Hübner Schlösser & Cie (HSCie) exclusively advised Active Capital Company (ACC) and the managing partners of SchahlLED Lighting GmbH on the sale to F.W. Thorpe Plc.
ACC invested in SchahlLED with management in 2019 and has supported the company in implementing strategic initiatives over the past few years. Through add-on acquisitions and a defined strategic sales focus, SchahlLED achieved significant growth and is now the preferred LED solution provider for many manufacturing and logistics companies in Germany.
The acquisition of SchahlLED will further strengthen the F.W. Thorpe Group’s presence in Europe, including the ability to grow its SmartScan sales in Germany and other selected European territories. The affiliation with the F.W. Thorpe Group marks the beginning of the next phase of growth for SchahlLED, particularly with regard to expansion across Europe.
“Having already had the pleasure of accompanying ACC’s investment in SchahlLED in 2019, we are delighted that the company has developed so extremely successfully over the past few years with ACC’s support. The integration of SchahlLED into the FW Thorpe Group now represents the logical next step and we wish the new owners and the management team continued success!”, comments Sabine Moeller, partner at HSCie and project manager for this transaction.
Hartwig Ostermeyer, Partner and Project Manager of ACC, adds: “On behalf of Active Capital Company, I would like to thank HSCie very much for the great cooperation. Sabine Moeller and her team did an excellent job from the beginning to the Closing and played a major part in the success of this transaction!”
HSCie advised the sellers in all steps of the sales process.
About SchahlLED Lighting
SchahlLED Lighting is a turnkey provider of intelligent LED solutions for the industrial and logistics sectors with more than 50 years of lighting and 20 years of LED experience. The company is based in Unterschleißheim near Munich and has sales offices in Cologne and Weyhe next to Bremen. It is active in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Poland. As both manufacturer and full-service provider, SchahlLED plans lighting concepts and supplies intelligent LED lighting systems. With an extensive network of sales and service partners, SchahlLED completes more than one hundred projects annually. For more information visit www.schahlled.de
About FW Thorpe Plc
Thorpe, headquartered in Worcestershire, UK and listed on the London Stock Exchange designs, manufactures and supplies professional lighting equipment. The Group comprises 8 companies and sells its products throughout the world. The group focuses on long-term growth and stability, achieved by delivering market-leading products, backed by excellent customer service. For more information visit www.fwthorpe.co.uk
About Active Capital Company
ACC is an independent hands-on private equity investor focused on small and medium-sized enterprises in the Netherlands and Germany. ACC invests in companies active in the following sectors: industry, technical wholesale and business services with revenues between € 10m and € 100m. Through a highly entrepreneurial and active approach, ACC maximises the long-term value of its investments by supporting management in executing value-enhancing projects and providing access to its extensive partner network. ACC currently invests from its fourth fund and has offices in Amsterdam and Munich. For more information visit www.activecapitalcompany.com
Hübner Schlösser & Cie is an internationally active, independent consulting firm for corporate transactions based in Munich, Germany. In recent years, HSCie has completed more than 160 transactions in various industries with a total volume of over € 17 billion. HSCie is one of the leading consulting firms in Germany in the segment of medium-sized transactions.
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