Finatem Current News | February 2015 Edition
Finatem sells J&S Automotive to Brockhaus Private Equity

  • Group becomes leading independent provider of small gears and drive technology in Europe
  • Companies achieve combined sales revenues of more than € 130 million with around 1,000 employees
  • Further expansion of existing production sites in Germany, Italy and China planned
  • Joining forces opens up further growth opportunities on existing and new markets
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Finatem Current News | August 2014 Edition
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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Finatem Current News | July 2014 Edition
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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Finatem Current News | July 2014 Edition
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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Finatem Current News | April 2014 Edition
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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Finatem Current News | August 2013 Edition
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
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Finatem Current News | July 2012 Edition
WST Präzisionstechnik and FINATEM on joint expansion path

  • Private equity company Finatem acquires majority in specialist for precision turned parts
  • WST Präzisionstechnik receives additional capital to finance growth
  • Sabine and Georg Willmann to remain sole managing directors in the future
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Finatem Current News | June 2012 Edition
Techno-physik expands with the acquisition of new technology and new customers

  • Finatem-III portfolio company acquires 100% stake in Hoffmann WDT GmbH
  • Techno-Physik Group is now a "one-stop-shop" for all vermiculite-based insulation products
  • Former shareholder and managing director Kai Hoffmann remains part of the management team
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Finatem Current News | July 2011 Edition
Successful Final Closing of Finatem III Fund

  • Fund volumes total € 135 million
  • Strong interest from both German and foreign investors
  • Broad investor base – family offices' share almost quadruples
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Finatem Current News | May 2011 Edition
Finaterm acquires majority stake in Herzog AG

Since 4th February 2011, Derby Cycle AG ( has been listed on the Prime Standard of the 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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Finatem Current News | March 2011 Edition
Finatem takes Derby Cycle public, making the firs successful IPO of 2011

Since 4th February 2011, Derby Cycle AG ( has been listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Offered at an issue price of € 12.50 per share, the IPO was oversubscribed twice, with institutional investors heavily represented. The first listing was on 4th February, at a price of € 13.15. Finatem retains a 10% stake in the firm, in order to participate in the expected positive performance of the company.
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Finatem Current News | September 2010 Edition
Finatem Current News - Portfolio Update

As we all know, 2010 remains a very difficult year for the private equity industry across Europe: challenging fundraising, little deal activity, difficult access to debt financing and economic uncertainty. In this context, we would like to give you an update on Finatem and its activities throughout 2010.
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Finatem Current News | January 2010 Edition
Finatem Announces the First Closing of Finatem III at € 120 million

Finatem, one of Germany's leading lower mid-market private equity firms, 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 has now been fully invested. Over 70% of commitments have come from institutional investors, and 60% of the amounts subscribed are from international investors.
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Finatem Current News | June 2008 Edition
Finatem has sold its interests in Pforzheim based Steudle group (Steudle) to its management and institutional investors.

Steudle is one of the leading manufacturers of electronic contact parts. The company's product portfolio comprises precision stamping and bending parts, plastic-metal compound parts, as well as complex component assemblies. Its client base includes reputable German and international manufacturers of electronic components for the automotive, mechanical engineering and white goods industries, and in 2007, Steudle generated sales worth € 32 million.
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Finatem Current News | February 2008 Edition
MBB Liftsystems AG, Ganderkesee (MBB), previously held by financial and private investors, was acquired, under Finatem's management, by the Austrian listed company Palfinger Group in late 2007. MBB Liftsystems AG is one of the world's leading manufacturers of hydraulic tail lifts for the truck trailer market, as well as hydraulic access systems for passenger transport. In the 2007 financial year, the MBB Group generated annual sales of € 65 million.
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Review 2006
Finatem, one of the most active independent players in the small mid cap market in Germany, looks back on an outstanding year 2006. The Fund realized four majority stake investments, totalling € 102.1 m cumulated transaction value, which corresponds to € 44.5 m equity invested.
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