advised on sale of company

Building Products & Services

Jäger Group

Schrauben-Jäger AG and Werkzeug-Jäger GmbH Germany

has been acuqired by

Serafin Unternehmensgruppe GmbH

Diversified group of companies Germany

IMAP advises the family shareholders of the Jäger Group on the sale to Serafin

Schrauben-Jäger AG, a wholesale specialist for fasteners, complementary products and C-parts management, as well as its subsidiary Werkzeug-Jäger GmbH, a specialized retail company in the tools sector, have been acquired by Serafin Unternehmensgruppe GmbH.


Schrauben Jäger AG & Werkzeug-Jäger GmbH, Karlsruhe, Germany 

Schrauben-Jäger AG was founded in 1956 by Ernst Jäger and has since been managed as a medium-sized family business. The company's philosophy centers on customer service, reliability and quality. Since 1980, Werkzeug-Jäger GmbH completes the product and service offering with a wide range of tools for the handcraft sector. Together, the companies form the Jäger Group, thus creating a leading regional full-service provider in the field of production connecting trade as well as an established partner for customers from the handcraft and industrial sectors. In addition to its headquarters in Karlsruhe, the company has further branches in Illingen, Maulburg, Willstätt and Viernheim in southwestern Germany as well as in Landsberg, near Leipzig. Furthermore, the Jäger Group has a central logistics hub and offers customers an extensive range of products and services.

Serafin Unternehmensgruppe GmbH, Munich, Germany 

Serafin is a diversified group of companies whose philosophy goes back to the 150-year entrepreneurial tradition of the shareholder family. Adhering to the guiding principle “responsibility from tradition", Serafin invests in companies to develop them further in line with all stakeholders. The group generates sales of over EUR 1 billion in total and employs more than 4,500 people. Through previous transactions, Serafin already has a longstanding experience in the fastener and tool sectors. The acquisition of Jäger Group will strengthen this area.


The IMAP team consisting of Karl Fesenmeyer, Katja Schult and Nikolaya Stoilova exclusively advised the Jäger family and the Jäger Group within a structured M&A process and supported them during the negotiations as well as the successful completion of the transaction.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals with an expected closing in the first quarter of 2023.