Automotive: Case Study
CDP Aluminiumtechnik GmbH & Co. KG

With 130 employees, CDP Aluminiumtechnik ranks among the technology leaders for weight-reduced safety chassis components for the passenger vehicle industry. Customers are OEMs such as BMW and Volkswagen. In 2004, CDP had sales around €35 million.

One of the major tasks in this sales mandate – besides maximizing transaction proceeds – was to secure the future existence of the German facility. After ten months of intensive negotiations, the family shareholders of CDP sold 100% of their shares to Bharat Forge Ltd., Pune, India. C▪H▪Reynolds advised the sellers and successfully bridged the cultura