WMF AG, Geislingen, Germany


Capvis participation:


Transaction tpye:

Shareholder Buyout


EUR 901.6m (2010)


5'981 (2010)

Capvis divestment:

Sold to KKR in 2012





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.