AUCTUS acquires laboratory equipment specialist a1-envirosciences
Munich — The private equity investor AUCTUS has acquired the a1-envirosciences Group, which includes a1-envirosciences GmbH of Düsseldorf and a1-envirosciences Ltd. of Warrington (UK). The seller was the British company Diploma plc. AUCTUS acquires a1 Group to support its continued organic growth by, among other things, adding new product lines and entering additional geographic areas. In addition, growth is also to be accelerated through acquisitions of further laboratory supply specialists by way of a Europe-wide buy-and-build concept.
a1-envirosciences is a respected specialist in medical testing and analysis technology, as well as quarantine technology for medical laboratories. a1 has locations in Germany, Great Britain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. In this context, a1’s business model includes consulting, sales, user training and maintenance of sold systems in order to provide a comprehensive service.
AUCTUS is a Munich-based investment company. With a fund capital under management of more than EUR 800 million and currently 47 platform companies from various industries, AUCTUS is one of the leading investors in the German small- and mid-cap sector. The portfolio currently contains 47 platform companies from various industries in and outside Europe.
Diploma plc is an internationally active group of companies with a focus on the life sciences, seals and controls sectors.
Advisors to AUCTUS Capital Partners AG: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:
Boris Dürr (Lead Partner, Corporate Law / M&A), Munich
Marcel Greubel (Corporate Law, M&A), Munich
Peter Michael Schäffler (Tax Law), Munich
Christian Schild (Corporate Law, M&A), Munich
Andreas Schruff (Corporate Law, M&A), Munich
Dr. Markus Rabe (Banking & Finance), Munich
Dr. Henrik Lay (Tax Law), Hamburg
Dr. Sarah Slavik-Schulz (Tax Law), Hamburg
Sandra Pfister (Banking & Finance), Hamburg
Andreas Wiencke (Banking & Finance), Frankfurt
Advisor Diploma plc: Simmons & Simmons
Dr Stephan Ulrich (Lead/Client Partner, Corporate/M&A, Dusseldorf)
Slaven Kovacevic (Lead/Counsel, Private Equity/M&A, Dusseldorf)
Sabine Krause (Supervising Associate, Private Equity/M&A, Dusseldorf)
Sam Bertling (Associate, Corporate/M&A, Dusseldorf)
Dr Bernulph von Crailsheim (Partner, Tax, Frankfurt)
Elmar Weinand (Counsel, Tax, Frankfurt)
Dr Jens Gölz (Partner, Financial Markets, Frankfurt)
Peter Louzensky (Supervising Associate, Financial Markets, Munich)
Dr Martin Gramsch (Counsel, Antitrust, Munich)
Edward Baker (Partner, Private Equity/M&A UK, London)
Charlotte Moorhouse (Associate, Private Equity/M&A UK, London)