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Carlsquare advises Korn GmbH during the acquisition of shares from the Canadian company TGWT

9 Jul 2018

Moritz Haltermann, CEO of German company Korn GmbH, is proud to announce that the company has just acquired 37% share capital of its long-standing partner, the Canadian company TGWT.

Korn and TGWT, which had already been bound for several years by an intellectual property sharing contract, decided to join forces to accelerate their conquest of the world. The boiler water treatment chemicals market is projected to grow from USD 2.68 Billion in 2017 to USD 4.35 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 10.1% from 2017 to 2022 according to a recent MarketsandMarkets™ report. This transaction, approved by TGWT’s Board of Directors in May 2017, was aimed at strengthening TGWT’s shareholder structure by adding a strategic industrial partner. Korn GmbH thus acquired the shares of a portion of the minority shareholders.

“There are many synergies following this agreement, particularly in terms of market development through the pooling of our partner and distributor networks in North America and Europe,” said Louis-Philippe Cloutier, Chairman and CEO of TGWT. “Our research and development collaboration will also increase. Several operational aspects can be shared to strengthen and develop best practices for the benefit of our customers,” added Moritz Haltermann, Chairman and CEO of Korn GmbH.

TGWT and Korn specialize in green chemistry. Their flagship product is used for steam boiler water treatment. The unique benefits of using this product are energy, water and greenhouse gas savings, without capital investment. For example, last year TGWT won the Energia award, which highlighted the savings of more than CAD 900,000 made without capital investment between May 2011 and May 2015 by a client plant, Cascades Containerboard Packaging – Cabano. The business model of the two companies is similar. TGWT and Korn serve their local market directly by selling and servicing water treatment for steam boilers, closed systems and cooling towers. Outside their respective countries, Canada and Germany, they have developed a network of water treatment company partners, who distribute and offer the range of purified tannin products developed by TGWT and Korn, in the United States, Mexico and several European countries.

About Korn GmbH

KORN GmbH is located in Hamburg, Germany. Since 1932, they have developed, produced and marketed high-performance water treatment products for boilers and cooling systems that are environmentally friendly and extremely efficient, “made in Germany” quality.

About TGWT

TGWT is based in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 2005, better known as “The Tannin Guys®”, provides greener technologies to help customers optimizing their steam boiler and cooling system efficiency and asset protection

About Carlsquare

Carlsquare – a partner-led corporate finance boutique – supports companies and their shareholders in the implementation of strategic goals and offers integrated cross-border M[&]A advice for medium-sized transactions. Carlsquare is represented in Europe with 60 employees in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Stockholm and London. Globalscope has 55 partner companies in 46 countries with over 600 professionals worldwide.

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