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Active Capital Company acquires mechanical engineering company LIEB

Photo: Hart­wig Oster­meyer, Part­ner at ACC Active Capi­tal Company in Munich
20. May 2022

Munich/ Röden­tal — Active Capi­tal Company (ACC) has acqui­red the shares in Werner Lieb GmbH & Co KG (LIEB). LIEB is a German mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring company and a specia­list in the deve­lo­p­ment and manu­fac­ture of auto­ma­tion solu­ti­ons with a focus on the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try. With this next plat­form invest­ment, ACC is expan­ding its port­fo­lio in Germany, bene­fi­t­ing from its imple­­men­­ta­­tion-orien­­ted invest­ment approach and many years of expe­ri­ence in mecha­ni­cal engineering.

Expan­sion and inter­na­tio­na­liz­a­tion of the offe­ring for the semi­con­duc­tor industry
Hart­wig Oster­meyer, Part­ner at ACC: “LIEB is excel­lently posi­tio­ned to grow with the incre­a­sing demand for chip produc­tion capa­city, espe­cially in Europe. LIEB stands for more than 65 years of highest mecha­ni­cal engi­nee­ring compe­tence and quality stan­dards and has built an excel­lent repu­ta­tion and custo­mer base in the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try over the last years.” ACC sees great poten­tial through further inno­va­tion and inter­na­tio­na­liz­a­tion. “LIEB has an impres­sive deve­lo­p­ment pipe­line and we will invest in commer­cia­li­zing these solu­ti­ons to an inter­na­tio­nal custo­mer base.”
Secu­red company succes­sion of family-owned SMEs.

Stef­fen Lieb, Lieb’s previous co-part­­ner, says: “We star­ted this process to secure succes­sion for our company and have found not only a trust­worthy new share­hol­der, but a true part­ner who will actively support LIEB in achie­ving its stra­te­gic goals.” His brother and previous co-part­­ner Michael Lieb adds, “We are impres­sed by the tech­ni­cal exper­tise, entre­pre­neu­rial spirit and proac­tive approach and are convin­ced that ACC is the right part­ner for our family legacy.”

About LIEB

LIEB, based in Röden­tal, Germany, was foun­ded in 1955 by Werner Lieb, the grand­f­a­ther of the current mana­ging part­ners Stef­fen and Michael Lieb.… The core compe­tence lies in the deve­lo­p­ment and produc­tion of specia­li­zed auto­ma­tion systems that incre­ase the effi­ci­ency and quality of high-precision produc­tion proces­ses. In recent years, the company has specia­li­zed in auto­ma­tion solu­ti­ons for the semi­con­duc­tor indus­try; these machi­nes are now used by leading chip manu­fac­tu­rers world­wide. www.werner-lieb.de

About Active Capi­tal Company

ACC is an inde­pen­dent, execu­­tion-orien­­ted inves­tor focu­sed on SMEs in the Nether­lands and Germany. ACC invests in compa­nies in the fields of indus­try, technical
Whole­sale and busi­ness services with sales between €10 million and €100 million. Through an entre­pre­neu­rial and proac­tive approach, ACC sustainably maxi­mi­zes the value of its invest­ments. In this context, ACC supports the manage­ment in the imple­men­ta­tion of stra­te­gic projects and brings in its exten­sive part­ner network. ACC is curr­ently inves­ting from its fourth fund and began opera­ti­ons in Germany in 2019 with its invest­ment in Schahl­LED and success­ful trans­for­ma­tion. ACC has offices in Amster­dam and Munich. www.activecapitalcompany.com/de

Advi­sor ACC: ARQIS (Düsseldorf/Munich)

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