Herbst Kinsky advised the shareholders of Insort GmbH, a leading global expert in high-tech imaging solutions for the food industry, on the sale of a majority participation to Swedish financial investor Alder.

Insort, established in 2011, is a pioneer the adoption of Hyperspectral Imaging technology within the food processing industry and has stayed at the forefront of developing solutions for food sorting and inspection. Insort is based in Austria and has operations in Europe and North America.

Alder is a Swedish private fund with the aim of creating good opportunities for sustainable technology companies to accelerate growth and strategic development. Alder’s investments focus on established companies with profitable growth and a turnover of between SEK 100 and 750 million. Alder invests primarily as a majority shareholder in companies established in the Nordic region, but may also invest selectively in the rest of Europe, in particular in German-speaking countries.

The team of Herbst Kinsky consisted of Christoph Wildmoser, Alexander Lotz, Elisabeth Fitzek (all Corporate/M&A), Christoph Ludvik, Julia Hubmayer (both Employment) and Sonja Hebenstreit (IT/IP).