LERG S.A. (LERG) has acquired a total of 76 per cent of WeButex Kunststoffbearbeitung GmbH
(WeButex), one of the best-known processors of thermoset laminates. The German company will
become a part of the chemical-industry LERG Group.
WeButex, founded in 2008, is a thriving company. It currently employs more than 120 people. The head
office is located in Roding, Germany, about 170 km from Munich. The company, which originated as a
start-up fifteen years ago, has proven itself as an international leader in the processing of thermoset
laminates. WeButex sells its products in both Europe and Asia.
LERG is one of the most prominent resin manufacturers in Poland. The company’s activities include the
development and manufacture of high-quality phenolic and epoxy resins for the production of chemical
products and technical laminates. Additionally, LERG acquired IZO-ERG – one of the most prestigious
technical laminates companies in Europe, a long-standing partner of WeButex and its largest supplier
of thermoset products – in 2020.
In addition to its manufacturing and export sales activities, LERG has its own research and development
facilities and collaborates with a number of research centres. The company is characterised by a high
growth rate, which in recent years has resulted in the creation of a strong, diversified chemical group
with a global reach.
The shareholders of Webutex were advised by a team of Ferox Legal (Frankfurt) led by M&A partner
Dr. Johannes Weisser. LERG was advised by SSW Pragmatic Solutions (Warszaw) and GÖRG
(Cologne) as legal advisors and by Pekao IB as financial advisors.