25.04.2017

Luther to advise the Italian Giordano Riello International Group on the takeover of refrigerator wholesaler Novatherm

In late April 2017, Giordano Riello International Group (GRIG) acquired a majority share in Novatherm GmbH domiciled in Ratingen (North-Rhine Westphalia).

Background

In late April 2017, Giordano Riello International Group (GRIG) acquired a majority share in Novatherm GmbH domiciled in Ratingen (North-Rhine Westphalia). In this context, the Italian group of companies engaged the consulting services of the Italian Desk of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft.

The Italian Giordano Riello International Group (GRIG) is the holding company of a diversified group of companies including the AERMEC Group, a global leader in the air conditioning area. GRIG is now acquiring the majority of Novatherm Klimageräte GmbH's shares. The medium-sized company Novatherm is considered one of the leading companies in the German air conditioning market and as a wholesaler it has been supplying customers with air conditioning systems for more than 40 years.

 

Novatherm and AERMEC have been working together in the sales and distribution area for about 25 years. GRIG's acquisition of the majority share will strengthen the two companies' cooperation and consolidate their sales network. This way, AERMEC will moreover secure another market share in the European air conditioning sector. Novatherm's former owner-manager Götz Heymann will keep some of the shares in the company and continue to manage the business in Germany.

 

About Giordano Riello International Group

Giordano Riello International Group has a turnover in excess of EUR 300 million, more than 1,600 employees and eight production facilities. In addition to the air conditioning segment (AERMEC), the various GRIG companies manufacture and sell air treatment products, heat exchangers, electric motors, converters as well as ventilation technology and precision instruments.

 

AERMEC S.p.A. is a global leader for cooling and air conditioning systems with about 650 employees. In Italy, the company holds a market share of approx. 30 percent. In France, Germany, Poland, Russia and Great Britain it is active through its own subsidiaries, and it also offers its products and consulting services around the world through more than 70 international distributors.

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For Giordano Riello International Group

Luther, Mergers & Acquisitions/Italian Desk: <link http: www.luther-lawfirm.com en people adviser dr-eckart-petzold.html external-link-new-window external link in new>Dr Eckart Petzold (Partner, Lead Partner), <link http: www.luther-lawfirm.com en people adviser dr-karl-von-hase.html external-link-new-window external link in new>Dr Karl von Hase (Partner), <link http: www.luther-lawfirm.com en people adviser wolfgang-liebau.html external-link-new-window external link in new>Wolfgang Liebau (Counsel), <link http: www.luther-lawfirm.com en people adviser julian-winn.html external-link-new-window external link in new>Julian Winn, <link http: www.luther-lawfirm.com en people adviser dr-vittorio-cardano.html external-link-new-window external link in new>Dr Vittorio Cardano (all in Düsseldorf)

Luther, Tax Law: <link http: www.luther-lawfirm.com menschen berater ulrich-siegemund.html external-link-new-window external link in new>Ulrich Siegemund (Partner, Frankfurt am Main)

For more information, please contact Luther's <link http: www.luther-lawfirm.com kompetenz international-desks detail italian-desk.html external-link-new-window external link in new>Italian Desk