Munich/ Grünwald — Hübner Schlösser & Cie (HSCie) exclusively advised the shareholders of SchahlLED Lighting GmbH on the sale of a majority stake to the private equity fund Active Capital Company (ACC). The managing partners remain minority shareholders and, together with the new investor, will continue to actively promote the growth strategy of SchahlLED in the future. One of the goals set is now to bring the benefits of leading smart LED solutions to a broader European industrial customer base.
“Environmentally friendly green technologies and smart solutions are playing an increasingly important role in today’s economy. With its range of intelligent functional LED solutions, SchahlLED efficiently combines both areas and has also optimally positioned itself to benefit from the emerging trend towards an industrial Internet of Things. In Active Capital Company, SchahlLED has found the ideal partner to take the company to the next level and implement their successful business model across Europe,” explains Sabine Moeller (photo), partner at HSCie and project manager for this transaction.
HSCie advised the sellers in all steps of the sales process. The two managing partners comment, “We are pleased to have selected HSCie as our advisor. With HSCie, we had a highly professional and competent partner at our side in this crucial phase. In addition to crucial investor access and excellent process management and negotiation skills, HSCie also stands out for its humanity and unwavering commitment.”
About SchahlLED Lighting
SchahlLED is a leading full-service provider of intelligent LED lighting solutions with a focus on industrial applications. The company’s predecessor was formed in 1999, while the company was established through a spin-off in 2006 and acquired by management in a management buy-in in 2012. SchahlLED has its headquarters in Munich and is active in the entire DACH region as well as in Poland. The company is a full-service provider from project design, manufacturing and delivery of intelligent LED lighting systems, to installation, software integration and data analysis. The company handles over a hundred major projects a year with a network of sales and service partners in northern Germany, central Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland. www.schahlled.de.
About Active Capital Company
Active Capital Company is an independent private equity fund focused on small and medium-sized companies in the Netherlands and Germany. ACC invests in companies in the industrial, wholesale and service sectors with sales of between EUR 10 and 100 million. Through an entrepreneurial and proactive approach, ACC maximizes the long-term value of its investments by assisting management in executing value-added projects and providing access to its extensive partner network. www.activecapitalcompany.com.
Hübner Schlösser & Cie, is an internationally active, independent corporate finance consulting firm based in Munich. In recent years, HSCie has completed more than 150 transactions in various industries with a total volume of more than € 17 billion. HSCie is one of the leading consulting firms in Germany in the segment of medium-sized transactions.