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Steinbeis M&A, led by Ulrich Praßler, provided comprehensive advice to Kälte Eckert GmbH, Markgröningen, on the acquisition of SOS Klimatechnik GmbH, Königsdorf.
Kälte Eckert GmbH, a portfolio company of VR Equitypartner, specialises in special plant engineering for commercial refrigeration with a focus on large kitchens, industrial refrigeration and air conditioning. In addition, the company is the nationwide technology leader in the field of alternative ecological refrigerants. Its customers include major corporations such as Daimler, UniCredit and LBBW. Founded in 1966 by Horst Eckert, the company is now managed by his sons Michael Eckert and Holger Eckert.
VR Equitypartner is one of the leading equity financiers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Medium-sized family businesses are supported in a goal-oriented manner and with decades of experience in the strategic solution of complex financing issues. Investment opportunities include growth and expansion financing, company successions or shareholder changes. VR Equitypartner offers majority and minority shareholdings as well as mezzanine financing. As a subsidiary of DZ BANK, the central institution of the cooperative banks, VR Equitypartner consistently puts the sustainability of corporate development before short-term exit thinking. VR Equitypartner’s portfolio currently comprises around 100 investments with an investment volume of EUR 500 million.
Founded in 1998, SOS Kältetechnik GmbH specialises in the installation of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump technology and works for commercial, industrial and private customers. The company has a team of highly qualified employees who specialise in optimising the performance of the installed cooling systems and adapting them to customer-specific requirements in an energy-efficient manner. In addition, SOS Kältetechnik GmbH takes care of all maintenance and service work in order to offer customers a comprehensive service at a high level of quality.
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