EMS Schwanenmühle Group

The company

EMS Schwanenmühle Group develops, produces and sells electric specialty products for high-voltage current applications used in electricity generation, electricity distribution and in industrial contexts. The company also develops and sells power rail systems to customers all over the world.

The company has production facilities in Germany and Poland and generated sales of more than € 60 million with a headcount of approximately 220 employees in 2017.

The transaction

In December 2012, capiton acquired the majority of the shares from the founding partners in the context of an MBO. With the transaction that has now been closed, capiton and the minority shareholders sold its shareholdings to a Luxembourg-based Family Office. The parties have agreed not to disclose further details of the transaction.


capiton was advised by CMS Hasche Sigle (legal) as well as Ernst & Young (tax).