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Teufel & Gerlach GmbH ? Company sale


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About the company 

Since the foundation of the company in 1921, the idea of quality has been in the foreground. Surgical instruments are manufactured with skilled craftsmanship by a qualified and long-standing workforce.
Despite the upcoming challenges in the medical technology sector, the third generation of the entrepreneurial family was able to position and develop the company for the future.

The task 

Sale 100% of the GmbH shares due to age-related succession of the shareholders.

KERN accompanied the process from the preparation of the sale, the search for the purchase candidates to the sales negotiations.

The task began with the preparation of the sale, followed by the search for purchase candidates as well as their screening and finally ended with the support of the sales negotiations, up to the successful conclusion of the purchase contract.
The entrepreneurial families were particularly concerned with continuing their life's work and, above all, securing the jobs of their long-serving employees.
After an intensive monitoring process that was repeatedly stalled by the ongoing pandemic, the project was successfully implemented.

What the client says about the project


Bernd Gerlach, Managing Director:

?I was guided through the process by Mr. Rehfuß in a very professional and far-sighted manner from the very beginning.

In this context, I would like to emphasise the wealth of experience and the technical expertise as well as the personal commitment. Mr Rehfuß supported me competently and professionally at every stage of the company takeover. Even difficult phases were successfully and promptly overcome. I was always proactively informed and could always rely on a solution by Mr Rehfuß even in difficult negotiation situations.

The advice & support was important and helped me in all aspects of this very complex issue and so I would therefore like to give my unqualified recommendation.

Happy to come back anytime!"


Rainer Gerlach, Managing Director:

Mr. Rehfuß from KERN convinced us from the moment we met him and we were more than confirmed in our choice - especially when measured by the result. We were accompanied in all steps in a highly committed and extremely professional manner. Particularly noteworthy is the sensitivity to our needs and the excellent moderation in this challenging task for us. We would entrust Mr. Rehfuß with such a sensitive task again at any time and can only advise every entrepreneur to turn to him."

About the buyer

The buyer is a traditional family business from the direct medical technology environment.

"By deciding to take over Teufel & Gerlach GmbH, we are consolidating our position in the market and have the means to sustainably meet the challenges of the industry. We look forward to further development with the Teufel & Gerlach GmbH team."