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CWS Cleanrooms acquires German cleanroom specialist GOREX

Dusseldorf – CFI is delighted to announce that it has acted as the exclusive corporate finance advisor to CWS Cleanrooms in the acquisition of GOREX Gebäudemanagement GmbH, a company specializing in cleanroom and laboratory cleaning.

“The acquisition is another milestone in the implementation of CWS Cleanrooms’ growth strategy. It allows us to further expand the cleanroom cleaning business, close local gaps and thus further complete our full-service offering, consisting of clothing, training, consumables and on-site service,” says Markus Schad, Managing Director CWS Cleanrooms.

Following the succesful acquisition of Dutch cleanroom specialist WERO in 2021, CFI and CWS extended their collaboration and discussed potential targets for a market expansion in Germany. CFI initiated the discussions with GOREX, introduced CWS’s cleanroom cleaning strategy, advised on valuation and coordinated the due diligence. This ultimately resulted in a successful transaction closed on July 1st, 2022.

 

About CWS

CWS Cleanrooms is Europe’s first supplier of a complete offering of cleanroom services. The range is divided into products and services from the areas of hygiene, mats, workwear, fire protection, cleanroom, and health and care. With its service model, the company pursues the basic idea of a circular economy in all areas: Materials are reduced, reused several times and reprocessed in a resource-saving manner. CWS summarizes this understanding of sustainability and all related activities under one central guiding principle: Think Circular!

CWS is a brand of CWS International GmbH and its subsidiaries. The group is currently located in 15 countries. CWS International GmbH and its subsidiaries are a 100 percent holding of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH.

 

About GOREX

GOREX has been operating successfully on the market for around 20 years and sees itself as a specialist for building cleaning, particularly in the area of cleanroom and laboratory cleaning. GOREX was founded by Mr. Goran Cupic and Mrs. Lidija Cupic, the headquarter is in Unterhaching near Munich. Its customers include top medium-sized and international companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, electronics, food and medical technology industries. GOREX focuses on long-term and successful cooperation with its customers.

 

This transaction closed on 1 July 2022.

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