Active Capital Company acquires mechanical engineering company LIEB
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.”
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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