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French automotive provider Delfingen stated it had entered into exclusive negotiations with German automotive industrial team Schlemmer to purchase, amongst other property, its factory in Romania, a media report stated.

The sale of the factory in Romania was element of a larger divestment bundle which involved functions in Europe and Africa, Delfingen stated in a statement cited by Serbia’s SeeNews.com.

The report stated the corporations covered by the M&A deal have a turnover of about EUR100m (US$114m), utilize one,000 men and women and consist of 5 factories positioned in Romania, Germany, Russia, Morocco and Tunisia. The two latter plants are joint ventures.

Schlemmer Romania’s factory in Carei, in Satu Mare county, employs 345 and was proven in 2005, according to info posted on the finance ministry’s web-site, cited by SeeNews.com.

In 2018, it posted a internet gain of twelve.2m lei (US$two.9m/EUR2.5m), down 36% yr on yr, on a turnover of 154.7m lei, up 16%, the finance ministry info confirmed.

Delfingen reportedly stated the acquisition would help it to consolidate its market share in Europe, to bolster its proximity to German motor vehicle producers and devices suppliers, and to pool exploration and enhancement efforts to assist the transition of the automotive sector in direction of hybrid and electric powertrains.

The report stated the acquisition could be productive inside a few months while the legal documentation is finalised and circumstances are fulfilled.

If done, the M&A would be financed by financial debt elevated from Delfingen’s latest money associates, the French corporation included.

SeeNews.com observed that, faced with operational and money challenges, Schlemmer was put in preliminary individual bankruptcy proceedings on 19 December, 2019 by the Munich industrial court docket, a course of action confirmed on one March, 2020, according to the statement.

Delfingen specialises in automotive electrical cable protection and had a turnover of EUR230m in 2019.

The corporation presently operates two factories in Romania, in Arad and Negoiesti, SeeNews.com stated. 

At international level, the team operates in 20 international locations with 26 plants.

Schlemmer is a German industrial team specialising in cable protection and the manufacture of injection moulded components for the automotive industry, the report included.