We don’t follow every trend - just the attractive ones.

Additional details and current information about Bench are available here.

BENCH International GmbH

Established in 1987, Bench has developed distinctive brand strength over the years. The brand is particularly well-known for its fashionable and simultaneously functional collections for women and men. Through is strong focus on urban lifestyle, under-twenty-to-thirty-year-olds are the core target group of Bench. Due to the dynamic growth in the past years, Bench developed from a company focussed on the UK market into a real international brand. In addition to the core markets of Germany, Canada and Great Britain, the products can be found in 23 other European and North American countries.

Deal Details

Sector

Consumer / consumer goods

Fund

EMERAM Fund I

Transaction type

LBO

Acquired in

April 2014

Countries

Germany, Great Britain

Registered office

Manchester (Great Britain)

Link

www.bench.co.uk

Emeram Team

EMERAM Partners

Dr. Christian Näther
Dr. Kai Obring
Kai Köppen

Investment Manager

Markus Feuerecker

Press

Jun. 30, 2014 – Bruno Sälzer acquires 15% of fashion brand Bench and becomes CEO and Chairman

Dr Bruno Sälzer (57) will become Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of international fashion brand Bench by 1 December 2014 at the latest. The manager will also acquire a 15% share of EMERAM Urbanics Holding Ltd., which owns Bench. Funds advised by EMERAM Capital Partners acquired Bench from private equity company HgCapital in February 2014.

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With a tailwind on the wave of success.

Additional details and current information about the Boards & More Group are available here.

The Boards & More Group

The Boards & More Group, which was founded in the year 2000, is the global market leader in kitesurfing, windsurfing and stand-up paddling equipment. With its four high-performance brands, North Kiteboarding, Northsails, ION and Fanatic, the group of companies is represented in all major markets. Furthermore, the company recently announced its entry into the market for high-quality cycling clothing.

Deal Details

Sector

Consumer / consumer goods

Fund

EMERAM Fund I

Transaction type

LBO

Acquired in

December 2013

Countries

Germany, Austria

Registered office

Molln (Austria)

Link

www.boards-and-more.com

Emeram Team

EMERAM Partners

Volker Schmidt
Korbinian Knoblach
Dr. Christian Näther

Investment Manager

Max Klenner

Add-Ons

In June 2016, our portfolio company acquired Boards & More North Sports, Inc., a wholesaler for kite boarding and stand-up paddle board equipment, based on the US west coast. With a sales team on site and a relevant locally controlled marketing strategy, Boards & More will present its brands considerably more prominently and be able to sell them more intensively in the future. Furthermore, a local warehouse will guarantee prompt and needs-based delivery to important customers. Boards & More is thereby reinforcing its international expansion strategy in the world’s largest Kite and SUP market.

Real added-value through digital transformation.

Additional details and current information about diva-e are available here.

diva-e GmbH

diva-e was founded in 2015 in a merger of six established firms Ageto, First Colo, kom, Netpioneer, Textprovider and zeros+ones, which each specialize in different e-business services and are among the leading providers in their respective fields. diva-e Digital Value Enterprise offers companies the complete portfolio of solutions for successful e-business from a single source. As a capable partner with many years of experience and comprehensive expertise, diva-e supports companies in the planning, implementation and optimization of their projects at every stage of the digital value creation chain. Many of Germany’s top 100 companies already benefit from solutions and services provided by the firms united under the umbrella of diva-e. Together with the management team, EMERAM aims to extend the service portfolio of diva-e through add-on acquisitions in the area of digital marketing, media management, big data and infrastructure.

Deal Details

Sector

Business Services

Fund

EMERAM Fund I

Transaction type

Owner’s Buy-out

Acquired in

February 2016

Countries

Germany

Registered office

Berlin (Germany)

Link

www.diva-e.com

Emeram Team

EMERAM Partners

Dr. Kai Obring
Dr. Christian Näther

Investment Manager

Fabian Furtmeier

Press

Oct. 5, 2016 – Diva-e Digital Value Enterprise GmbH strengthens its consultancy expertise.

Through the acquisition of Digital Transformation Group GmbH (DT-Group) from Munich, diva-e Digital Value Enterprise GmbH strengthens its digital strategy consultancy expertise in digital business models, customer-journey and big data management.

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Feb. 3, 2016 – diva-e develops new online platform for FC Bayern München

FC Bayern München AG (www.fcbayern.de) has hired diva-e Digital Value Enterprise GmbH (www.diva-e.com)to design, configure and implement their new online platform. During the extensive selection process, diva-e was able to convince FC Bayern München of their in-depth knowledge in content management systems (CMS) and user experience design, coupled with their customer centric conception and implementation approach.

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Dec. 23, 2015 – Private Equity Fund EMERAM invests in newly founded diva-e Digital Value Enterprise, a leading German e-commerce service provider

Funds advised by Munich-based EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH (“EMERAM”) signed an agreement on 23 December 2015 to acquire diva-e Digital Value Enterprise GmbH (“diva-e”). diva-e unites six leading e-commerce service providers that are being acquired simultaneously in the transaction with funding provided by EMERAM and the sellers. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction remains subject to approval by antitrust authorities.

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The best side of our portfolio.

Additional details and current information about Hussel are available here.

Hussel GmbH

When Hussel's first store opened in 1949, the foundation of this successful group of confectionery stores was laid. Today, Hussel is the leading vendor of confectionery in Germany and Austria. The company is experienced in confectionery sales, specializing in a high-quality and innovative assortment of items, and is known for its first-class service and pleasant atmosphere. Over 1,000 Hussel employees advise customers in approximately 230 stores and via its attractive online shop.

Deal Details

Sector

Retail / trade

Fund

EMERAM Fund I

Transaction type

Carve-out

Acquired in

April 2014

Countries

Germany, Austria

Registered office

Hagen (Germany)

Link

www.hussel.de

Emeram Team

EMERAM Partners

Dr. Eckhard Cordes
Dr. Kai Obring
Dr. Christian Näther

Investment Manager

Fabian Furtmeier

Press

Mar. 11, 2014 – Munich Private Equity Fund EMERAM acquires confectionery store Hussel

Funds advised by the Munich-based Private Equity firm EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH have signed an agreement to acquire the confectionery specialist Hussel, based in Hagen, from DOUGLAS HOLDING. The purchase agreement was signed on 6 March 2014. The transaction is subject to approved by the German anti-trust authorities.

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The answer to all IT questions: 42.

Additional details and current information about Matrix 42 are available here.

Matrix42 AG

Founded in 1992, Matrix42 is one of the most innovative software providers in the fast growing market for “IT Workspace Management”. The Matrix42 software automates IT processes, license management, and support functionalities and thereby significantly raises the efficiency of the client’s IT department. The flexibility and scalability of the software allows Matrix42 to serve a broad range of companies, beginning with small and mid-sized enterprises up to large blue-chip corporations. Matrix42 has a strong market positioning in Germany and is actively expanding its activities across Europe.

Deal Details

Sector

Business Services

Fund

EMERAM Fund I

Transaction type

MBO

Acquired in

November 2014

Countries

Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Great Britain, Australia

Registered office

Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Link

www.matrix42.de

Emeram Team

EMERAM Partners

Kai Köppen
Dr. Christian Näther
Markus Gyssler

Investment Manager

Max Klenner
Konstanze Klasen

Press

Oct. 16, 2015 – Private Equity Fund EMERAM acquires MATRIX42, a leading provider of workspace management solutions

On 13 October 2015 funds advised by the Munich-based Private Equity firm EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH ("EMERAM") have signed an agreement to buy MATRIX42 AG ("MATRIX42") via a management buyout supported by EMERAM. The seller of the specialist in workspace management solutions is Asseco Poland S.A.. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction remains subject to approval from antitrust authorities.

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Benchmark in terms of precision.

Additional details and current information about Xovis are available here.

Xovis AG

The Swiss-based high-tech company Xovis AG was founded in 2008 by David Studer, the current CEO, Christian Studer und Markus Herrli. Xovis develops and commercializes systems and sensors for people counting, tracking and similar applications. The company provides the airport industry’s leading system for passenger tracking, flow measurement and analysis. In addition, a comprehensive 3D sensor portfolio is available for retail and industry customers (such as transportation, building management and security) for person tracking and counting applications with unmatched precision.

On top of the sensor system, Xovis develops software solutions for the management of airports and retail companies targeting specific needs of different customers.

Xovis AG has already equipped several companies - including international aviation hubs, such as Frankfurt, Dubai and London. In the area of branch analysis for retail stores, several of the world’s largest suppliers, such as RetailNext, Tyco and Watcom rely on the innovative tracking solutions. The market-leading precision of sensor technology on the market and the specifically developed, comprehensive range of sensors and systems open up diverse expansion opportunities in additional international markets, industries and applications.

Deal Details

Sector

Business Services

Fund

EMERAM Private Equity Fund I

Transaction type

LBO

Acquired in

August 2016

Countries

Switzerland

Registered office

Zollikofen (Switzerland)

Link

www.xovis.com

Emeram Team

EMERAM Partners

Kai Köppen
Volker Schmidt

Investment Managers

Matthias Obermeyer
Fabian Furtmeier

Press

Aug. 3, 2016 – Private Equity Fund EMERAM invests in Xovis AG, a leading Swiss provider of Person Tracking Technology

Funds advised by the Munich-based Private Equity firm EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH (“EMERAM”) invested jointly with the management team in Xovis AG (“Xovis”) to further support Xovis’ growth strategy. The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

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Innovative wire solutions in the quality segment

Additional details and current information about Drahtzug Stein Group are available here.

Drahtzug Stein Group

Drahtzug Stein is a global leader in the production of high-quality wire products in the areas of home appliances, bath & furniture, agriculture, automotive and medical technology. The traditional company has enjoyed 75 years of success in the market and currently produces at locations in Germany, France, Italy, Poland and the US. As a leader in quality, Drahtzug Stein has an outstanding market position and is considered a "hidden champion" of the industry.

Drahtzug Stein distinguishes itself through the ability to realize customer requests with the highest standards of quality while minimizing the total cost of ownership for its customers with local production at a growing number of international sites.

The roots of the traditional company stretch back to the 19th century. In the mid-20th century the company was acquired by the present owner family Stein, and it has pursued a consistent path of development ever since.

With Drahtzug Stein being  a family business active in a stable market it can build on solid, partly decade-long customer relationships. As a new portfolio company, it will be further developed in close cooperation with the Stein family.

 

Deal Details

Sektor

Industrials

Fund

EMERAM Private Equity Fund I

Transaktionsart

LBO

Erworben im

December 2016

Länder

Germany, USA, Italy, Poland, France

Firmensitz

Altleiningen (Germany)

Link

www.drahtzug.com

Emeram Team

EMERAM Partners

Korbinian Knoblach
Kai Köppen
Dr. Prof. Eckhard Cordes

Investment Managers

Max Klenner
Markus Feuerecker

Press

Nov. 10, 2016 Private equity firm EMERAM invests in Drahtzug Stein Holding GmbH & Co. KG, a globally leading manufacturer of wire products

Funds advised by the Munich-based private equity firm EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH ("EMERAM") are investing in Drahtzug Stein Holding GmbH & Co. KG ("Drahtzug Stein") in partnership with the owner family to accompany Drahtzug Stein on its future growth path. The owner family will retain a significant stake in Drahtzug Stein after completion of the transaction, which remains subject to antitrust approval.

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It’s time for your finger food moment

Additional details and current information about frostkrone Tiefkuehlkost GmbH are available here.

frostkrone Tiefkuehlkost GmbH

frostkrone is a specialist in the development and production of deep-frozen finger food and snack products. Since its foundation in 1997, the company has become the innovation leader in the field of deep-frozen finger food. frostkrone has a highly diverse product portfolio based on cheese, fish, vegetables and meat, and sells its products in food retail outlets and in the food service sector.

Deal Details

Sektor

Consumer

Fund

EMERAM Private Equity Fund I

Transaktionsart

LBO

Erworben im

March 2017

Länder

Germany

Firmensitz

Rietberg (Germany)

Link

www.frostkrone.de

Emeram Team

EMERAM Partners

Dr. Christian Näther
Dr. Kai Obring

Investment Managers

Matthias Obermeyr
Kaili Shen

Press

Feb. 24, 2017 Private equity firm EMERAM invests in frostkrone, the leading producer of frozen finger food

Funds advised by the Munich-based private equity firm EMERAM Capital Partners GmbH ("EMERAM") are investing in frostkrone Gruppe ("frostkrone") in partnership with the CEO of the company to support the onward growth strategy of frostkrone, the innovative trendsetter in the frozen finger food segment. A sale agreement to this effect has been signed with the independent private investment company Ardian. The parties have agreed not to disclose the sale price. The transaction remains subject to antitrust approval.

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