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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 with new investor
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
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
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
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
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
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. […]
British food processing equipment maker sold
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 […]
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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".