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The latest news about Ufenau Capital Partners:

Oktober, 15th 2018Andreas Joehle becomes Partner at Ufenau Capital Partners

We are very pleased to announce, that Andreas Joehle will join our Team as Partner from January 1st, 2019. Read more: Download PDF

June, 19th 2018Fair Damage Control acquires Repair Concepts Group

We are pleased to announce that Fair Damage Control Holding ("FDC") has acquired Repair Concepts. Read more: Download PDF

June, 11th 2018Lavatio emerges…

We are pleased to announce that Ufenau has acquired Kruppert Group via the newly founded platform company Lavatio GmbH. Read more: Download PDF

June, 05th 2018Swiss IT Security continues its growth

We are pleased to announce that Swiss IT Security AG has acquired ExpertCircle GmbH.

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May, 25th 2018Kanalservice Holding acquires KARO

We are pleased to announce that Kanalservice Holding (“KSH”) has acquired KARO Kanalreinigung AG.

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March 15, 2018Intelligent Repair Solutions – Market Leader via Buy-&-Build

Intelligent Repair Solutions Group (¨IRS¨) is developing and growing.
IRS Group is expanding its market-leading position. Since our last update in May 2017, we were able to acquire eleven add-on companies in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.

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February 15, 2018Swiss IT Security joins forces with alphaBit

We are pleased to announce that Swiss IT Security AG has joined forces with alphaBit GmbH.

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January 17, 2018Kanalservice Holding acquires Jeschke Umwelttechnik GmbH

At the beginning of the new year, we are pleased to announce that Kanalservice Gruppe has successfully acquired Jeschke Umwelttechnik GmbH.

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January 12, 2018Altano – Partnership with Equine Clinic Grosswallstadt

We are delighted to announce, that Ufenau portfolio company Altano Gruppe GmbH ("Altano ") has acquired Equine Clinic Grosswallstadt (“Pferdeklinik Grosswallstadt”) and therewith expands its geographical footprint in Germany. 

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November 22, 2017Ufenau acquires execure via Swiss IT Security

We are delighted to announce, that Ufenau has acquired a majority stake in execure via its platform company Swiss IT Security AG.

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September 21, 2017Altano – Partnership with Pferdeklinik Kirchheim

We are delighted to announce, that Ufenau V German Asset Light’s portfolio company Altano Gruppe GmbH joined forces with the Equine Klinik in Kirchheim and therewith expands its geographical footprint in the southern part of Germany.

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July 21, 2017¡Viva México! Ufenau invests in casual dining group Desperado

We are delighted to inform you, that Ufenau – in close collaboration with a highly experienced buy-in management team – invested in Desperado.

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June 20, 2017Successful Divestment of NRW Building Technology

We are very pleased to announce that Ufenau Capital Partners ("Ufenau") has sold its majority shareholding in NRW Building Technology Holding GmbH ("NRW") to funds advised by Bregal Unternehmerkapital ("Bregal"). Read more:    Download PDF

June 06, 2017Acquisition of Altano

We are delighted to announce, that Ufenau successfully acquired Altano Gruppe GmbH ("Altano") in close collaboration with the existing owner and together with Herzog von Croy and Mr Andreas Jacobs. Read more:    Download PDF

May 11, 2017Intelligent Repair Solutions – Market Leader via Buy-&-Build

We are pleased to inform you about the positive development of Intelligent Repair Solutions. Read more:   Download PDF

February 22, 2017Team Promotion and two Add-on Acquisitions

We are pleased to inform you about the positive development of Ufenau Capital Partners, in particular the promotions within the team as well as two further add-on acquisitions of our portfolio company NRW Building Technology.

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January 18, 2017Acquisition of DermaClin and Best German, Austrian and Swiss LBO Fund

After an intensive and very successful year 2016 with 15 acquisitions and 1 divestment, we are delighted to announce, that Ufenau successfully acquired the DermaClin Holding AG (“DermaClin”) and was awarded as best German, Austrian and Swiss LBO Fund in 2016.

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News of 2016
December 06, 2016Ufenau invests in MÖKAH

At the end of a very successful year, we are delighted to announce, that Ufenau successfully invested in MÖKAH in close collaboration with the owners of the company.

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December 01, 2016Two Add-on Acquisitions for Fair Damage Control

Ufenau Capital Partners is pleased to announce two add-on acquisitions for Fair Damage Control Holding (“FDC”). FDC acquired the two German-based companies E.Via Schadenmanagement and FTS Preischel to strengthen its footprint in the area of claim management and handling for insurance companies.

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October 05, 2016Ufenau V hits EUR 227 million hard cap

We are pleased to announce that the fund Ufenau V German Asset Light, advised by Ufenau Capital Partners, recently held its final closing at the hard cap of EUR 227 million.

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June 13, 2016Acquisition of the Doktorhuus Holding

After the very successful 6 months in 2016, with 7 add-on acquisitions for the portfolio companies NRW Building Technology, Trans Europa Express and Intelligent Repair Solutions, we are delighted to announce, that Ufenau successfully acquired its 6th platform company, Doktorhuus Holding AG (“Doktorhuus”).

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June 08, 2016Three Add-Ons for the portfolio of Ufenau Capital Partners

2016 is still progressing very successfully for Ufenau Capital Partners and our portfolio companies: Three successful add-on acquisitions to further strengthen NRW Building Technology and the Roth Group.

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May 25, 2016 pierre.dk becomes part of Intelligent Repair Solutions Group

After a very successful beginning to 2016 for Intelligent Repair Solutions Group, our automotive smart repair group, with the acquisition of Frank Gerardy GmbH, we are now happy to announce its fourth and largest acquisition to date.

pierre.dk is a leading painting specialist for passenger cars and has over 200 employees primarily in Denmark but also in Germany and Sweden. The company prepares and varnishes used cars for car dealers and body shops at 40 sites.

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February 22, 2016Three Add-ons for the portfolio of Ufenau Capital Parnters

The year 2016 started off very successfully for our portfolio companies: Two of them already accomplished three add-on acquisitions.

Trans Europa Express Group (TEX) acquired a majority stake in RDP Services B.V. RDP, headquartered in Rotterdam (Netherlands), is a leading school for training of railway personnel. 

In addition, Intelligent Repair Solutions (IRSH) acquired a majority stake in Frank Gerardy GmbH and MS Car Care. Gerardy is a leading provider for car body repairs in the region of Koblenz (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) for passenger cars, trucks and campervans. MS Car Care offers car reconditioning services in Berlin, Leipzig and Nuremberg and serves large BMW and VW car dealers.

 

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January 13, 2016Ufenau is renamed Ufenau Capital Partners

We are pleased to announce the change of name of our company. As from today we will operate under the name of
Ufenau Capital Partners AG. The funds we advise are renamed Ufenau II, III & IV German Asset Light.

Our rebranding is driven by the proliferation of the brand name Constellation in Europe and in America. Our new name provides us with distinctive branding, avoiding the possibility of name confusion whilst at the same time maintaining the Swiss roots of our business. 

 

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News of 2015
November 20, 2015Roth Group acquires majority stake in ISSA SA

Pfaeffikon, November 2015 – We are pleased to announce that Roth Group, a portfolio company of funds advised by Ufenau, has acquired a majority stake in Switzerland-based ISSA SA.

With sites in Fribourg and Jura, ISSA has around 50 employees and is the leading provider of fire protection and technical insulation services in Western Switzerland. The company has grown continually in recent years and earned a solid reputation.

 

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October 27, 2015Ufenau acquires faircheck Schadenservice

Pfaeffikon, October 2015 – We are pleased to announce that Ufenau has acquired a majority stake in faircheck Schadenservice Deutschland.

Susanna Martin and Hubertus Marx founded faircheck in 2006 in Korschenbroich (Germany). The company is a leading provider of claim management and handling services for property insurances. The business model is highly digitalized and standardized. faircheck lives and breathes efficient processes.


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October 15, 2015NRW Building Technology Holding acquires Eberl GmbH

Pfaeffikon, October 2015 – We are pleased to announce that NRW Building Technology Holding (NRW), a portfolio company of funds advised by Ufenau, has acquired Austrian based Eberl GmbH.

In a succession situation, the owner decided to divest his lifework to NRW. The regional leading company headquartered in Mayrhofen (Tyrol) is specialized in the niche segment of planning, construction and maintenance of professional spa- and wellness facilities. The company provides its services to hotels and HNWI in the Alpine region.

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September 30, 2015Roth Group acquires majority stake in Aebisol AG

Pfaeffikon, September 2015 – We are pleased to announce that Roth Group, a portfolio company of funds advised by Ufenau, has acquired a majority stake in Switzerland-based Aebisol AG.

Headquartered in St. Gallen, Aebisol has 20 employees and is the leading provider of fire protection and technical insulation (heating, ventilation, cooling and sanitation) services in the Eastern part of Switzerland.

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June 16, 2015Rehms Group acquires DL-Technik GmbH

Pfaeffikon, June 2015 – We are pleased to announce that Rehms, a portfolio company of funds advised by Ufenau, has acquired a majority stake in Germany based DL-Technik GmbH.

In a succession situation the two owners decided to divest the majority of their shares to the Rehms Group. The regional leading company headquartered in Essen (North Rhine-Westphalia) has 55 employees and is specialized in the planning, design as well as the execution of projects in the field of heating, ventilation, cooling and sanitation installations.

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April 09, 2015Ufenau acquires Trans Europa Express

Pfaeffikon, April 2015 – We are pleased to announce that Ufenau has acquired a majority stake in Trans Europa Express Holding AG (“TEX”, formerly HSM Group), working closely with its shareholders and management team.

TEX Group was founded in 1997 and has since grown to the leading provider of Train Operating Services in Western Europe. The company has developed an excellent reputation as a reliable service provider for the railway sector and employs 900 people. Among TEX`s customers are all major private and national passenger and rail cargo operators. TEX Group operates in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Netherlands.

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News of 2014
December 03, 2014Ufenau IV hits EUR 120 million hard cap

In November 2014 Ufenau, a small-cap buyout specialist with a distinctive Buy-&Build investment strategy focused on services companies in the DACH region, closed Ufenau IV at its hard cap of EUR 120 million.

Besides commitments from returning investors which included the entrepreneurs that form part of Ufenau’s Industry Partner network, Constellation was pleased to have received commitments from several high quality international investors from France, Germany, Switzerland, the US and Asia. They include fund-of-funds, family offices, universities, foundations, endowments and a state pension fund.


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November 05, 2014Ufenau successfully acquires Rehms GmbH

Pfaeffikon, November 2014 – We are pleased to announce that Ufenau has acquired a majority stake in Rehms GmbH in the course of a succession process.

Rehms was founded 75 years ago and grew to a regional champion located in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). The company has an outstanding reputation as a reliable business partner and is since its foundation a family owned business employing over 250 employees. The company is predominantly active in the field of heating, ventilation, cooling and sanitation installation as well as measurement & control systems. Rehms serves a broad customer mix including prime contractors, construction businesses, architects as well as a large pool of private clients.

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October 16, 2014Ufenau successfully exits education group IBIS

Pfäffikon (Switzerland), October 2014 – We are pleased to inform you about the successful exit of the IBIS Education Group, a portfolio company of funds advised by Ufenau, to Frankfurt based private equity house Quadriga Capital.

IBIS was founded in 1981 and is the leading privately held training and education provider for adults, young people and school graduates as well as people with migration background in Austria and Germany. With revenues of approximately EUR 70 Mio. and network of more than 80 branches, the company offers specialized trainings to more than 50’000 participants per year.

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September 30, 2014Ufenau acquires Dent Wizard

Pfaeffikon, September 2014 – We are pleased to announce that Ufenau has acquired a majority stake in Dent Wizard, based in Rellingen, Germany jointly with the company’s management.

Dent Wizard International Corporation was already founded in 1983 in USA. In Germany, the current market leader in SMART Repair* is active since 1997 and mainly serves large insurance companies who cover the costs for their customers as well as more than 5.200 car dealers.

 

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August 29, 2014Ufenau acquires Roth

Pfäffikon, August 2014 – We are pleased to announce that Ufenau has acquired a majority stake in Roth Brandschutz (www.roth.ch) jointly with the company’s management.

Founded 1958 in Gerlafingen (Switzerland), the company is the leading provider of fire protection and insulation services in Switzerland with approximately 200 employees and revenues of CHF 40 million.

Roth specializes in heating, ventilation, air condition and sanitary insulations and fire protection measures for infrastructure projects such as tunnels as well as residential and commercial buildings. The company operates through four branches in Gerlafingen (Solothurn), Lausen (Basel-Land), Rümlang (Zürich) and Malters (Luzern).

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July 30, 2014Ufenau acquires Douteil Smart Repair

Pfaeffikon, July 2014 – We are pleased to announce that Ufenau has acquired a majority stake in Douteil
Smart Repair (www.douteil.de) jointly with the company’s management.

Founded in 1995 and based in North-Rhine Westphalia (Germany), Douteil is a leading provider of paintless dent
removal services for cars in Germany, primarily focusing on hail damage removal. The applied technique allows a
complete removal of damages to the car body such as dings, dents and creases without the need for lacquering or
replacement.

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February 19, 2014Ibis acam group acquires Stepin GmbH

Pfäffikon, February 2014 – We are pleased to announce that ibis acam, a portfolio company of funds advised by Ufenau, has acquired a majority stake in German based Stepin GmbH.

Due to the succession planning the owners decided to sell „Student Travel & Education Programs International“ (Stepin) to ibis acam group. Founded in 1999, Stepin is a leading provider of exchange programs in Germany to worldwide destinations. The company specializes in organizing high school programmes for young people as well as Work, Travel stays abroad and Au Pair programs.

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