C&C Bark Metalldruckguss und Formenbau GmbH is a leading supplier of complex magnesium die-cast parts in smaller and medium batch sizes with critical surfaces that meet the toughest possible requirements in terms of tolerances and dimensional precision in the booming lightweight construction sector. High-quality magnesium die-cast parts and components are supplied predominantly to the power tool, optics and motorcycle industries. The company can draw on almost 100 years of experience and has been focused exclusively on magnesium die-casting since 1986. Around 80 employees currently work at its Schörzingen site.
The Torun Metals Group, Istanbul, Turkey, an international group of companies that specialises in die-casting, acquired C&C Bark Metalldruckguss und Formenbau GmbH based in Schörzingen, south-west Germany. C&C Bark Metalldruckguss und Formenbau GmbH is currently in self-administration and was acquired by Torun Bark Magnesium GmbH, in which the Torun Metals Group has a majority share, by way of a reorganisation by transfer (asset deal). This enabled all jobs and the company’s Schörzingen plant to be secured. The transaction was signed and concluded in October 2019.
The Torun Metals Group has an international presence with sales of around EUR 90 million and specialises in die-casting. It currently processes brass, aluminium and stainless steel at production sites in Turkey, the Czech Republic and Germany. The Torun Metals Group has an attractive client base of more than 150 customers, which can be activated in support of C&C Bark’s growth.
benten capital’s role
As part of self-administration proceedings, benten capital was appointed by the shareholders to conduct an M&A process for C&C Bark Metalldruckguss und Formenbau GmbH in order to continue the already adopted differentiation strategy of “producing larger and complex magnesium die-cast parts” in the best possible way. benten promptly initiated a structured, international investor process, addressing the relevant market and gaining several interested partners in a series of intensive negotiations that concluded with the signing of the sale deal. The key factor involved finding a strategic investor that not only had access to international customers but also had high-level, complementary expertise in die-casting. In an intense global bidding process, the sellers ultimately selected the Torun Metals Group as the buyer. The partners at benten capital responsible for the deal were Harald Tomaselli and Dr Frank Schaffrath.