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MBO: Halder acquires Anker Kassensysteme

14. Novem­ber 2019

Frank­furt am Main — Halder has acqui­red a majo­rity stake in Anker Kassen­sys­teme GmbH in Biele­feld as part of a manage­ment buy-out. The manage­ment parti­ci­pa­tes in the tran­sac­tion and beco­mes a co-part­­ner. The long-estab­­lis­hed company was foun­ded in 1876 and since then has been a provi­der of hard­ware and solu­ti­ons for the point of sale, distin­guis­hed by quality, secu­rity, flexi­bi­lity and inno­va­tive strength.

The company’s product port­fo­lio inclu­des cash boxes in parti­cu­lar, but also cash drawers and poles. With over 600,000 cash casset­tes instal­led, Anker is the market leader for cash casset­tes in the DACH region. The company supports custo­mers from the retail, drugs­tore, food service, bakery, service station and health­care indus­tries with both stan­dard and custo­mi­zed solutions.

The company, which is rich in tradi­tion, most recently achie­ved annual sales of 13 million euros and employs 70 people. Growth poten­tial arises from the conti­nued incre­ase in demand for POS products such as cash casset­tes, cash drawers and poles, parti­cu­larly in the retail sector. In order to bene­fit from chan­ging requi­re­ments and trends in the check­out area, Anker is expan­ding its product range and deve­lo­ping into a full-service provi­der for the point-of-sale. In addi­tion, the market presence in Europe is to be expan­ded, parti­cu­larly in Poland, France, Italy, Spain and the Nordics.

“With Halder we have a very expe­ri­en­ced and entre­pre­neu­rial part­ner at our side who will success­fully accom­pany the further deve­lo­p­ment and sustainable growth of Anker. We would like to thank the Anker team for their extra­or­di­nary perfor­mance over the past years, which contri­bu­ted signi­fi­cantly to the success­ful tran­sac­tion, and look forward to the further deve­lo­p­ment of Anker toge­ther with Halder and our team,” said Dr. Fabian Schühle, Mana­ging Direc­tor Anker Kassen­sys­teme GmbH. Mathias Fackel­meyer (photo), Mana­ging Part­ner at Halder: “The deve­lo­p­ment of the last years and espe­cially the success­ful busi­ness model toge­ther with the very commit­ted and moti­va­ted manage­ment have tipped the scales in favor of our commit­ment. Halder is plea­sed to be able to conti­nue the growth course it has embar­ked on in the future through our contri­bu­tion.” The acqui­si­tion of Anker is the fourth invest­ment made by the Halder team in 2019.

Advi­sors Halder: McDer­mott Will & Emery, Munich
Dr. Tobias Kopp­mann, Dr. Cars­ten Böhm (both Private Equity), Dr. Oliver Hahn­elt (Corpo­rate Finance, Frank­furt), Nina Siewert (Tax Law, Frank­furt), Stef­fen Woitz (Intel­lec­tual Property), Dr. Thomas Gennert (Labor Law, Düssel­dorf), Dr. Nadine Hartung (Coun­sel, Private Equity), Marcus Fischer (Coun­sel, Tax Law, Frank­furt), Niko­las Kout­sós (Coun­sel, Corpo­rate Finance, Frank­furt); Asso­cia­tes: Bene­dikt Gloß­ner, Frank Weiß (both Corpo­rate Law), Daniel Reich, Dr. Richard Gräbe­ner (both Intel­lec­tual Property Law), Colin Winter­berg (Labor Law, Düssel­dorf), Dr. Heiner Feld­haus (Real Estate Law, Düsseldorf).

About Halder
Halder invests in estab­lis­hed medium-sized compa­nies: compa­nies with a turno­ver of up to € 400 million and a posi­tive earnings situa­tion. Halder usually takes over the majo­rity of the capi­tal, usually as part of a manage­ment buy-out. You can be success­ful in many indus­tries — the decisive factor is a strong compe­ti­tive posi­tion. Expe­ri­ence shows that market leaders and domi­nant niche play­ers have compe­tent manage­ment, sustainable advan­ta­ges over the compe­ti­tion, and their key figu­res for past years demons­trate posi­tive deve­lo­p­ment. Obser­ving these crite­ria is the best prere­qui­site for MBO mana­gers and Halder to achieve their common goal: a long-term incre­ase in the value of the company.

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