Feintool has completed a carve-out and sale of its fine blanking machine business to Certina Group

Zurich – CFI is pleased to announce that it acted as exclusive financial advisor Feintool in the carve-out and sale of its fine blanking machine business to Certina Group.

Feintool International Holding AG is an international technology and market leader in the fine blanking, forming and e-sheet stamping technologies for processing steel sheets.

As a system supplier, Feintool Technologie AG offers economical system solutions in the area of fine blanking and forming. It is internationally represented with its own mechanical engineering, customer service and sales in Lyss (CH), Rapperswil-Jona (CH), Cincinnati (USA) as well as Shanghai (CN) and supplies customers worldwide with press and molding systems.

The acquirer, CERTINA, takes an operational investment approach, targeting companies undergoing transformation in niche manufacturing, specialised construction and IT sectors. In this transaction, Certina Group has signed an acquisition agreement with Feintool International Holding AG for Feintool Technologie AG as well as its global subsidiaries. Feintool and CERTINA have also agreed on close technological cooperation, particularly in the area of hydrogen technologies, and Feintool will retain a strategic minority stake in order to facilitate this.

“The sale of the capital goods business enables us to concentrate on and further develop our core competencies in the field of technological processes fine blanking, forming and electro-lamination stamping. This includes everything from state-of-the-art tooling solutions across the entire process chain to innovative product solutions for electric motors. With the new owner’s industry connections and experience as a sustainable investor, the capital goods business will have excellent development opportunities,” explains Torsten Greiner, CEO of the Feintool Group.

This transaction closed on 7 June 2023.

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