On acquisition of Marles Hiše Maribor

“With a strong legal advisor in our team, we were able to focus on important matters”

Janez Škrubej, Partner at Invera Equity Partners, on acquisition of Marles Hiše Maribor and choosing the right legal support.

Invera Equity Partners acquired 58.2% stake in Marles Hiše Maribor, Slovenian manufacturer of custom-made prefabricated houses.

Our colleagues from Ketler & Partners, member of Karanovic team, including Senior Partner Marko Ketler, Senior Associates Petra Lipovšek and Živa Nučič and Junior Associate Monika Jejčič, advised Invera Equity Partners on this acquisition.

In an interview for CEE In-House Matter, Janez Škrubej, Partner at Invera Equity Partners, explained that the fund, headquartered in the Netherlands, is focused on the region of Southeastern Europe, and aims to further strengthen the position of the company and its operations in the existing markets (Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Germany).

Commenting on Marles deal, Škrubej said that the oldest and the largest Slovenian manufacturer of wooden prefabricated houses/buildings for more than 50 years has been a synonym for prefabricated houses, not only in Slovenia but also in the ex-Yu region.

“Throughout its history, there were 27,000+ individual wooden prefabricated buildings and 380+ kindergartens and schools constructed in Marles production, sold across multiple markets. We believe that the sector of prefabricated buildings is very attractive due to its green component, ESG as well as future trends in the construction industry”, he added.

Even though Invera Equity Partners has extensive experience in deal-making, the company wanted to have highly experienced legal advisors on their side.

“We wanted to have a strong legal advisor in our team and since we know and have great past experience with Marko Ketler, we decided to engage his team. Marko also showed very strong personal dedication to the project, which is always important in such deals”, said Skrubej.

Marko Ketler: “We were delighted to advise Invera Equity Partners on their first acquisition in Slovenia and wish them a lot of success in further growth of the business at Marles.”

The information in this document does not constitute legal advice on any particular matter and is provided for general informational purposes only.