WMF AG, Geislingen, Germany

 

Capvis participation:

2006

Transaction tpye:

Shareholder Buyout

Sales:

EUR 901.6m (2010)

Staff:

5'981 (2010)

Ownership structure:

Capvis (majority), public shareholders (exchange listed)

 

www.wmf.com

 

 

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, W├╝rttembergische 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.