Noerr advises Swedish JCE Group on acquisition of majority stake in Singer & Sohn


A Noerr team led by Holger Alfes and Robert Korndörfer has advised the Swedish JCE Group on its acquisition of a majority stake in southern German company Singer & Sohn GmbH.

Singer & Sohn GmbH is being taken over through an acquisition vehicle of JCE’s wholly owned subsidiary Viltor AB, a company which focuses on sustainable industrial and product companies. JCE is a private, diversified company based in Gothenburg, with a workforce of 5,000+ on five continents.

JCE invests in both listed and unlisted companies and has a diversified investment portfolio with businesses from the industrial products, digitalisation services and software sectors.

Singer & Sohn GmbH, which is headquartered in Berching near Regensburg, offers automation solutions and processing plants for the European food industry.

The company will be part of Viltor’s food processing and automation division, which made its first acquisition in 2021 when acquiring Octofrost, a Malmö-based company focusing on thermal treatment of food products.

Singer & Sohn GmbH was founded in Berching in 1988 and has built up a renowned customer base over the years. The Singer family remains a minority shareholder in the company.

Advisors to JCE Group/Viltor AB: Noerr Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB

Team lead: Holger Alfes (partner, Capital Markets, Frankfurt), Robert Korndörfer (partner, Private Equity, Munich)

Automotive & New Mobility
Cathrin Wenzel (associated partner), Severin Bauer (senior associate, Frankfurt)

Compliance & Internal Investigations
Thomas Klindt (partner, Munich)

Thorsten Becker (senior associate, Frankfurt)

Employment & Pensions
Tillmann Hecht (partner), Johannes Allmendinger (senior associate, Frankfurt)

Katja Schmitt (senior associate), Natalie Oei (legal advisor, Munich)

Real Estate Investment Group

Isabell Wunder (senior associate, Munich)

Florian-Felix Marquardt (associated partner, Berlin)

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