New Financing Facility provided by Metric Capital Partners

New Financing Facility provided by Metric Capital Partners


Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to EQUITA and LMF


Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (“LMF” or the “Company”), a privately held company whose principal shareholders include Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA (“EQUITA”) and LMF management, recently completed a Financing Agreement with funds advised by Metric Capital Partners (“Metric”) at an undisclosed transaction value. Metric’s investment in LMF will support further international growth.

LMF is a leading manufacturer of made to order high pressure reciprocating (“piston”) compressors for natural gases, process gases and air. LMF’s compression solutions are provided for a range of high pressure niche applications in the oil and gas industry as well as for selected industrial applications. LMF compressor systems are used within the entire oil & gas value chain ranging from upstream to downstream. LMF principally focuses on premium specification, quality, service and the best price/performance characteristics. LMF is headquartered in Leobersdorf, Austria, and has sales and service operations in China and Germany.

EQUITA is an independent private equity company unaffiliated to banks. EQUITA, which emerged from the long-standing entrepreneurial tradition of the Harald Quandt family, generally acquires majority stakes in medium-sized companies in the German-speaking markets. With combined capital commitments of approximately €450 million (Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA, Equita GmbH & Co. Covest KGaA) and no fixed time frames, EQUITA is able to pursue long-term investments. EQUITA is headquartered in Bad Homburg, Germany.

Metric is a pan-European private capital fund manager providing primary and secondary capital solutions (including debt refinancing) to mid-market corporates. Metric typically invests in companies with an enterprise value between €50 million ($70 million) and €500 million ($700 million). Metric Capital Partners is headquartered in London, England.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Michael Wolff +49 (0) 69 130 149 49
Paul Bail +44 (0) 207 667 8271
Nick Sealy +44 (0) 207 667 8370
Joe Packee +1 (414) 298-7644
Anthony Siu +86 21 61820980
New Financing Facility provided by Metric Capital Partners
December 2013
Leobersdorfer Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG
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