The leading software providers for workshops, WERBAS and KSR, are merging to form the SRS Group in order to push the digitization of car and commercial vehicle workshops in Germany.

The farmermobil Group, leading manufacturer of mobile poultry housings in Germany with ca. 120 employees, will continue to grow, supported by investor BPE and the management team.

Dutch consulting firm BlinkLane, with focus on organisational transformations, is taking German investor AUCTUS onboard to push international expansion.

German software company WERBAS has taken private investors onboard to secure further development and expansion of the company and to solve succession.

DMB Dr. Dieter Murmann Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH has acquired Germany-based MESSRING Group, world market leader with crash test technology for vehicles.

German pet food companies Seitz Heimtiernahrung and Fleischelust join forces and merge businesses.

WEMAS Group, the leading provider of active and passive road safety equipment, acquires Landwehr Schilderfabrik in Germany.

Ventomaxx, the German manufacturer of decentralized ventilation systems, finds with AFINUM the ideal partner to expand its successful business model.

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.

German Windows manufacturer KEBOTHERM finds perfect Partner to solve succession and to support future development.

Serafin Group acquires drill bit manufacturer KEIL based in Germany to strengthen its presence in the market for quality tools.

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".

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, 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.

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.

The ComputerKomplett Group was acquired by Arcadia Beteiligungen. ComputerKomplett is an IT systems integrator with over 400 consultants at 14 locations and is focused on ERP and PLM software for medium-sized manufacturing companies.
Centum Capital advised the buyer.

German based elero GmbH, the leading manufacturer of electric drive motors and controls for roller shutters, sun protection systems and rolling doors, was sold to Nice S.p.A. in Italy.
Centum Capital advised the seller.

The Belgian kitchen equipment maker Rubbens-EGC was sold from ALI group to the German investor mutares AG. Rubbens-EGC offers professional, customized kitchen equipment to restaurants, canteens and caterers.

The Sinnex Group (appr. €25 million sales) is in the high end segment of interior fittings of super yachts, private residences and other representational facilities worldwide. Investor AFINUM acquired the majority and secures long-term growth.

Honsberg & Co. KG has been sold to Greisinger Holding, financed by funds of BPE Private Equity. Honsberg offers devices that can be used to control flow, level, pressure and temperature of liquid or gaseous media.

Funds adviced by ORLANDO Management have acquired MAJA-WERK Manfred Jarosch (Bavaria) and MAJA-Möbelwerke (Saxony). MAJA is a producer of furniture for self-assembly, such as computer-, media- and storage furniture with appr. EUR 85 million on sales. Later on, the VIVONIO Furniture Group with appr. EUR 200 millions sales was formed, based on this platform.

The temporary work agencies Fischer & Funke and AFM (€20 million sales) have been acquired by the competitor ISU Personaldienstleistungen to form ISU Group. ISU belongs to funds of BayernLB Private Equity.

BPE Private Equity funds acquired a majority holding in Greisinger electronic GmbH, a manufacturer of handheld instruments and digital indicators for measuring temperature, humidity, pressure, pH/Redox, material moisture, etc.

MAN Group sells MAN TAKRAF (renamed TAKRAF GmbH), the leading open cast mining and materials handling technologies company, to VTC Industrieholding, Munich. TAKRAF obtained €122 million on sales in 2005.

HANNOVER Finanz and the management acquired the majority of Heissner AG from PeakTop Ltd. (Hong Kong). Heissner is a specialist for water gardens and garden decoration (pumps, filters, basins, etc.) with €27 million sales.

Mecanindus-Vogelsang is market leader for spring pins, tension bushings, compression limiter, with EUR 43 million sales. Private equity investor Finatem bought a 75 % stake from French owners.

VITS is the leading systems supplier of impregnation lines and rotary sheeters with EUR 65 millon sales. Private equity investor Granville Baird acquired a majority stake. The management team is participating, too.

With revenues of some €40 million, ARWE Group is the leading outsourcing partner in vehicle maintenance for car hire companies. A fund of AFINUM Management acquired a majority holding in ARWE.

SKW Fahrzeugbau builds and markets high-class motorcaravans under the brand name of CONCORDE throughout Europe. The company was sold by the founding family to Mittelstands-Holding.

Brodos AG, the leading German telecommunications distributor and system provider for prepaid solutions, has sold off its unit brodos messaging to the internationally operating End2End Holdings Ltd.

An investment group served by Active Equity Management acquired a majority holding in ARTIS GmbH, market leader for machine-tool monitoring systems.