Buying companies

  • CLAAS (FR): Complete takeover and integration of the tractor division from Renault *
  • CLAAS (CN): Complete takeover of a Chinese agricultural machinery manufacturer *

Selling businesses

  • CLAAS (DE): Sale of production technology division to MBB and DBAG *
  • Gerry Weber (DE): Sale of the “Halle 29” fashion complex to a Zech Group company

Company value & performance

  • CLAAS (DE): Management of the group-wide improvement program "Fitness 2010" *
  • Fritzmeier Umwelttechnik (DE): Strategic corporate development

Capital and investors

  • CLAAS (CH, DE, FR, GB): Issuance of a 100 million euro bond *
  • CLAAS (US): private placement of a USD 200 million bond *


*Realized projects by Mathias Westerbarkei, especially as the former head of M&A at CLAAS KGaA mbH


Mathias Westerbarkei was responsible for the following projects, both conceptually and in the implementation phase: