Harry's Acquires Feintechnik GmbH Eisfeld

Thursday, January 30, 2014

William Blair acted as exclusive financial advisor to Feintechnik GmbH Eisfeld, a portfolio company of Invision Private Equity and Alpine Equity Management, in connection with the sale of Feintechnik to online men’s shaving start-up ADKM Inc. (doing business as “Harry’s”), for an undisclosed amount. The transaction signed on December 21, 2013.

Transaction Highlights

  • Highly strategic acquisition: The acquisition of Feintechnik is highly strategic for Harry’s, a disruptive consumer e-commerce brand seeking an advantage through vertical integration in the highly competitive men’s shaving market. 

  • Trusted source of strategic advice: William Blair has advised Feintechnik since 2011 through a number of strategic initiatives.

About the Companies

Feintechnik is Europe's leading manufacturer and supplier of quality private label razors and razor blades, to leading blue-chip retailers in over 40 countries. The company was founded in 1920 and is based in Eisfeld, Germany.

Harry’s is a New York-based online retailer of high-quality and design-oriented wet shaving products including razor systems, blades, handles and shaving cream. Launched in March 2013, the company was started by the founding team of online eyeglass company Warby Parker.

Invision Private Equity is a leading Switzerland-based private equity firm focusing on small and medium-sized businesses across Europe, particularly in the DACH region. The firm was founded in 1997.

Alpine Equity Management is a leading Austria-based private equity firm founded in 1999.

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