News 22. 1. 2016

Invitation to express interest in the acquisition of a majority shareholding in MLM, d. d., Slovenia

MLM d.d. (“MLM” or “the Company”) is a highly renowned manufacturer of mechanically-treated aluminum die-casts and forged semi-products made out of copper alloys. MLM’s broad client portfolio mainly comprises European OEMs and Tier 1/Tier 2 automotive suppliers. The Company’s highly integrated production is carried out in two adjacent locations in Slovenia and is organized through three profit centers (Aluminum die casting & machining, Tools and Forgings). The Company forecasts to generate sales of approx. EUR 40m in 2015 whereby sale of aluminum die castings represents the majority of revenues. As a preferred supplier of die casting components, MLM represents a compelling investment opportunity to acquire a major supplier to the European automotive industry with comprehensive product portfolio and long lasting relationships to its blue-chip customer base.


The shareholders of MLM, namely DUTB, d.d. (67,24%) and Republic of Slovenia (32,73%) together “the Sellers” , are considering a disposal of the majority of the shares (99.97%) in the Company (inc. refinancing) and/or MLM’s core business units.


Ernst & Young (“EY”) has been appointed to act as a sole financial advisor to the Sellers. For any additional information regarding the aforementioned transaction, please contact Mr Stephan Hellmann, Ernst & Young Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft GmbH, Mergenthalerallee 10-12, 65760 Eschborn/Frankfurt/Main, Germany, Phone: +49 6196 996 25030, E-mail: or Mr Luka Vesnaver, Ernst & Young Svetovanje d.o.o., Dunajska cesta 111, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, Phone: +386 1 583 1700, E-mail: All inquiries concerning the potential acquisition of the Company are to be addressed exclusively and directly to the EY employees listed above. Under no circumstances shall a potential investor or his advisors contact any shareholders, employees, management, customers, competitors or other stakeholders of the Company or provide any third parties with any information on this proposed transaction unless explicitly permitted under the confidentiality agreement signed by such potential investor.

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