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13.10.2014
Finatem expands its industry experts circle
Finatem, an independent partner-managed private equity company focusing on small and medium-sized businesses, is supported by another top-class industry expert, Mr Konstantin Winterstein.
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01.10.2014
Finatem expands the team with two more staff members
Felix Rieder and Katharina Freund joined the team of Finatem in October 2014.
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27.08.2014
Finatem sells J&S Automotive to Brockhaus Private Equity
Successful exit of participation in leading niche supplier in the automobile supplier industry
J&S made decisive headway in developing its product portfolio and market position under the umbrella of Finatem
Management continuity secured also under the new majority shareholder
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18.08.2014
Finatem adds to its commercial and technical expertise
Kurt Gieseler and Stefan Glauner are the new industrial experts at investment company Finatem.
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30.07.2014
Finatem extends its portfolio with acquisition of licht|basis
Finatem diversifies its portfolio by investing in a technical wholesaler in the lighting market
Management remains in the hands of the founders who retain a 25 percent stake
Further organic growth and acquisitions planned by licht|basis
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21.07.2014
Finatem invests in metal cutting industry
Finatem-Fonds invests in automotive supplier Oberndörfer GmbH
Well-known, specialized manufacturer of precision turned and milled parts
Extension of Finatem-portfolio in metal cutting companies focused on precision parts
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01.07.2014
Investment team expansion
Boris Yudin has joined the investment team of Finatem in July 2014 as investment manager.
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23.05.2014
Broad expansion of production areas launched at WST
In May, ground was broken for the extensive expansion of the production area of Finatem subsidiary WST Präzisionstechnik, located in Löffingen. From currently 9,000 square meters, the production area will be extended by 12,000 square meters to pave the way for an increase in sales from around 42 million euros to over 60 million euros with a growth in workforce from currently 280 employees to 480. Following this first step of extension planned for the next two years, a further expansion of 7,000 square meters is planned for 2017 in a second step.
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05.05.2014
Finatem successfully concludes acquisition of mG miniGears
Closing of takeover of operating activities of Italian company mG miniGears SpA
Closing of acquisition of Chinese company mG miniGears Suzhou
Finatem III fund buys gear wheel and gear assembly specialist
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04.04.2014
Finatem expands investment in drives technology area
Finatem III Fund taking over activities of Italian company mG miniGears from Carraro Group
Gear and gearbox specialist produces in Italy and China
Finatem already successfully represented in drive and gearbox area with Herzog Group
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26.03.2014
Team expansion in the field of fund & portfolio controlling
In February 2014 Jochen Tröger has joined the Finatem team in the field of fund & portfolio controlling.
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25.02.2014
Finatem supports the Rheingau Musikfestival
Finatem supports the Rheingau Musikfestival also in 2014 and has taken over the sponsorship for two concerts. Composer & Artist in Residence, Jörg Widmann, clarinet, performs together with the Arcanto quartet. In the category "Next Generation" we are looking forward to Vestard Shimkus on the piano.
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23.01.2014
Techno-Physik Group gains CE-marking for its fire protection panels „Miprotec“ allowing Europe-wide user-friendly installation
Techno-Physik Group, one of the leading specialists in structural fire protection, could successfully complete the valuable CE-marking for its ventilation and smoke extraction ducts with fire protection boards "Miprotec L". Essen-based Techno-Physik Group is part of the Finatem Fund III portfolio.
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17.12.2013
Finatem wins five new Industry Experts
In December, Finatem, an independent investment company focused on SME‘s in German-speaking Europe, has expanded the circle of industry experts around five top-class experts. As recognized experts with many years of management experience in various industry sectors they will support the investment team in the selection and implementation of investments. At least one of the now 14 industry experts will advise Finatem on each acquisition.
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29.11.2013
J&S Automotive Technology acquires BMW as new customer
Finatem portfolio company J&S Automotive Technology in Wustermark (Brandenburg) was able to acquire BMW AG as new OEM customer. From 2014 J&S will supply BMW AG with shield plates for thermal & sound insulation. With this new contract J&S has become supplier of all German car manufacturers (Volkswagen Group, Daimler AG and BMW AG) with self-developed parts and components.
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04.09.2013
Derby Cycle praises successful cooperation with Finatem
In the current "UnternehmerEdition"-issue dated August 2013 with focus on SMEs and Private Equity, Mathias Seidler, CEO of Derby Cycle, a former Finatem stake holding in Cloppenburg, describes the cooperation with Finatem:
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12.08.2013
Finatem acquires an interest in Austrian plant manufacturer FMW
Finatem acquires 40% stake in Austrian supplier of turnkey
industrial plants / First significant investment by Finatem in
Austria’s attractive industrial sector / Previous shareholders
HANNOVER Finanz and the FMW management remain
onboard
Kirchstetten
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02.08.2013
Investment team expansion
In July 2013 Alexander Stein has joined the investment team of Finatem as investment manager.
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25.07.2013
Rheingau Music Prize 2013 for the pianist Fazil Say
The Rheingau Music Prize 2013 is presented to the Turkish pianist and composer Fazil Say during his piano recital on July 31st 2013 at Schloss Johannisberg. The evening concert is sponsored by Finatem.
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11.07.2013
J&S Automotive Technology top supplier of Daimler AG
In the for all direct suppliers of Daimler AG required supplier rating, the Finatem portfolio company J&S Automotive Technology GmbH in Wustermark (Brandenburg) was evaluated with the sought-after top rating of "A". The process audit according to VDA 6.3 should ensure in particular that new suppliers meet the high requirements of Daimler in terms of delivery reliability, quality, innovation and financial stability. J&S supplies Daimler AG with safety parts in the belt systems.
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15.05.2013
Finatem supports the Rheingau Musikfestival
Finatem supports the Rheingau Musikfestival and has taken over the sponsorship for two concerts: Apollon Musagète Quartett and the Composer and Artist in Residence Fazil Say.
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14.11.2012
FINATEM ACHIEVES LONG-TERM SOLUTION FOR DNZ HOLDING
FINATEM ACHIEVES LONG-TERM SOLUTION FOR DNZ HOLDING
• Security service provider DNZ Holding sold to private investors
• 2,300 jobs saved
• Company operating successfully, but financial situation still strained
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06.07.2012
WST PRÄZISIONSTECHNIK AND FINATEM ON JOINT EXPANSION PATH
The company, which is based in the Hochschwarzwald region of Germany, manufactures high-end, ready-to-mount precision turned and milled parts based on state-of-the-art production technology.
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26.06.2012
Finatem supports the Rheingau music festival
Finatem supports the Rheingau music festival and has taken over the sponsorship for the concert from David Fray.
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25.06.2012
Techno-Pysik expands with the acquisition of new technology and new customers
The Techno-Physik Group based in Essen has struck a share deal at the beginning of June to acquire a 100% interest in Hoffmann Wärmedämmtechnik GmbH.
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19.03.2012
We have moved!
As of 19th March 2012 our new address is:

Feldbergstrasse 35, 60323 Frankfurt/Main

Phone and fax number as well as email addresses remain unchanged.

We look forward to welcoming you in our new office soon.
07.07.2011
Successful Final Closing of Finatem III Fund
With effect of June 30, 2011 Finatem had the final closing of Finatem III with a capitalisation of €135 million.

It has successfully raised 10% more in total volume than for its predecessor Finatem II fund as a consequence.
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28.06.2011
Finatem sponsors Rheingau Music Festival
Finatem supports the Rheingau Music Festival and has taken over the sponsorship for two concerts: the Arcanto quartet and Calefax.
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15.04.2011
Finatem Acquires Majority Stake in Herzog AG
Effective 8 April 2011 Finatem has acquired a majority 75% interest in Herzog AG based in Schramberg (in the Black Forest in Germany).

As part of the solution developed to enable founder Helmut Herzog to pass on the business to a new generation, previous co-shareholders Hanspeter and Markus Herzog have retained an interest and new managers have also taken a stake, now collectively totalling around 25% of the shares.

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16.03.2011
Derby Cycle AG Successfully Concludes IPO
Derby Cycle AG successfully concludes IPO - Greenshoe option fully exercised
- Stabilisation period ends
- No stabilisation measures implemented
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14.02.2011
Derby Cycle Celebrates IPO
Derby Cycle AG has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since 04 February 2011. The company with a long tradition based in Cloppenburg (Lower Saxony) is Germany’s largest bicycle manufacturer by sales volume, and one of Europe's leading cycle manufacturers.
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06.01.2011
Team Expansion
Finatem expanded the team by 3 people.

Dr. Christoph Jorns (Junior Investment Manager) joined the team in October 2010. Furthermore Brigitte Herberth (analyst) and Aniseh Janz (secretary) will support the team as from November 2010.
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17.08.2010
Finatem Acquires Techno-Physik Group, Essen, Germany
Finatem has acquired Techno-Physik Group from E.G.O. Blanc and Fischer Group, Oberderdingen, Germany, in a management buy-out. The transaction, which was closed in July 2010, is the first investment of Fund Finatem III which has now exceeded the size of the Fund Finatem II and aims to complete its final closing by the end of 2010.
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17.05.2010
Vogelsang Corp. - Two New Press Lines in Two Years
Over the last two years, the Vogelsang Corp. manufacturing plant in Lakewood, New Jersey, has added 220-ton and 400-ton press lines, and expects to add a third one in the next two years.
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06.05.2010
Roland Lacher New Industry Expert at Finatem
Roland Lacher joined Finatem as a member of the Industry Advisory Board in April 2010.

Roland Lacher co-founded Singulus Technologies AG. Singulus is the only company worldwide which provides the complete value chain for all optical disc formats.
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26.04.2010
J&S Werkzeugbau Stanz- und Dichtungstechnik Goes Online with a New Website
J&S Werkzeugbau Stanz- und Dichtungstechnik has relaunched its website.

The company’s website address is: www.jsstanzdicht.com
19.04.2010
Dr. Ludolf Plass New Industry Expert at Finatem
Dr. Ludolf Plass joined Finatem as member of the industry advisory board in 2010.

Until 2009 Dr. Ludolf Plass had been senior vice-president at Lurgi GmbH.
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16.03.2010
Finatem Expands Industry Advisory Board
Jean-Marie Aoustin (53), industry expert, joined Finatem in 2010. Mr Aoustin had been investment advisor for JMF Industries since 2006, providing advice to private equity investments made by family offices.
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16.03.2010
Finatem Expands Industry Advisory Board
Jörg Pretzel joined Finatem in 2010 as an industry expert.

Jörg Pretzel is CEO of GS1 Germany GmbH, a highly regarded company in the EAN barcode segment, since 2003.
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22.02.2010
Finatem Expands Partnership
Finatem, one of the leading private equity firms in ther German midmarket has appointed Daniel Kartje as a new partner as from 1 January 2010.
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22.02.2010
New Appointment for Accounting and Financial Controlling
Katrin Radtke joined Finatem in February 2010 as responsible for accounting and financial controlling. Based on her extensive experience in this area, she will reinforce the support team. She will be involved in the development and enhancement of Finatem's reporting.
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14.01.2010
Finatem Announces the First Closing of Finatem III at € 120 million
Finatem, one of Germany's established, independent private equity firms in the German midmarket, announces the first closing of Finatem III at € 120 million. This represents 80% of its target size of €150 million and equals the size of its previous fund, Finatem II, which is now fully invested. Most investors are European institutional investors and German family offices.
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24.09.2008
Finatem Acquires DWSI Dresdner Wach- und Sicherungsinstitut GmbH
Finatem headed the acquisition of DWSI Dresdner Wach- und Sicherungsinstitut GmbH, a Dresden-based security company, from Arndt Sicherheit und Service GmbH, Nuremberg, and a group of private investors through its portfolio company DNZ Deutsche Notrufzentrale und Sicherheitsdienste Holding GmbH, Bielefeld.
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15.08.2008
Derby - The Cycle Track Sprints to Bronze
At the beginning of the Olympic cycling track competitions, Rene Enders, Maximilian Levy and Stefan Nimke sprinted to bronze and won the first German medal in cycling in Beijing, for which the team had been waiting for so long.
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02.06.2008
Steudle
Finatem has sold its interests in the Pforzheim-based Steudle group (Steudle) to its management and institutional investors.
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18.12.2007
J&S
J&S excels at quality and process audits in fourth quarter 2007.
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20.11.2007
MBB
Finatem announced the successful closing of its investment in MBB Liftsystems AG by selling the entire group, including its international subsidiaries, to the Austria-based Palfinger Group.
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02.11.2007
DNZ
Germania Wachschutz, a DNZ Group subsidiary, has won a contract to supply security for 13 schools in Berlin.
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06.04.2007
Derby
Derby Cycle has become a sponsor of the Bund Deutscher Radfahrer [the German Cycling Federation]. Derby Cycle supports the German track cycling team and the German Olympic team.
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15.12.2006
DNZ
In December 2006, the DNZ Group acquired WSI, headquartered in Erfurt. WSI is one of the market leaders in the security field in Thuringia and complements the DNZ Group ideally in terms of products and in the region.