Weapons manufacturer: Kujat throws as the chief overseer for Heckler & Koch

In the chief days of Heckler & Koch rumbling of it. In the Wake of the recent change in ownership at the Swabian manufacturer of small arms, the chief is the ov

Weapons manufacturer: Kujat throws as the chief overseer for Heckler & Koch

In the chief days of Heckler & Koch rumbling of it. In the Wake of the recent change in ownership at the Swabian manufacturer of small arms, the chief is the overseer. The former inspector General of the Bundeswehr Harald Kujat will 27 be office until the next annual General meeting on. August review, the company said on Friday.

Ulrich Friese

editor in the economy.

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The 78-year-old top-of-the soldier of the Bundeswehr and the Nato was only brought in the summer of 2019 on the boss's chair in the control panel and was considered a close Confidant of the long-standing major shareholder, Andreas Heeschen.

With the withdrawal Heeschens and the recently approved sale of its shares to the new majority owner Nicolas Walewski were also counted Kujats days in the company. His departure had been expected by experts of the company. Who will take over his successor, is still open. The new major shareholder of Heckler & Koch'll probably be called in soon for a man of his confidence, which should result in the control panel, is it in the environment of the manufacturer.

a Green light from Berlin

In the chief days of the long-term Supplier of police and military struggled for months both investors around the world. In the process, resident to the private, in London at the end of the majority owner Heeschen of France's Nicolas Walewski. This pulls in the Luxembourg financial holding company, CDE the threads, the package held since the year 2015, a small share of Heckler & Koch and this recently to around 60 per cent had increased. The lack of shares was calculated by Heeschen, who had, in turn, the CDE of its shares owned five years ago pledge.

But the Walewski proposed transaction had to be approved by the Federal government, because of the change of ownership of a supplier of the Bundeswehr is classified as a safety-relvant. Heeschen, however, had hoped in vain that the competent Ministry of economy to put in a veto against the Adoption by the (Walewski controlled)foreign Investor CDE würdeund that he could keep his shares. But that has not happened. Walewski received from Berlin a few weeks ago, the green light for his ascension to the majority shareholder. At the latest after the company's stand, with Kujat in the close Familiar Heeschens internally fighting a losing battle.

Updated Date: 31 July 2020, 17:20

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