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British food processing equipment maker sold to Schenck
10.2020: Germany based Schenck Process Group (SPG) has reached an agreement to acquire Baker Perkins, a leading global supplier of food processing equipment and aftermarket services for the bakery, confectionery, biscuit, cookie and cracker, breakfast cereal and pet food end-markets. Headquartered in Peterborough, United Kingdom, Baker Perkins serves a diverse […]
Kids’ bike maker finds financial partner to grow
10.2020: Bregal Unternehmerkapital takes a stake in woom, the innovative manufacturer of kid’s bicycles. In addition to the two founders and managing directors, who still hold the majority in the company, Bregal joins the company with several private co-investors such as Runtastic founder Florian Gschwandtner. They all share a common […]
Secure messaging provider with financial partner
09.2020: The fund of Afinum invests in Threema GmbH. Together with the founders, who will retain a significant share in the business, Afinum is going to support the continuation of the strong historic growth. In partnership with Afinum, the company is striving to further strengthen its market position as the […]
Specialist for industrial microwave and plasma technology sold
08.2020: HQ Equita (Harald Quandt Group) acquires a majority stake in MUEGGE GmbH from MEYER BURGER TECHNOLOGY AG. MUEGGE is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial mission critical microwave components, systems and plasma sources in German-speaking Europe. Based in Reichelsheim, Germany, MUEGGE employs appr. 120 people and provides innovative […]
Generic pharmaceuticals company sold to financial investor
07.2020: Financial investor capiton takes over CNP Group, based in Germany. CNP is an international manufacturer and distributor of generic pharmaceuticals with a focus on anti-infectives. In addition to antibiotics, CNP offers over-the-counter medicines and medical devices. Most of the products are manufactured at the company’s two production sites in […]
John Deere sells German lawnmower business
06.2020: Mutares SE & Co. KGaA has signed an agreement to take over SABO Maschinenfabrik GmbH, one of the leading manufacturers of lawn mowers and other outdoor power tools. The seller is the US group Deere & Company (John Deere). SABO is one of the leading brands for high quality […]
Inventory management software company sold to Quandt
03.2020: Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH (“HQIB”) acquired a majority stake in zetcom Group AG (“zetcom”) in March 2020. The Swiss company develops leading software solutions in the field of inventory management for museums and non-profit organizations as well as private, institutional and corporate collections. Globally, zetcom provides solutions to more […]
Biscuit factory finds succession solution
02.2020: Financial investor AUCTUS is taking a stake in Georg Parlasca biscuit factory. The traditional family company near Hanover/Germany was founded 1897 and is run by the 4th generation of Anna-Luise, Annett and Georg Parlasca. Parlasca has been able to position itself as a leading private label manufacturer for specialty […]
Precise contacts maker sold to Afinum
01.2020: A funds of investor Afinum acquires a majority stake in Swiss Interconnect Holding SA („LEMCO PRECISION“). Together with the entrepreneur and long-standing CEO André Rezzonico, who will remain minority shareholder. LEMCO PRECISION (www.lemco-precision.ch) manufactures contacts for data and power transmission that are small in diameter, complex in shape, and […]
Automotive services software company solves succession
01.2020: Software specialist Werbas AG takes a private, German group of investors on board to manage company succession. WERBAS AG is one of the leading providers of effective software solutions in the automotive industry. Companies in many areas who use special workshop software or dealership software benefit from this software […]
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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".