WMF AG, Geislingen, Germany
EUR 901.6m (2010)
Capvis (majority), public shareholders (exchange listed)
WMF, with registered office in Geislingen, Germany, is a leading manufacturer of table and kitchenware for private households. In the professional catering sector WMF is a leading equipment supplier worldwide with a strong market position particularly in the market for high-quality coffee machines.
In summer 2006 Capvis bought the shares held by Deutsche Bank, Württembergische Lebensversicherung and Munich Re and, following the close of the takeover bid, now holds the majority of common shares.
In 2012 WMF was sold to KKR.