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VR Equitypartner invests in embedded electronics specialist Solectrix

Photo: Chris­tian Futter­lieb, Mana­ging Direc­tor at VR Equi­ty­p­art­ner in Frank­furt a. Main
22. Novem­ber 2021

Frank­furt am Main/ Fürth — VR Equi­ty­p­art­ner acqui­res a mino­rity stake in the Solec­trix Group based in Fürth. The part­ners­hip is inten­ded in parti­cu­lar to leverage further growth poten­tial. The parties have agreed not to disc­lose the purchase price.

Solec­trix specia­li­zes in complex “high-end elec­tro­nics” solu­ti­ons for the medi­cal tech­no­logy, auto­mo­tive, film and manu­fac­tu­ring indus­tries. As an inno­va­tor and inde­pen­dent full-service provi­der, Solec­trix deve­lops and manu­fac­tures sophisti­ca­ted embed­ded elec­tro­nics on behalf of custo­mers and also offers specially deve­lo­ped elec­tro­nic compon­ents and systems “off-the-shelf”. One focus is on FPGA tech­no­logy for image proces­sing solu­ti­ons. Here, Solec­trix supports its custo­mers throughout the entire deve­lo­p­ment chain, from the concept study to system design (hard­ware confi­gu­ra­tion and soft­ware programming) and proto­type deve­lo­p­ment to product certi­fi­ca­tion. The focus is on complex medium-sized and large projects that require exten­sive know-how. The sale of our own products forms the core of our future growth stra­tegy. With its more than 100 highly specia­li­zed employees, the company is excel­lently posi­tio­ned in a market that is growing over the long term.

The sellers are the three foun­ding part­ners and mana­ging direc­tors Lars Helbig, Stefan Schütz and Jürgen Stei­nert. All of them will conti­nue to be avail­able to the company in the long term, both as majo­rity share­hol­ders and as mana­ging direc­tors. In addi­tion, the port­fo­lio for embed­ded systems in the medi­cal tech­no­logy, imaging, auto­mo­tive, indus­trial / plant engi­nee­ring sectors is to be further deve­lo­ped toge­ther with VR Equi­ty­p­art­ner, and the supra­re­gio­nal distri­bu­tion of the company’s own products is to be expan­ded. If there is an appro­priate stra­te­gic fit, acqui­si­ti­ons are also to be realized.

“With VR Equi­ty­p­art­ner, we have found a long-term orien­ted, capi­­tal-strong and expe­ri­en­ced equity inves­tor. Due to the Corona pande­mic, the process was delayed, but the mutual trust in VR Equitypartner’s mino­rity concept was built all the stron­ger,” Jürgen Stei­nert, Mana­ging Part­ner of the Solec­trix Group, looks back and adds: “Solec­trix has grown steadily in recent years — so we are plea­sed that the new inves­tor will support us in lever­aging further growth potential.”

Chris­tian Futter­lieb, Mana­ging Direc­tor at VR Equi­ty­p­art­ner, rein­for­ces the joint venture: “Solec­trix is a highly attrac­tive company with excel­lent manage­ment and a moti­va­ted and tech­ni­cally specia­li­zed team in a growing market. Our goal of the coope­ra­tion is to conti­nue the success story — for the custo­mers and the employees in the region. ”

About VR Equi­ty­p­art­ner GmbH 

VR Equi­ty­p­art­ner is one of the leading equity finan­ciers in Germany, Austria and Switz­er­land. The company supports medium-sized family busi­nes­ses in a goal-orien­­ted manner and with deca­des of expe­ri­ence in the stra­te­gic solu­tion of complex finan­cing issues. Invest­ment oppor­tu­nities include growth and expan­sion finan­cing, corpo­rate succes­sion or share­hol­der chan­ges. VR Equi­ty­p­art­ner offers majo­rity and mino­rity invest­ments as well as mezza­nine finan­cing. As a subsi­diary of DZ BANK, the central insti­tu­tion of the coope­ra­tive banks in Germany, VR Equi­ty­p­art­ner consist­ently puts the sustaina­bi­lity of corpo­rate deve­lo­p­ment ahead of short-term exit thin­king. VR Equitypartner’s port­fo­lio curr­ently compri­ses around 60 commit­ments with an invest­ment volume of EUR 400 million. www.vrep.de

The tran­sac­tion team at VR Equitypartner:
Michael Vogt, Klaus Schnei­der, Ömer Kaya, Alex­an­der Koch, Frank Wildenberg

Consul­ting firms invol­ved in the tran­sac­tion by VR Equitypartner:

Finan­cial: SGP Schnei­der Geiwitz GmbH Wirt­schafts­prü­fungs­ge­sell­schaft Steu­er­be­ra­tungs­ge­sell­schaft (Michael Hinter­hol­zer and team)

Commer­cial: Blue­mont Consul­ting GmbH (Markus Frän­kel and team)

Legal / Tax: McDer­mott Will & Emery Rechts­an­wälte Steu­er­be­ra­ter LLP (Dr. Michael Cziesla, Norman Wasse, Dr. Heiko Kermer and Dr. Marion von Grönheim)

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