August 21, 2018
Mergers and Acquisitions
GCA Advises Deutsche Beteiligungs AG Fund VI on the Sale of Its Investment in Cleanpart to Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
GCA is pleased to announce we advised Deutsche Beteiligungs AG Fund VI on the successful sale of its investment in Cleanpart to Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation.
Cleanpart Group GmbH is a provider of advanced engineering services to the semiconductor industry. The company maintains process-critical components in machines that are primarily used in the production of logic chips, memory chips and comparable components. These components must be regularly decontaminated, cleaned and coated to ensure that they meet the extreme purity and performance requirements in the production processes of chip manufacturers. The components are serviced at the company’s own facilities, which are located near major customers in the US, Germany and France.
Like Cleanpart, Mitsubishi Chemical’s subsidiary Shinryo Corporation is a service provider for the semiconductor industry with a similar portfolio. Shinryo primarily supplies its services at different process stages in the semiconductor industry and only operates in Japan, Taiwan and China.
Cleanpart will contribute its European business and its US sites to the partnership and will capitalize on Shinryo’s strong market presence in Asia. Both Cleanpart and Shinryo will benefit from an expanded service portfolio.
Dr. Udo Nothelfer, Chairman of the Cleanpart Board of Management, commented: “Mitsubishi Chemical is the ideal partner for us and a sound harbor, since the two companies are a good technological and geographic fit.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.