ACXIT Capital Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Busch-Holding GmbH in its purchase of 27.19 percent of voting rights in Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

Frankfurt, 23 December 2015. Busch-Holding GmbH has announced the acquisition of a 15 percent stake on September 28th and a subsequent increase of 12.19 percent on October 15th in TecDAX-listed Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG via its investment company Pangea GmbH.

The shares purchased from free-float were acquired with own funds. Given Busch-Holding’s stake in Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology, it considers itself an anchor investor of the company.

“Pfeiffer Vacuum is a strong company operating in a market with promising growth opportunities. We have thus welcomed the opportunity to increase our stake shortly after our first investment. As an anchor investor, we fully support Pfeiffer Vacuum in seizing the opportunities in this market, which we know very well – thus generating benefits for both the company and us”, said Sami Busch, one of the Managing Partners of Busch-Holding in its corresponding press release dated October 15th.

ACXIT Capital Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Busch-Holding GmbH in this transaction.

About Busch-Holding

Busch-Holding GmbH is a globally operating manufacturer of vacuum pumps, blowers and compressors. The product range comprises solutions for vacuum and overpressure technology in all industry sectors. The Busch product range offers one of the largest selections of industrial vacuum technologies worldwide.

The company was founded in 1963 in Maulburg, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, where the main German manufacturing facility and the German sales organization are located. Today, Busch-Holding has 59 subsidiaries in 40 countries and sales agents in over 30 countries providing sound advice and practical support to customers on-site.

The family-owned company has more than 2,700 employees worldwide. (www.buschvacuum.com)

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To date, we have completed more than 350 transactions with a total deal/financing volume of approx. EUR 17bn. Our clients are corporations, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, financial sponsors and family offices. While our home market is in the German speaking region, most clients are international and transactions cross-border. (www.acxit.com)

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Transaction Team

Johannes H. Lucas, Managing Partner
Thomas Klack, Managing Partner
Christian Stippler, Director
Philipp Seeck, Associate
Riham El Ghamrawy, Senior Analyst
Christian Enderichs, Analyst