EMERAM: Officium continues to acquire in the market for metering services
Munich — Officium GmbH, a portfolio company of the investment company EMERAM, continues its growth course and has successfully implemented the acquisition of Delta‑t Messdienst & Consulting GmbH & Co. KG in Rudolstadt, Thuringia. Officium is one of Germany’s leading independent metering and energy service providers for the metering and billing of water and heat for the housing industry. As the umbrella company for several regional companies, Officium is pursuing a consolidation strategy and acquired a total of four suppliers in 2021, mostly as part of a succession plan. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
With the now completed acquisition of Delta‑t Messdienst & Consulting GmbH & Co. KG, Officium is expanding into Thuringia. The members of the existing management will accompany the further development. To date, Officium is mainly represented in Berlin, Brandenburg, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Bavaria (Lower Franconia).
Markus Gyssler (photo), Partner at EMERAM Capital Partners, comments: “Within a short period of time, Officium has established itself as a leading independent provider in the metering services market. At the same time, Officium is considered an attractive platform for entrepreneurs interested in a succession solution for their company. As a business development partner, EMERAM Capital Partners supports this consolidation course.”
Stephan Kiermeyer, Managing Director of Officium GmbH, explains: “Our buy-and-build strategy is paying off. With the seventh acquisition, we are once again strengthening our market position and will also be present in Thuringia in the future. We continue to see considerable growth potential in the market for metering and energy services — through additional digital offerings and further acquisitions.”
Jürgen Walter, Managing Director at Delta‑t Messdienst & Consulting GmbH & Co. KG, adds: “Our customers and employees will benefit considerably from Officium’s comprehensive know-how and awareness of regional offerings, as well as the continued proximity they are accustomed to. We are therefore pleased that we can continue our business with the strong platform of Officium.”
Officium was advised by Noerr (Legal) and Alvarez & Marsal (Financial).
Officium GmbH is one of the leading independent metering and energy service providers for consumption-based metering and billing of water and heat for the housing industry. The company was established as a platform investment of funds advised by EMERAM in 2020. As an umbrella company, Officium manages the companies Tenié und Gores GmbH, Systeme & Service Abrechnungsgesellschaft mbH, Delta‑t Messdienst Fischer und Nagel GmbH, Exakta Wärme- und Wasserzähler Service GmbH as well as Wärme-Mess-Service GmbH and Delta‑t Messdienst & Consulting GmbH & Co. KG. Officium is mainly present in Berlin, Brandenburg, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia (for example, Düsseldorf and Duisburg), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt (Dessau-Roßlau), Saxony (Dresden and Chemnitz), Thuringia and Bavaria (Lower Franconia). Customers are primarily small and medium-sized property management companies and private landlords.
About EMERAM Capital Partners
EMERAM is one of the leading investment managers for medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries. Funds advised by EMERAM provide more than 500 million euros of capital for the development of companies. The portfolio includes companies from the Technology/Software, Value-added Services and New Consumer Staples sectors. EMERAM acts as a long-term business development partner for its companies and promotes the sustainable growth (organic and inorganic) of the portfolio companies. In addition, the focus is on the implementation of holistic ESG concepts. www.emeram.com
The portfolio currently consists of six platform investments with a cumulative workforce of more than 2,500. The companies continuously achieve double-digit organic sales growth. In addition, a total of 28 add-on acquisitions to date have accelerated growth and enabled international expansion.