Advised on Sale of Division


J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG,

Exhaust technology and vehicle heaters Germany

Acquired Division

Ricardo Deutschland GmbH,

Exhaust Manufacturing Division Germany

Advised Ricardo Deutschland GmbH on the sale of Prototechnik to J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG

J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG has acquired the Prototechnik exhaust manufacturing business of Ricardo Deutschland GmbH – a subsidiary of Ricardo plc based in England – by taking over the assets and 80 employees. The newly founded Prototechnik GmbH & Co. KG will be extended to setup a competence center for lightweight design and customized volume production in Schwaebisch Gmuend. Prototechnik will continue to run its existing business. It will act and operate on the market as an independent company.

J. Eberspächer GmbH & Co. KG, Esslingen, Germany

A global leader in the fields of exhaust technology and vehicle heaters with 43 subsidiaries in 19 countries.

Ricardo Deutschland GmbH, Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany

A subsidiary of Ricardo plc, a leading provider of technology, product innovation, engineering solutions and strategic consulting to the world's automotive, transport and energy industries.


IMAP initiated the transaction on behalf of Ricardo, approached the buyer and handled the transaction in all its phases.