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Centum Capital decisively specialises in the needs and requirements of mid-market business. We meet strategic financing challenges with individual corporate finance solutions. As professionals and as partners, we support you with corporate transactions and equity financing in the mid-market.
Mergers & Acquisitions is our core business: We are working with private business owners and family-owned businesses in the sale of their companies. We advise corporations in divesting non-core and underperforming business units. We originate transactions for private equity funds and we support on the sale or other dispositions of portfolio companies.
Our references speak for themselves: numerous family-owned businesses in German-speaking Europe, international groups and financial investors have placed their trust in us in over 50 transactions.

M&A Market News

MBO at natural aroma chemicals manufacturer

MBO at natural aroma chemicals manufacturer

07.2021: The management team of the Axxence Group acquires in a MBO along with capiton the leading natural aroma chemicals manufacturer from its founder. Axxence Group, headquartered in Emmerich, Germany, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of natural aroma chemicals (NACs) for the global flavour & fragrance industry. Today, Axxence […]

Productivity software maker teams with Cinven

Productivity software maker teams with Cinven

06.2021: The private equity firm Cinven announces that it has agreed to make a majority investment in think-cell, the German developer of charting and layout software for PowerPoint for holistically streamlining professional slide production and thereby improving efficiency and quality when creating and editing presentations. Financial details of the transaction […]

Pottery and stoneware maker takes investor onboard

Pottery and stoneware maker takes investor onboard

05.2021: Funds of Maxburg Capital Partners have invested in Motel a Miio, a Germany based young D2C lifestyle brand for handmade pottery and stoneware from Portugal. Its product portfolio includes high quality tableware ceramics such as plates, cups, bowls and serving platters, as well as accessories such as vases, lamps, […]

Kitchen and bathroom fittings company goes its own way

Kitchen and bathroom fittings company goes its own way

05.2021: Funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe have agreed to acquire Franke Water Systems, a leading European producer and supplier of kitchen and bathroom fittings for the residential, public and commercial sectors. Franke Water Systems is a division of Franke Group, which was founded in 1911 in Switzerland and is a […]

Driving school service provider accelerates growth

Driving school service provider accelerates growth

04.2021: German Equity Partners V, a fund managed by German investment company ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH, has acquired a majority stake in Ludwigsburg-based ACADEMY Holding AG, the leading provider of invoicing, factoring, driving instructor training and franchise services in the German driving school market. With its three business units, […]

Leading provider of end-to-end IP solutions formed by merger

Leading provider of end-to-end IP solutions formed by merger

03.2021: Paragon sells NovumIP, the leading service provider in the field of intellectual property (IP), to the French Questel Group. NovumIP was created in 2019 from the merger of PAVIS and Novagraaf, with the aim of offering customers an even wider range of IP advisory, administration and technology-based services. NovumIP […]

Bathroom outfitter sold to financial investor

Bathroom outfitter sold to financial investor

03.2021: AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA announced the acquisition of HÜPPE GmbH from Masco Corporation. HÜPPE is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of shower enclosures, shower trays, wall panels and bathroom accessories. In 2020, HÜPPE generated sales of c. EUR 70 million and employs around 470 people at […]

Tools maker for mechanical surfaces sold to investor

Tools maker for mechanical surfaces sold to investor

01.2021: Funds of PINOVA Capital acquired the German based ECOROLL AG Werkzeugtechnik. ECOROLL is a leading supplier of tools and machines for mechanical surface improvement of metal components. The product portfolio comprises self-engineered tools and machines for roller burnishing and deep rolling, as well as processing cylinders. In close cooperation […]

Medical workwear company with new investor

Medical workwear company with new investor

12.2020: Paragon Partners, together with French co-investor Chequers Capital, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in 7days Group, a leading supplier of medical workwear. The management team, led by CEO Ulrich Dölken, will significantly re-invest as part of this transaction. 7days was founded in 1999 in Osnabrück/Germany and is […]

EQT acquires SaaS construction intelligence platform

EQT acquires SaaS construction intelligence platform

11.2020: EQT as acquired a majority stake in thinkproject, Europe’s leading SaaS provider of construction intelligence solutions for the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Owner-operated (AECO) industry. thinkproject helps improve its customers’ delivery times, reduce waste and energy consumption, while improving sustainability in one of the key carbon emitting industries globally. […]

Our Latest Deals

High-value consultant BlinkLane secures growth capital

Dutch consulting firm BlinkLane, with focus on organisational transformations, is taking German investor AUCTUS onboard to push international expansion.

Software company for car dealers and workshops

German software company WERBAS has taken private investors onboard to secure further development and expansion of the company and to solve succession.

World leading crash test technology company with new owner

DMB Dr. Dieter Murmann Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH has acquired Germany-based MESSRING Group, world market leader with crash test technology for vehicles.

Leading pet food companies join forces

German pet food companies Seitz Heimtiernahrung and Fleischelust join forces and merge businesses.

Manufacturer of road signage sold to WEMAS Group

WEMAS Group, the leading provider of active and passive road safety equipment, acquires Landwehr Schilderfabrik in Germany.

Ventilation systems manufacturer sets the course for further growth

Ventomaxx, the German manufacturer of decentralized ventilation systems, finds with AFINUM the ideal partner to expand its successful business model.

Manufacturer of hybrid parts, stamped parts and moulded plastic parts with new owner

Wilhelm Schröder GmbH, the German manufacturer of stamped and injection molded parts, goes under the roof of the strategic partner OKE Group, in order to grow sustainably on global bases. Schröder employs appr. 140 people.

Windows manufacturer sold to family holding

German Windows manufacturer KEBOTHERM finds perfect Partner to solve succession and to support future development.

Serafin Group acquires drill manufacturer

Serafin Group acquires drill bit manufacturer KEIL based in Germany to strengthen its presence in the market for quality tools.

Leading manufacturer of electric chain hoists with new owner

German Investor AFINUM invests in HOFFMANN Fördertechnik GmbH in the course of a succession planning. HOFFMANN Fördertechnik employs appr. 230 people and is a leading manufacturer of electric chain hoists, marketed worldwide under the brand name "LIFTKET".

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