NETZKONTOR GRUPPE ACQUIRES BFE NACHRICHTENTECHNIK

Frankfurt, 03 January 2019. Flensburg/ Germany headquartered Netzkontor Gruppe GmbH, a company in the portfolio of S-DAX listed Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) and of Private Equity Fund DBAG ECF – which is being advised by DBAG – acquires Leipzig/ Germany based BFE Nachrichtentechnik GmbH, a telecommunication services company active in planning, installation and interference suppression of communication and data networks of all kinds.

ACXIT Capital Partners acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to BFE Nachrichtentechnik GmbH and its shareholder in this transaction.

Netzkontor Gruppe was established in 2008 and operates in two different business segments with around 140+ employees. Under the “netzkontor” brand, the company offers a range of services relating to the planning and supervision of fibre-optic network construction. The regional focus is on Northern Germany, where Netzkontor operates in two other locations in addition to its headquarters in Flensburg. Subsidiary OpenXS handles network management for operators of fibre-optic networks throughout Germany. In May 2018, Netzkontor Gruppe’s planning activities in Lower Saxony and Berlin were strengthened by the acquisition of BIB TECH, a company that employs more than 40 people and is based in Rodenberg near Hanover, Germany.

BFE Nachrichtentechnik with its 140+ employees is a company with over 40 years of experience in providing its services to the telecommunications industry. Customers comprise well-known medium-sized to large companies in the telecommunications sector, the high-tech sector, as well as banks, administrations and institutions in the public sector.

By acquiring BFE Nachrichtentechnik, Netzkontor Gruppe joins forces with a renowned player in the market and gets access to complementary know-how and services as well as an strong team with long-standing client relationships.

About BFE

BFE Nachrichtentechnik was established in 1971 as a provider of terminals assembly (Endstellenmontage) for German Bundespost. In the 1980s, German government paved the way for broadband technology. BFE NT was an active player from the very beginning and ever since offers cable assembly as well as services for broadband cable networks. After the German reunification 1990, BFE strengthened its engagement in the states of the former East Germany. The range of services was extended by turnkey telecommunication solutions. Since the beginning of 1998, BFE is active as a full-service provider for telecommunications, broadband technology, data networks and multimedia. (www.bfent.de)

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