BMH Bräutigam & Partner advises APRICUM on the sale of FHF-Group to Cooper Industries

The diversified global manufacturer of electrical components and tools Cooper Industries plc with 2011 revenues of USD 5,4 billion, one of the oldest major companies of the United States has purchased the FHF-Group of companies headquartered in Mülheim/Ruhr from APRICUM CAPITAL GmbH.

The FHF-Group of companies consisting mainly of the companies Funke + Huster Fernsig GmbH and FHF Bergbautechnik GmbH & Co. KG as well as subsidiaries in the United States, Singapore and China is a worldwide leading manufacturer and distributor of hazardous and industrial telephones, signaling devices and mining communication systems. APRICUM is a privately owned industrial holding company being also the owner of the Metrawatt-Group of companies head quartered in Nurnberg. Simultaneously with the take-over of FHF-Group of companies, the purchaser Cooper was in turn taken over by the US-American industrial giant Eaton Corp in a transaction with a volume of USD 11,8 billion.