De Metz advises H.T.P. Investments on the controlled auction sale of REUM


H.T.P. Investments has sold its 100% subsidiary REUM Kunststoff- und Metalltechnik GmbH, located in Hardheim, Germany, through a controlled auction. REUM is a specialist supplier of plastic and metal car interior components to leading OEM’s in the German automotive industry. The purchaser is German based Grammer AG, a strategic party and leading producer of seating systems for commercial vehicles, listed at SDAX, Frankfurt. De Metz (Peter Visser and Bart de Metz) acted for H.T.P. Investments. Click here for press release.


Since its foundation in 1990 the Dutch investment company HTP Investments BV (HTP) is constantly seeking for outstanding investment opportunities. HTP focuses on companies in special situations, promising start-ups as well as mature companies with a compelling value/growth preposition. As the owner of these companies, HTP supports the management in restructuring if needed, strategic decision making, attracting new management talent and reorganizing the firm’s financial structure. HTP has a comprehensive and proven track record in various sectors, having successfully completed more than 50 transactions since it was formed. The mostly “old economy” portfolio companies have strong products and have achieved a leading position in their respective markets   The approach pursued by HTP is entrepreneurial in nature. As active shareholders, Wim de Pundert and Klaas Meertens follow a hands-on approach and are directly involved in the business of the portfolio companies. Decisions are not delegated to portfolio managers. HTP’s approach leads to a quick investment decision process, high levels of flexibility and transparent communications to all stakeholders. HTP acts more like a “family office” than a typical private equity company. HTP only invests the funds of the partners Wim de Pundert and Klaas Meertens. HTP is not subject to any restrictions with regard to the amount invested or the period over which investments are held. Furthermore HTP has no specific expectations in terms of return on investment. HTP expands the activities of its portfolio companies both through organic growth and further acquisitions (buy & build strategy).