August 27, 2021
Translink advises Starmatik shareholders on the sale of a minority stake to Trumpf Group
Translink announces today the sale of a minority stake in Starmatik to Trumpf Group as part of a strategic partnership between the companies in a transaction that was completed in August 2021.
Trumpf Group is a German multinational and a world leader in the field of machine tools and electronics for industrial applications, with a particular focus on sheet metal processing. Starmatik S.r.l. is a company specialized in the design and production of industrial automation.
The strategic partnership will unlock significant design, industrial and commercial synergies between the two companies, allowing Starmatik to access a global sales and after-sales service network, and the Trumpf Group to expand its offer with highly advanced solutions that are customized for specific customer needs.
Starmatik was advised by Translink in Italy, as financial advisor, with a team led by Gerardo Dal Piva (Associate Partner), assisted by Alberto Furlan (Associate) in coordination with Translink in Germany – Andreas Hüchting (Partner). Legal assistance was provided by Alessio Vianello and Simone Cecchinato from MDA Studio Legale.
Starmatik, founded in 1996 and based in Spresiano (Italy), designs and manufactures automation systems capable of managing complex manufacturing processes, that improves the production efficiency of personnel and ensuring a high-quality standard of products. Starmatik is internationally recognized as one of the companies with the best know-how in the design of customized systems for sheet metal processing.
About Trumpf Group
Trumpf Group, a German multinational is a world leader in the field of machine tools and electronics for industrial applications. The Group has sales of some € 3.5 billion and branches in over 70 countries on five continents and is a world leading manufacturer of laser bending, punching and welding equipment for flexible sheet and tube processing.
Translink Corporate Finance GmbH & Co. KG with its offices in Frankfurt and Bremen covers Translink’s business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. It is composed of seasoned finance and M&A professionals who have in-depth experience in a variety of sectors and disciplines.
Translink Strempel & Co. is the partner firm of Translink Corporate Finance in Italy composed of seasoned finance professionals who have matured extensive experience in a variety of sectors and disciplines within some of the most important players both nationally and internationally in industry, finance and management consulting.
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