Classen Fuhrmanns & Partner advised the shareholders of VulkaTec on sale of all shares to BAUDER

The two private equity funds BE Beteiligungen and Novum Capital sold their shares in the VulkaTec Riebensahm GmbH to the Paul Bauder GmbH & Co. KG. Further sellers were the founding shareholder as well as the managing director Dr. Nicolai von Roenne.

The VulkaTec Riebensahm GmbH ("VulkaTec") was founded in 1986 by Martin and Dirk Riebensahm and is based in Kretz (near Koblenz). It develops and manufactures natural volcanic substrates and distributes these throughout Europe. This includes in particular substrates for roof greening and tree planting as well as for industrial products (such as drinking water and waste water filtration). The company has developed into a European market leader for roof and tree substrates with a turnover of approx. 25 million euros in 2019.

The following advisers of Classen Fuhrmanns & Partner were involved in the transaction for the shareholders: Dr. Dirk Classen (lead), Dr. Achim Fuhrmanns, Frauke Classen, Sarah Fani Yazdi.

Classen Fuhrmanns & Partner had already advised BE Beteiligungen on the acquisition of its shareholding in VulkaTec in 2015.

Most recently Classen Fuhrmanns & Partner advised BE Beteiligungen on its investments in the producer of innovative fashion and accessories Lässig (2020), the provider for cards and printed products sendmoments (2019) and the machine and tool manufacturers Spitznas and Transtools (2017).


Contact for further information:

Dr. Dirk Classen, Classen Fuhrmanns & Partner, Rechtsanwälte, Hohenzollernring 72, 50672 Cologne, phone +49 221/88 88 27 0,,