November 2012

Rothgordt & Cie. unterstützt Equistone Partners Europe Limited als Commercial Advisor beim Erwerb der Sunrise Medical LLC.

We are pleased to inform you that Rothgordt & Cie. acted as the commercial advisor to Equistone Partners Europe Limited on the acquisition of Sunrise Medical LLC.

Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the development, design, production and distribution of manual wheelchairs, power wheelchairs, motorized scooters and both standard and customized seating and positioning systems. Sunrise Medical manufactures products in facilities in the United States, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, and China, and markets them under the QUICKIE, SOPUR, ZIPPIE, BREEZY, STERLING and JAY proprietary brands. Products are sold through a network of homecare medical product providers or distributors in more than 130 countries. The company is headquartered in Malsch, Germany with North American headquarters in Fresno, CA, and employs 1,600 associates worldwide.

Equistone Partners Europe Limited is an independent investment firm owned and managed by the former executives of Barclays Private Equity. Equistone acquired the management company of Barclays Private Equity from Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC, in November 2011. The Company is one of Europe’s leading investors in mid-market buyouts with a successful track record spanning over 30 years, with more than 350 transactions completed in this period. Equistone has a strong focus on change of ownership deals and aims to invest between €25m and €125m of equity in businesses with enterprise values of between €50m and €300m. The Company has a team of 33 investment professionals operating across France, Germany, Switzerland and the U.K., investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams.