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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 […]
Covestro sells polycarbonates sheets business to Serafin
01.2020: Covestro has successfully closed the sale of its European polycarbonates sheets business to the Germany-based Serafin Group effective January 2, 2020. This includes key management and sales functions throughout Europe as well as production sites in Belgium and Italy. The segment generated total sales of EUR 130 million in […]
Provider of power electronics sold to Bregal
12.2019: Bregal acquires leading provider of power electronics as part of a succession plan. Laboratory power supplies, electronic loads and bidirectional power supplies for R&D, education and industrial applications: These are the core business fields of EA Elektro-Automatik GmbH & Co. KG, a globally leading supplier of power electronics for […]
Medical equipment maker sold to GPE Group
11.2019: GPE Group, a producer of specialized med-tech systems and components, has acquired NICOLAY, a manufacturer of medical equipment based in Nagold, Germany. The combined group will generate revenues of appr. € 85 million annually. NICOLAYs core competences lie in the development and production of non-invasive patient surveillance equipment. The […]
Golf equipment with finds investor for growth
10.2019: Financial invesor Afinum invests in Golfversand Hannover GmbH („all4golf“), Europe’s largest e-commerce company for golf equipment and the undisputed market leader in the German speaking region. The leading position of all4golf is reflected in the extensive range of more than 20,000 SKUs, which includes the full range of golf […]
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 […]
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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".
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.