PALFINGER acquires Ratcliff

We advised PALFINGER

HSCie Customer

PALFINGER AG, Salzburg, Austria
For years already, PALFINGER has been amongst the leading manufacturers of hydraulic lifting, loading and handling systems.

Companies involved

Ratcliff Ltd., Welwyn Garden City, Herts, UK
Ratcliff in the UK introduced the tail lift principle after World War Two and is the undisputed market leader in terms of technology and quantity.


PALFINGER acquired Ratcliff entirely from its original family owners. This allowed PALFINGER to strengthen its own international product portfolio and to take over market leadership in the UK.


HSCie advised PALFINGER on the acquisition process, in particular regarding valuation, due diligence and negotiations.

Year: 2005
Transaction value: Not published
Industry: Engineering and plant construction
Business field: Mergers & Acquisitions

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