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 the high-power electronics market, based in Viersen, Germany. As part of a succession plan, funds advised by Bregal Unternehmerkapital have recently acquired a majority stake in the hidden champion, with the goal of establishing a long-term partnership to continue the company’s success and growth momentum. Today, EA produces on an area of 10.000m² at its headquarters in Viersen, has branches in China as well as the US and employs around 250 people. Under the leadership of founder and CEO Helmut Nolden, the company has experienced strong growth over the recent years and supplies customers from the industrial, alternative energies, electrochemistry, process technology, and telecommunications sectors. EA’s products used to test high-power electric components are also contributing significantly to the development of electric mobility around the world.