Frank­furt a. M./ Mönchen Gald­bach — Haus­held AG, a provi­der of smart elec­tri­city meters and control systems for the digi­ta­liza­tion of the energy tran­si­tion, was able to gain Deut­sche Betei­li­gungs AG (“DBAG”) as a finan­ci­ally strong share­hol­der in the context of a capi­tal increase. Network Corpo­rate Finance exclu­si­vely advi­sed Haus­held on the transaction.

With the comple­ted capi­tal increase, Haus­held gains a long-term orien­ted part­ner for future growth. Haus­held offers so-called full roll­outs of smart meters to digi­tize the power grid of entire cities while ensu­ring the highest data protec­tion stan­dards. The funds raised will be used for growth and expan­sion of the market posi­tion. A total of around 50 million elec­tri­city meters in Germany will have to be intel­li­gently networked in the coming years.

For DBAG, the invest­ment is the first invest­ment within the frame­work of an expan­ded invest­ment stra­tegy, which also includes long-term, predo­mi­nantly mino­rity invest­ments in growth companies.

Haus­held AG, based in Mönchen­glad­bach, Germany, offers a market-ready solu­tion for the legally requi­red intro­duc­tion of smart elec­tri­city meters. Haus­held has deve­lo­ped a scalable, networked and intel­li­gent commu­ni­ca­tion network for a price-opti­mi­zed full roll­out of smart meters for muni­ci­pal utili­ties. “Haus­held is the only provi­der to date to offer a market-ready solu­tion for the govern­ment-requi­red estab­lish­ment of a scalable, inter­con­nec­ted, intel­li­gent commu­ni­ca­ti­ons network and has begun to bring its solu­tion to market with muni­ci­pal utili­ties in the elec­tri­city sector. The Haus­held full-service offe­ring is trans­fera­ble to other areas such as gas and water, where the same task will arise in the future. We ther­e­fore expect a dyna­mic growth rate for the company in a market with long-term growth poten­tial,” empha­si­zes Bernd Sexauer (photo), member of the Manage­ment Board at DBAG.

About Network Corpo­rate Finance
Network Corpo­rate Finance is an inde­pen­dent, owner-mana­ged advi­sory firm focu­sed on mergers and acqui­si­ti­ons, capi­tal markets tran­sac­tions, and equity and debt finan­cing. We advise both estab­lished and young compa­nies in a wide range of indus­tries. With our team of more than 20 employees at our offices in Düssel­dorf, Berlin and Frank­furt, we have estab­lished oursel­ves as one of the most successful inde­pen­dent corpo­rate finance consul­ting firms in Germany since our foun­da­tion in 2002.

About DBAG
Deut­sche Betei­li­gungs AG is a listed private equity company. We initiate closed-end private equity funds: DBAG funds enable insti­tu­tio­nal inves­tors to invest in the equity or equity-like instru­ments of unlis­ted compa­nies. DBAG advi­ses and mana­ges these funds. That is, it seeks, exami­nes, and struc­tures oppor­tu­ni­ties for parti­ci­pa­tion. Our focus is on medium-sized compa­nies. We nego­tiate invest­ment agree­ments, accom­pany the port­fo­lio compa­nies during the invest­ment period and design the dive­st­ment process. An entre­pre­neu­rial invest­ment approach makes us a sought-after invest­ment part­ner. Since DBAG was foun­ded more than 50 years ago, we have provi­ded equity to more than 300 compa­nies toge­ther with the DBAG funds.

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