family Trust acquired the novia group at the end of 2021. Novia is a full-service manufacturing service provider and global sourcing expert with a focus on zinc and aluminium die-casting. From its Iserlohn headquarters, the company supplies leading OEMs with high-quality individual parts and components, with a focus on the sanitary industry. As a full-service provider, the company assumes the processing steps design and engineering, sourcing and quality control as well as customs handling and delivery. Distribution and engineering is handled at the German site, with the Asian sites in Hong Kong and China handling the manufacturing network.

Family Trust, which is based in Munich, is a private equity investment company founded in 2015 by experienced private equity professionals with an investment focus on medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region.

The Oppenhoff team, led by Till Liebau (Private Equity/M&A), included Marcel Markovic (Private Equity/M&A), Dr. Wolfgang Kotzur (Financing), Anja Dombrowsky, Jennifer Bold (both Employment Law) and Marvin Rochner (Real Estate Law).

Oppenhoff advises Family Trust on a regular basis, most recently, among others, on the acquisition of the Dietsch group, alphaQuest GmbH and of a majority holding in the urban apes group.

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