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DORDA advises leading door and window manufacturer JELD-WEN on its acquisition of Domoferm

Thursday, 22 February 2018

DORDA's head of Corporate/M&A Martin Brodey and his team advised a subsidiary of JELD-WEN Holding, Inc., one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, on the strategic acquisition of Austrian Domoferm Group of Companies (“Domoferm”), from the Holding company Domoferm International GmbH. DORDA acted as lead counsel in the cross-border transaction which involved other jurisdictions including Germany, Poland, and Czech Republic. The transaction was signed last year in 11 October 2017 and closed on February 19, 2018. The terms of the acquisition remain confidential.

JELD-WEN is one of the world’s largest door and window manufacturers, operating over 120 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries located primarily in North America, Europe and Australia.

Domoferm is a leading European provider of steel doors is based in Austria, with over 1,000 employees at four manufacturing sites in Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

Martin Brodey on the transaction:” Working with JELD-WEN and supporting them in their European product line expansion was a great pleasure. We had an excellent cooperation with their team who was extremely efficient enabling a smooth and straight to the point transaction.”

The DORDA team advising the buyer JELD-WEN was led by Martin Brodey (partner, Corporate/M&A) and consisted of partners Bernhard Rieder (Partner Corporate/M&A), Christian Ritschka (Partner, M&A) as well as associates Lukas Schmidt, Heinrich Doczy and Florian Mayer (all Corporate/M&A).

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