PINOVA Capital sells Sill Optics to Deutsche Private Equity

Photo: Jörn Pelzer, one of the three foun­ding part­ners of PINOVA Capital
18. August 2022

Munich — PINOVA Capi­tal has sold Sill Optics to Deut­sche Private Equity. King & Wood Malle­sons (KWM) advi­sed funds mana­ged by PINOVA Capi­tal GmbH (PINOVA Capi­tal) as well as other share­hol­ders on the sale of all shares in Sill Optics Group (Sill Optics).

Sill Optics is a leading manu­fac­tu­rer of precision optics used in laser mate­rial proces­sing, addi­tive manu­fac­tu­ring, medi­cal tech­no­logy and accom­pany­ing chip manu­fac­tu­ring proces­ses, among others. With around 250 employees, Sill Optics deve­lops and manu­fac­tures in Wendel­stein. PINOVA Capi­tal acqui­red a majo­rity stake in the company in 2019 and has since success­fully deve­lo­ped it further.

PINOVA Capi­tal is an inde­pen­dent invest­ment company that invests in fast-growing tech­no­logy compa­nies in German-spea­­king coun­tries. PINOVA Capi­tal focu­ses on medium-sized compa­nies with reve­nues between EUR 10 million and EUR 75 million in the Indus­trial Tech­no­logy and Infor­ma­tion Tech­no­logy sectors, which are charac­te­ri­zed by signi­fi­cant growth poten­tial, sustainable compe­ti­tive advan­ta­ges and a strong market posi­tion in their niche.

Advi­sors to PINOVA Capi­tal GmbH: King & Wood Mallesons

Markus Herz, Hanno Brandt, Lorenz Liebsch, Julian Buhr (PSL), Damian Thiele (all Corpo­rate), Markus Hill, Vikto­ria Rosbach (both Tax), Tilman Siebert (Antitrust/ Compe­ti­tion), Martin Gliewe (Employ­ment).


PINOVA Capi­tal is an inde­pen­dent invest­ment company that invests in fast-growing medium-sized compa­nies in the indus­trial tech­no­logy and infor­ma­tion tech­no­logy sectors in German-spea­­king coun­tries. PINOVA curr­ently mana­ges a fund volume of over €450 million.

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