August 2010

Rothgordt & Cie. unterstützt Barclays Private Equity als Commercial Advisor beim Erwerb der MPS Meat Processing Systems.

We are pleased to inform you that Rothgordt & Cie. acted as Commercial Advisor to Barclays Private Equity on the successful acquisition of MPS Meat Processing Systems from Steadfast Capital.

The transaction marks our fourth successful commercial advisory mandate in 2010 and makes Rothgordt & Cie. the no. 1 consultant in the mergermarket league table Germany.

MPS Meat Processing Systems is the global market leader in the development, production and installation of high-tech slaughtering systems. MPS also designs and installs systems for the portioning, deboning and logistic processing of meat products, as well as effluent treatment systems. With its head office in Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands, the company has completed over 900 system installations in the past 10 years and leads the global market with an estimated 35% market share in both automated and traditional slaughtering systems.

With a successful track record spanning over 25 years and investments in over 400 businesses, Barclays Private Equity is one of Europe's leading mid-market private equity investors. Its buy-out business has a team of 45 investment professionals in eight offices across five countries. Barclays usually invests in businesses with an enterprise value of between €50m and €500m, as a strategic partner alongside management teams, working together to build and realise shareholder value.