ox8 Corporate Finance successfully advised FST Feuer-Schutz-Technik R+D GmbH on the sale to Kolektor Insulation GmbH. FST develops and produces innovative solutions for preventive structural fire protection. The company is located in Stuttgart and specializes not only in fire protection, but also in heat and noise insulation. Since 2008, Kolektor Insulation belongs to the Kolektor-Group based in Idrija, Slovenia, and currently employs more than 5,000 staff members worldwide. Taking over FST is part of Kolektor Insulation’s plan to widen their service portfolio acquiring yet another fire protection company.
„Besides organic growth this acquisition is part of our corporate strategy 2017-2021. Along with that, we expect further positive development of all our product brands. After acquiring the entire operating business activities of Pyro-Fox in 2017, a new chapter opens up for us. The products of FST in combination with their customer base form the ideal enhancement to our existing division specializing in fire and noise protection. We plan on proceeding with further sustainable cross-industry expansions“, claims CEO Rado Starc (Kolektor Insulation GmbH).
„I am highly convinced that Kolektor Insulation and FST are a successful match as partners. Together, we will complement each other’s product portfolios and further develop existing products and services. After more than 40 years of market expertise in fire protection it was a significant concern to us to hand over our clients to an experienced, strategic investor“comments Reinhold Drosselmeyer, former CEO of FST. “ox8 Corporate Finance supported us as an excellent advisor throughout the entire transaction process, working with an impressive level of efficiency“, Drosselmeyer states.
About FST Feuer-Schutz-Technik R+D GmbH (www.fst-brandschutz.de)
FST develops and produces innovative solutions for preventive structural fire protection. Their portfolio includes products for cable, pipe and combination penetration seals as well as fire prevention functional interiors. One of their signature products is the combination penetration seal „FST-Kombibox“, which is fully approved by building authorities and allows a joint implementation of electric lines and pipelines.
About Kolektor Insulation GmbH (www.kolektor-insulation.com)
Since 2008, Kolektor Insulation belongs to the Kolektor-Group based in Idrija, Slovenia. The Kolektor-Group currently occupies 5,000 employees worldwide. Their revenue amounts to 750 million Euros. With 35 subsidiaries, the Kolektor-Group is active in three major industries: automotive, construction trade and energy. Amongst other German companies that are part of the Kolektor Group, Kolektor Insulation specializing in fire, heat and noise prevention is a vital part of their construction engineering portfolio. Kolektor Insulation is located in Stuttgart and offers unique product brands such as Missel, Pyro-Fox, KaRo, PERO, Miss-Flex and now also FST.
About ox8 Corporate Finance (www.ox8-cf.com)
ox8 Corporate Finance is an independent corporate finance boutique founded in 2018 by experienced M&A specialists. Corporate finance advisory services are offered with a focus on M&A as well as Growth Capital in the Software/ Saas, Digital Commerce, Technology/ IT services and Healthcare sectors. The team has an excellent international network to financial investors and strategic buyers. ox8 Corporate Finance has offices in Frankfurt am Main and Aschaffenburg.