Odewald KMU II acquires a stake in the ARTUS Group
Berlin — Odewald KMU II has acquired a majority stake in ARTUS Gesellschaft für Brand- und Wasserschadensanierung mbH and ARTUS Projekt GmbH with the support of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek attorneys.
ARTUS is a regionally leading damage restoration company in the field of fire, water and natural hazard damage as well as consequential damage with headquarters in Langenhagen near Hanover and a network of seven branches in the region of Lower Saxony, Hamburg, Bremen, Berlin and Leipzig. ARTUS was founded in 2012 and currently employs around 100 people. The company offers complete solutions for the entire rehabilitation process. The services offered here cover the entire restoration process, from initial measures and damage logging to cleaning, drying and complete restoration. The clients of ARTUS are mainly insurance companies and their customers.
To support further growth, the founding shareholders have entered into a partnership with Odewald KMU II, an investment company specializing in high-growth medium-sized companies. To this end, Odewald KMU II has acquired a majority stake in ARTUS. The founders continue to hold a significant stake in the company. The parties have agreed not to disclose the amount of the investment or further details of the shareholding.
The Odewald KMU II Fund with a volume of 200 million euros has entered into its seventh investment with ARTUS. The Odewald KMU II Fund invests in attractive target markets in German-speaking SMEs. The industry focus is on profitable, fast-growing medium-sized companies in the fields of “German engineering”, intelligent services and healthcare. The typical investment occasions are succession arrangements and/or growth financing. These companies generally generate sales of between EUR 20 million and EUR 100 million, have entrepreneurial management, are very successful in operational terms and occupy a leading position in the relevant market. Equity investments of five to 30 million euros are made per transaction. The Cologne-based private equity experts led by Dr. Pär Johansson regularly advise Odewald KMU in this regard.
ODEWALD is one of the leading independent investment companies in Germany. The company invests primarily in high-growth medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries. The focus is on
specialized mechanical engineering, business services, IT, energy, medical technology and healthcare. Investors include insurance companies, pension funds, asset management companies, family offices and wealthy private investors.
Advisor Odewald KMU II: Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Dr. Pär Johansson (Lead Partner),
Kristina Schneider, LL.M.,
Tim Remmel, LL.M.,
Laura Rilinger (all Private Equity, Corporate/M&A),
Dr. Sascha Schewiola (Labor Law),
Dr. Verena Hoene, LL.M. (IP), all Cologne