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Leading crash test technology company sold
08.2019: DMB Dr. Dieter Murmann Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH has acquired Germany-based MESSRING Group. With the August 16 purchase agreement, DMB acquired the crash test technology specialist retroactively as of January 1, 2019. The sellers are the two general managers Robert Weber and Dierk Arp, who will remain general managers of the […]
Lifco buys manufacturer of pallet strapping systems
07.2019: Lifco Group has signed an agreement to acquire the majority of the German company ErgoPack Deutschland GmbH. The company is the leading manufacturer of ergonomic and mobile pallet strapping systems that are used in many different industries globally. In 2018, the acquired operation reported net sales of approximately 22 MEUR. […]
Injection moulding company gets investor on board
07.2019: In order to support further expansion of the business, funds advised by Steadfast Capital acquired a majority stake in BUK Group (BUK). The transaction comprises BUK Kunststofftechnik GmbH and EMG GmbH, both based in Eppingen (Baden-Württemberg), UHB Kunststofftechnik GmbH, based in Bohmte (Lower Saxony), as well as the toolmaking […]
Formed parts manufacturer Mühlhoff sold to Fidelium
06.2019: Fidelium Partners has acquired 100% of Mühlhoff Umformtechnik GmbH from owning familiy. Mühlhoff manufacturers complex formed parts and components for the automotive industry. The customer base includes almost all notable car manufacturers such as BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volvo, VW, etc. and their respective suppliers globally. Customers appreciate the high […]
Interior outfitter of megayachts sold to French player
04.2019: A fund advised by AFINUM Management GmbH has exited Sinnex to French Groupe Mériguet, a leading provider of renovation services for high end private residences and historic buildings. Sinnex is a highly-specialized interior outfitting company serving the megayacht industry across Europe. The company also builds high end interior for private […]
Maker of lorry semitrailers finds investor
03.2019: In order to support further expansion of the business, a fund of Steadfast Capital has acquired a stake in Kempf Group (KEMPF) in February 2019. The transaction comprises Kempf Holding, based in Bad Marienberg (Western Germany) with a further production plant in Kowary, Poland), and Kempf Reparatur, based in […]
School outfitter realizes succession solution
02.2019: Financial investor Halder has completed an MBO of Conen Group (Morbach/Germany). The investment provides a succession solution for the founder’s family which had established the company in 1965. Conen specializes in outfitting educational institutions like schools and nursery schools in Western Europe, the Middle East and the US. Technical […]
Shell acquires manufacturer of energy storage systems
02.2019: Shell* has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, the Germany based leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that post regulatory approval and completion sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell. […]
Engie acquires provider of ventilation, ac and cooling tec
02.2019: Funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe („Equistone“) have agreed the sale of a majority stake in OTTO Luft- und Klimatechnik GmbH & Co. KG („OTTO“) to Engie Deutschland GmbH („Engie“), one of the leading companies for technical building services, facilities management, industrial refrigeration technology and energy services in Germany. […]
IT security specialist sold to Harald Quandt Holding
01.2019: Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in procilon GROUP (“procilon”). procilon offers its customers comprehensive software solutions for the secure digital communication, identification, and storage of sensitive information. Proprietary cryptographic software applications thereby form the core of procilon’s portfolio. Founded in 2001 and […]
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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.
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".
Business software house with new owner
German ERP Software specialist BEDAV GmbH was sold to financial investor BPE. BEDAV focuses on sale and implementation of business software and belongs to the leading vendors of sector-oriented ERP Software on basis of Microsoft Dynamics.
Artmadis expands into Belgium
Artmadis, a portfolio company of the German mutares AG, is the leading distributor for tableware and kitchenware in France. Now it accelerates its expansion in the Belgian market through the takeover of the distributor Verbeelen.
Medical Tec Company is independent again
Private investors acquired BHT Hygienetechnik from the SciCan Group. BHT is one of the market leaders in the manufacturing of Washer-Disinfectors for cleaning, disinfecting and drying of reusable medical equipment in hospitals and laboratories.