Rödl & Partner advises KECK GmbH on the acquisition of International Exhibition Services Inc. (“IES”)

Dec 17, 2018

Atlanta, GA

Rödl & Partner has advised KECK GmbH in its acquisition of 100% of the shares of IES, an international trade show and exhibition service provider (Vancouver, Canada). Rödl & Partner’s U.S. transaction services-team led by Frank Breitenfeldt acted as the exclusive financial advisor to KECK. Key service areas included buy-side financial due diligence, deal advisory during negotiations and purchase contract drafting assistance. The transaction was completed on September 12, 2018.

This acquisition will strengthen KECK’s position in the North American trade show and exhibition market and will allow for future growth through combined knowledge and group synergies.

About KECK

With over 30 years of experience and 170 employees, KECK is regarded as a specialist for unusual exhibition stands, foyers, events and showrooms, so that authentic brand worlds are created for companies – worldwide. Service levels comprise every aspect of the customer’s appearance – from initial conceptual strategy and planning through to the implementation of all the details for a unique brand experience.

About IES

IES, with its facility in Vancouver, Canada, offers professional exhibition display management, innovative design and superior construction. The company specializes in the manufacturing of custom wood furniture, commercial cabinets and wooden countertops for the trade show, fairs and exhibition market in North America and selected international locations.

Advisors to KECK GmbH

Rödl & Partner Atlanta
Frank Breitenfeldt, WP, StB, CPA, Partner – Head of Transaction Services USA (Project Lead)
Christian Haverney, CPA, CFA, Associate Partner
Kai Seidel, Associate


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