VR Equitypartner supports growth of Sementis portfolio companies

Photo: Chris­tian Futter­lieb, Co-Mana­ging Direc­tor of VR Equitypartner
23. June 2022

Frank­furt am Main / Eisen­ach — The Fran­k­­furt-based invest­ment company VR Equi­ty­p­art­ner supports Semen­tis GmbH Stephan Behr Vermö­gens­ver­wal­tung with anot­her mezza­nine financing.

As a family holding company, Semen­tis GmbH combi­nes inte­rests in QSIL SE and IBYKUS AG. Based in Thurin­gia, Germany, QSIL has been produ­cing high-perfor­­mance mate­ri­als from high-purity quartz glass and tech­ni­cal cera­mics since it was foun­ded in 1992. The group of compa­nies with produc­tion sites in Germany and the Nether­lands employs around 700 people and has estab­lis­hed itself in recent years as one of the world market leaders in its sector. Foun­ded in 1990, IBYKUS AG, based in Erfurt, Germany, specia­li­zes in IT services in the field of public admi­nis­tra­tion and offers e‑government solu­ti­ons for the admi­nis­tra­tion of subsi­dies at the muni­ci­pal, natio­nal and Euro­pean levels. In addi­tion, its range of services inclu­des inno­va­tive solu­ti­ons for busi­ness process opti­miz­a­tion based on SAP as well as in-house deve­lo­ped enter­prise soft­ware. Around 200 employees work at six loca­ti­ons in Germany.

Stephan Behr welco­mes the further coope­ra­tion: “With VR Equi­ty­p­art­ner, we once again have the reli­able support of a long-stan­­ding and expe­ri­en­ced part­ner. In addi­tion to asset real­lo­ca­tion, the new, addi­tio­nal mezza­nine finan­cing prima­rily serves to open up further growth areas for both QSIL and IBYKUS and to drive forward expan­sion efforts.”

Chris­tian Futter­lieb (photo), Mana­ging Direc­tor of VR Equi­ty­p­art­ner, added: “Semen­tis, with its attrac­tive invest­ments in high-growth tech­no­lo­gies and markets, is a long-stan­­ding and very trus­ted part­ner. We look forward to conti­nuing down this path together.”

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.

The tran­sac­tion team at VR Equitypartner:
Chris­tian Ocken­fuß, Patrick Heinze, Dr. Clau­dia Willershausen

Consul­ting firms invol­ved in the tran­sac­tion by VR Equitypartner:

Contract draf­ting and due dili­gence Semen­tis: Flick Gocke Schaum­burg with Dr. Irka Zöll­ter, Dr. Florian Kutt, Larissa Rickli (Tax), Daniel Ternes (Commer­cial).

Due Dili­gence QSIL (Commer­cial): Codex Part­ners with Clemens Beick­ler, Stijn Proost

Due Dili­gence QSIL (Finan­cial, Tax and Legal): tmitAlex­an­der Gerde­nitsch, Patrick Gageur, Dr. Maxi­mi­lian Menges

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