Exit: capiton sells EMS Schwanenmühle to family office

Cate­gory: Private Equity
17. July 2018

Berlin — The invest­ment company Capi­ton and the mino­rity share­hol­ders have sold their shares in EMS Schwa­nen­mühle GmbH, a manu­fac­tu­rer of special products for heavy current appli­ca­ti­ons, to a family office based in Luxem­bourg. The parties have agreed not to disc­lose the terms of the transaction.

In Decem­ber 2012, capi­ton acqui­red the majo­rity of the shares from the foun­ding share­hol­ders as part of an MBO model. As part of the tran­sac­tion, which has now been comple­ted, capi­ton and the mino­rity share­hol­ders sold their shares to a family office based in Luxembourg.

Schwa­nen­mühle deve­lops, manu­fac­tures and sells special elec­tri­cal engi­nee­ring products for heavy current appli­ca­ti­ons used in power gene­ra­tion, power distri­bu­tion and indus­try. In addi­tion, the company deve­lops and sells busbar systems world­wide. The company produ­ces in Germany and Poland and gene­ra­ted sales of approx. 220 employees a turno­ver of more than € 60 million.

Consul­tant capiton:
CMS Hasche Sigle (Law)
Ernst & Young (Taxes)

About capi­ton AG
capi­ton is an inde­pen­dent, owner-mana­­ged private equity company mana­ging a total fund volume of € 1.0 billion. There are curr­ently 11 medium-sized compa­nies in capi­ton AG’s invest­ment port­fo­lio. As an equity part­ner, capi­ton supports manage­ment buy-outs and growth finan­cings of estab­lished medium-sized companies.

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