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Centum Capital decisively specialises in the needs and requirements of mid-market business. We meet strategic financing challenges with individual corporate finance solutions. As professionals and as partners, we support you with corporate transactions and equity financing in the mid-market.
Mergers & Acquisitions is our core business: We are working with private business owners and family-owned businesses in the sale of their companies. We advise corporations in divesting non-core and underperforming business units. We originate transactions for private equity funds and we support on the sale or other dispositions of portfolio companies.
Our references speak for themselves: numerous family-owned businesses in German-speaking Europe, international groups and financial investors have placed their trust in us in over 50 transactions.

M&A News

Lifco buys manufacturer of pallet strapping systems

Lifco buys manufacturer of pallet strapping systems

07.2019: Lifco Group has signed an agreement to acquire the majority of the German company ErgoPack Deutschland GmbH. The company is the leading manufacturer of ergonomic and mobile pallet strapping systems that are used in many different industries globally. In 2018, the acquired operation reported net sales of approximately 22 MEUR. […]

Injection moulding company gets investor on board

Injection moulding company gets investor on board

07.2019: In order to support further expansion of the business, funds advised by Steadfast Capital acquired a majority stake in BUK Group (BUK). The transaction comprises BUK Kunststofftechnik GmbH and EMG GmbH, both based in Eppingen (Baden-Württemberg), UHB Kunststofftechnik GmbH, based in Bohmte (Lower Saxony), as well as the toolmaking […]

Interior outfitter of megayachts sold to French player

Interior outfitter of megayachts sold to French player

04.2019: A fund advised by AFINUM Management GmbH has exited Sinnex to French Groupe Mériguet, a leading provider of renovation services for high end private residences and historic buildings. Sinnex is a highly-specialized interior outfitting company serving the megayacht industry across Europe. The company also builds high end interior for private […]

Maker of lorry semitrailers finds investor

Maker of lorry semitrailers finds investor

03.2019: In order to support further expansion of the business, a fund of Steadfast Capital has acquired a stake in Kempf Group (KEMPF) in February 2019. The transaction comprises Kempf Holding, based in Bad Marienberg (Western Germany) with a further production plant in Kowary, Poland), and Kempf Reparatur, based in […]

School outfitter realizes succession solution

School outfitter realizes succession solution

02.2019: Financial investor Halder has completed an MBO of Conen Group (Morbach/Germany). The investment provides a succession solution for the founder’s family which had established the company in 1965. Conen specializes in outfitting educational institutions like schools and nursery schools in Western Europe, the Middle East and the US. Technical […]

Shell acquires manufacturer of energy storage systems

Shell acquires manufacturer of energy storage systems

02.2019: Shell* has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, the Germany based leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that post regulatory approval and completion sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell. […]

Engie acquires provider of ventilation, ac and cooling tec

Engie acquires provider of ventilation, ac and cooling tec

02.2019: Funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe („Equistone“) have agreed the sale of a majority stake in OTTO Luft- und Klimatechnik GmbH & Co. KG („OTTO“) to Engie Deutschland GmbH („Engie“), one of the leading companies for technical building services, facilities management, industrial refrigeration technology and energy services in Germany. […]

IT security specialist sold to Harald Quandt Holding

IT security specialist sold to Harald Quandt Holding

01.2019: Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in procilon GROUP (“procilon”). procilon offers its customers comprehensive software solutions for the secure digital communication, identification, and storage of sensitive information. Proprietary cryptographic software applications thereby form the core of procilon’s portfolio. Founded in 2001 and […]

Maker of high-pressure water jetting systems sold

Maker of high-pressure water jetting systems sold

01.2019: Investor Lampe Privatinvest has sold von Oertzen GmbH (Germany), a leading solution provider of high-pressure water jetting systems for industrial customers, to Hako (Germany), a subsidiary of the Possehl Group. With an annual turnover of more than 430 million euros and around 2,000 employees worldwide, Hako GmbH from Bad Oldesloe […]

LED flashlights and headlamps maker sold

LED flashlights and headlamps maker sold

12.2018: Investors AFINUM an INVISION acquire a majority stake in Ledlenser GmbH & Co. KG, Germany, a leading manufacturer of LED flashlights and headlamps. Headquartered in Solingen/Germany and with a production site in Yanjiang (China), Ledlenser (www.ledlenser.com) counts among the worldwide leading manufacturers of high-quality flashlights and headlamps for professional, […]

Latest Deals

Manufacturer of road signage sold to WEMAS Group

WEMAS Group, the leading provider of active and passive road safety equipment, acquires Landwehr Schilderfabrik in Germany.

Ventilation systems manufacturer sets the course for further growth

Ventomaxx, the German manufacturer of decentralized ventilation systems, finds with AFINUM the ideal partner to expand its successful business model.

Manufacturer of hybrid parts, stamped parts and moulded plastic parts with new owner

Wilhelm Schröder GmbH, the German manufacturer of stamped and injection molded parts, goes under the roof of the strategic partner OKE Group, in order to grow sustainably on global bases. Schröder employs appr. 140 people.

Windows manufacturer sold to family holding

German Windows manufacturer KEBOTHERM finds perfect Partner to solve succession and to support future development.

Serafin Group acquires drill manufacturer

Serafin Group acquires drill bit manufacturer KEIL based in Germany to strengthen its presence in the market for quality tools.

Leading manufacturer of electric chain hoists with new owner

German Investor AFINUM invests in HOFFMANN Fördertechnik GmbH in the course of a succession planning. HOFFMANN Fördertechnik employs appr. 230 people and is a leading manufacturer of electric chain hoists, marketed worldwide under the brand name "LIFTKET".

Business software house with new owner

German ERP Software specialist BEDAV GmbH was sold to financial investor BPE. BEDAV focuses on sale and implementation of business software and belongs to the leading vendors of sector-oriented ERP Software on basis of Microsoft Dynamics.

Artmadis expands into Belgium

Artmadis, a portfolio company of the German mutares AG, is the leading distributor for tableware and kitchenware in France. Now it accelerates its expansion in the Belgian market through the takeover of the distributor Verbeelen.

Medical Tec Company is independent again

Private investors acquired BHT Hygienetechnik from the SciCan Group. BHT is one of the market leaders in the manufacturing of Washer-Disinfectors for cleaning, disinfecting and drying of reusable medical equipment in hospitals and laboratories.

ERP & PLM software house finds a succession solution

The ComputerKomplett Group was acquired by Arcadia Beteiligungen. ComputerKomplett is an IT systems integrator with over 400 consultants at 14 locations and is focused on ERP and PLM software for medium-sized manufacturing companies.
Centum Capital advised the buyer.

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