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Oak Hill Advisors buys DGH Group out of administration

6 Jan 2014

car headlightsq_lrgOak Hill Advisors and OHorizons Global have bought German company DGH Group, which supplies aluminium and magnesium high pressure die casting components to the automotive industry.

Oak Hill said that it has bought Druckguss Heidenau, Druckguss Hof and Zerspanungs-und Industrie-technik Dohna, which filed for insolvency in 2012, out of administration via DGH Group, a newly formed entity.

The company currently operates two manufacturing facilities located in Dohna and Hof, Germany. Its customers include Audi, VW, BMW, Getrag, Getrag Ford Transmissions, and Mann+Humme.

Oak Hill partner Jeffrey Kirt said, “We are very excited about the potential of the DGH-Group assets and delighted to be partnering with OHorizons Global.

“It is our hope that this will be the first of multiple acquisitions we will be making with OHorizons Global in the European automotive industry.”

Recent private equity deals in Germany included Saints Capital’s acquisition of 20 separate assets from Munich-based venture and growth equity firm Star Ventures Funds.

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