We advised the family office of the Dortmund line of the Knauf family on their strategic investment in the leading specialist for superior designer fittings and accessories, the Dornbracht Group.
Through the investment in the company that is now registered as Dornbracht AG & Co. KG, the entrepreneurial family Knauf becomes the majority owner of Dornbracht. Andreas Dornbracht, who has been half owner of the group until now, is withdrawing from the company, while his brother Matthias Dornbracht is moving to the head of the supervisory board.
Headquartered in Iserlohn, Germany, Dornbracht is a leading specialist in superior designer fittings and accessories for bathrooms, spas and kitchens. The company was founded in 1950 and today is internationally active with its product portfolio available in more than 125 markets.
The Knauf family office was advised by an Orrick team led by Düsseldorf-based M&A and private equity partner Wilhelm Nolting-Hauff. The team also included partners Christian Schröder (data privacy IT/IP, Düsseldorf) and Lars Mesenbrink (antitrust, Düsseldorf) as well as associates Hayat Makhloufi (M&A and private equity, Düsseldorf) and Dennis Schmidt (data privacy IT/IP, Düsseldorf).