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Providence Strategic Growth and Verdane Invest in Hornetsecurity

London, Oslo and Hanover, 30 July 2020. Providence Strategic Growth (“PSG”), the growth equity affiliate of premier asset management firm Providence Equity Partners (“Providence”), and Verdane, the specialist Northern European growth equity investor, announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for an investment in Hornetsecurity Group (“Hornetsecurity”), a leading European provider of cloud-based email security and data protection, whereby affiliates of PSG become new shareholders in the Company whereas Verdane re-invests.

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Successful rights issue of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd – 98.9% of subscription rights exercised

Frankfurt am Main, 24 July 2020. Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) has announced on 22 July 2020 that 98.9% of the subscription rights have been exercised until the end of the subscription period on 22 July 2020, 12:00 CEST. In total, 1,272,465,688 new registered shares were offered to existing shareholders at a subscription price of CHF 0.09 per share. The 13,718,276 new registered shares to be issued, for which the subscription rights have not been exercised, will be sold on the market. The rights issue will thus generate gross proceeds of around CHF 115 Million.

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Zur Rose Group AG successfully completes CHF 212 million capital increase

Frankfurt am Main, 17 July 2020. Zur Rose Group AG (the “Company” or “Zur Rose Group”) successfully completed the capital increase that was resolved yesterday. A total of 740,823 new shares were sold in an international private placement to institutional investors at a placement price of CHF 287.00 per new share (the “Placement Price”).

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Zur Rose Group acquires TeleClinic, Germany’s leading telemedicine provider

Frankfurt am Main, 17 July 2020.

From diagnosis to delivery
Telemedicine pioneer TeleClinic offering reimbursable consultation services compliant with German national health insurance scheme
TeleClinic continuously expanding its time to market lead in the post-COVID-19 time
Telemedicine to form an important element in Zur Rose healthcare ecosystem, serving as additional entry point for digital customer journey
Doctors are given the opportunity to offer their expertise more flexible and independent of location
Both companies’ core businesses are further strengthened through highly complementary competencies with regard to the electronic prescription (eRx)

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PriceSpider Acquires Commerce Connector: Global E-Commerce Optimization Solutions for Brands

Irvine,  USA / Stuttgart, Germany – 09 July 2020: Commerce Connector will become part of PriceSpider. Their shared goal is to support brands globally in improving e-commerce conversion rates.

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ACXIT Capital Partners strengthens its financial sponsor coverage with Lars T. Rückert, Managing Director

Frankfurt am Main, 08 July 2020. ACXIT Capital Partners, a leading independent European corporate finance and financial advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of senior banker Lars T. Rückert to its financial sponsor practice. He is one of the bespoken industry experts in this field with profound understanding of corporate finance, M&A and capital markets as well as special experience in portfolio company management in the consumer/retail and e-commerce sector.

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Fashion Retailer COLLOSEUM rescued

Oberhausen, 01 July 2020. Attorney Axel Schwentker sells the business operations of Fashion FC Club GmbH to Schulz Fashion GmbH.

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ZUR ROSE GROUP STRENGTHENS EUROPEAN MARKET LEADERSHIP THROUGH ACQUISITION OF MAIL-ORDER AND DIABETES ACTIVITIES OF APOTAL GROUP

Frankfurt am Main, 26 June 2020

– Further expansion of European market leadership and #1 position in Germany with now more than 8 million active customers (1)
– Improved pole position to benefit from eRx introduction and to serve as future launch pad for telemedicine and ehealth ecosystem
– Financing through available cash and issuance of shares

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ACXIT Capital Partners acted as exclusive M&A and financial advisor for the transfer of the Private University of Göttingen (PFH) as part of the K4 Group to Galileo Global Education Germany

Frankfurt. After 25 years of successful development, the shareholders of the K4 Group handed over the university-related educational companies and their sister company Private Hochschule Göttingen (PFH) to Galileo Global Education Germany on February 1, 2020. The focus was on accelerating the development of the university and strengthening its leading role in distance learning with the synergies of the sister companies.

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Renowned German Window Manufacturer BAYERWALD – Fenster Haustüren rescued

Neukirchen vorm Wald, 29 April 2020. Attorney Dr. Hubert Ampferl sells BAYERWALD to the Bachl Group and enables a restructuring solution for the entire workforce.

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Press Clippings

28 May 2020: “Von dringenden Finanzspritzen und drohenden Schnäppchenjägern” – article featuring Christian Nicolas Bächstädt, Managing Partner ACXIT Recovery, published in the specialist journal INDat Report issue 04 2020 (German only)

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27 May 2020: “Trade Sales: Mit konsequenten Strategien schwierigen Zeiten entgegentreten” – article featuring Johannes H. Lucas, Managing Partner ACXIT Capital Partners, published in Venture Capital Magazin, issue 03 2020 (German only)

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05 May 2020: “100 Köpfe befragt: Job managen in Corona Zeiten” – article featuring Christian Nicolas Bächstädt, Managing Partner ACXIT Recovery, published in the specialist journal INDat Report issue 03 2020 (German only)

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02 December 2019: “Verstaubte Akten oder ­Digitalisierungsboom?” – article by our Managing Partner Thomas Klack, published in the special issue “medical technology & digital health” of platform life science, issue 04 2019 (German only)

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07 November 2019: “Möglichst großen Kuchen backen, damit viel zu verteilen ist” – Portrait of ACXIT Capital’s Recovery Team, published in the specialist journal INDat Report, issue 09 2019 (German only)

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10 September 2019: “Banking on Tech” – Interview with Hazel Moore on FirstCapital and ACXIT’s new banking powerhouse in Europe for tech.eu

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10 September 2019: “M&A-Beratung Acxit findet britischen Partner” – published in FINANCE Magazin (German only)

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11 March 2019: “We need globalization” – Interview with ACXIT’s Managing Partner Andreas Thümmler regarding growth drivers published in Venture Capital Magazin (German only)

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23 February 2019: “ACXIT Capital Partners opens office in New York” – published in M&A Review (German only)

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15 February 2019: “Bavarian power supplier: BEV customers to switch to Gleiss client Lichtblick” – published in JUVE (German only)

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6 February 2019: “M&A Advisory ACXIT opens Office in New York” – published in FINANCE Magazin (German only)

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1 February 2019: “We need more Investment Banking Made in Germany” – Interview with legendary Tech M&A banker Andreas Thümmler published in Going Public Magazin (German only)

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16 November 2018: “The 100th exit for High-Tech Gründerfonds – SolarWinds offers 8MAN a global platform for growth” – For the Managers and Shareholders of Protected Networks, the successful transaction was supported by ACXIT Capital Partners.

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20 Oktober 2017: “Grands Chais grows even bigger through Le Filou” in the Lebensmittelzeitung (German only).

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10 Oktober 2017: “New Trends in Venture Capital: Initial Coin Offerings (ICO)” VC column by our Managing Partner Johannes H. Lucas, published in the Venture Capital Magazin issue 10/2017 (German only).

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04 April 2017: “IPO or Trade Sale: Thinking about the best Exit-Strategy”, with Johannes Lucas (our Founder and Managing Partner) published in the Venture Capital Magazin issue 03/2017 (German only).

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03 March 2017: “Failing the right way“ VC column by our Managing Partner Nikolaus Roever, published in the Venture Capital Magazin issue 03/2017 (German only).

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05 December 2016: Interview with Benjamin Schroeter of Facelift regarding the 75% sale of the company to DuMont (German only)

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29 November 2016: “Clothing and Fashion – the industry will have to wrap up warmly” Industry Special by our Managing Partner Christian Nicolas Bächstädt & Senior Analyst Julia Constanze Rall published in the M&A Review Magazine 12/2016 (German only)

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08 November 2016: “We are searching for tomorrow’s talents, who tackle projects with entrepreneurial spirit, hands-on mentality and creativity.” Interview with Johannes H. Lucas in the run-up to the Startup Academy 2016 (German only)

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October 2016: “German Internet- and Techcompanies are looking for investors”, an article from Andreas Thümmler and Simone Muschelknautz published in the Venture Capital Magazin special-issue Start-up 2017 (German only).

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10 October 2016: “After Unister – everything new in Leipzig or merely #newnister?” VC column by our Managing Partner Dr. Ingmar Ackermann, published in the Venture Capital Magazine issue 10/2016 (German only)

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09 September 2016: “China, Germany and Industry 4.0” article by our Managing Partner Johannes H. Lucas and our Analyst Yue Xu for “M&A China Germany” by Unternehmeredition, published in the issue 03/2016 (German only)

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17 June 2016: “Co-Investing: Does it come up to our expectations?” VC column by our Managing Partner Andreas Thümmler, published in the Venture Capital Magazine issue 06/2016 (German only)

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15 June 2016: “Ready for the Future?” contribution to the expert sentiment by our Managing Partner Christian Nicolas Bächstädt, published in the special edition restructuring/ Unternehmeredition issue 03/2016 (German only)

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10 March 2016: “Tech Rules the M&A World – Annual Review on German Small and Mid-Cap M&A in 2015” by Christian Nicolas Bächstädt, Christian Ramme & Nikolaus J. Röver, published in the M&A Review Magazine 3/2016 (German only)

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05 March 2016: Börsen-Zeitung “First Capital Partners joins ACXIT Capital Partners” (German only)

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08 February 2016: Article on “Exit-Strategie: Börsengang oder Verkauf – Der Trade Sale als neuer Königsweg?” featuring Andreas Thümmler, Managing Partner ACXIT Capital Partners (German only)

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02 February 2016: M&A expert Frank Bruder, formerly at Commerzbank, becomes Managing Director at ACXIT Capital Partners (German only)

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25 January 2016: WISeKey has retained ACXIT Capital Partners as arranger & placement agent for the CHF 60 million SSF (German only)

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14 January 2016: Succesful completion of M&A process for Tempex GmbH due to ACXIT Recovery Management (German only)

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21 December 2015: ACXIT secures EUR 21m for Neuffer Fenster + Türen GmbH / fenster.com (German only)

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10 December 2015: ACXIT advised Facelift on Acquisition of Socialbench (German only)

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October 2015: Christian Nicolas Bächstädt & Dr. Daniel Kiechle, ACXIT Recovery, in the M&A-Review: Analysis of the stationary healthcare market. (German only)

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27 May 2015: Extract from GrowthCons panel discussion with Christian Ramme and Andreas Thümmler about chances and opportunities of IPOs by German high-growth companies. (German only)

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29 April 2015: Article „Metz-Werke saved“ featuring ACXIT Recovery Management (German only)

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28 April 2015: Acquisition of Metz TV Division in Germany by Chinese Group Skyworth

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05 April 2015: Article on “Why corporations often fail as incubators” featuring Andreas Thümmler, Managing Partner ACXIT Capital Partners (German only)

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30 March 2015: WISeKey engages the Equity Group as investor relations counsel

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23 March 2015: Andreas Thümmler’s column in German VC-magazin: Fintech takes off (German only)

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9 March 2015: Interview with Johannes Lucas and Andreas Thümmler in the VentureCapital Magazin (German only).

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27 February 2015: M&A-Consultants Acxit Capital Management and CFP to merge

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Newsletters

Frankfurt, March 2020: ACXIT Healthcare Newsletter March 2020

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Frankfurt, December 2019: ACXIT Healthcare Newsletter December 2019

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Frankfurt, December 2019: ACXIT Newsletter Christmas 2019

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Frankfurt, November 2019: ACXIT Healthcare Newsletter November 2019

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Frankfurt, December 2018: ACXIT Newsletter Christmas 2018

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Frankfurt, December 2018: ACXIT Healthcare Newsletter December 2018

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Frankfurt, May 2018: ACXIT Healthcare Newsletter May 2018

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Frankfurt, February 2018: ACXIT Healthcare Newsletter February 2018

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Frankfurt, December 2017: ACXIT Newsletter Christmas 2017

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Frankfurt, December 2017: ACXIT Healthcare Newsletter December 2017

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Frankfurt, September 2017: ACXIT Newsletter September 2017

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Frankfurt, December 2016: ACXIT Newsletter Christmas 2016

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Frankfurt, September 2016: ACXIT Newsletter September 2016

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Frankfurt, August 2016: ACXIT Newsletter August 2016

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Frankfurt, July 2016: ACXIT Newsletter July 2016

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Frankfurt, May 2016: ACXIT Newsletter May 2016 – Industry Focus: Health Care

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Frankfurt, April 2016: ACXIT Newsletter April 2016

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Frankfurt, March 2016: ACXIT Newsletter March 2016

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Frankfurt, February 2016: ACXIT Newsletter February 2016

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Frankfurt, May 2015: ACXIT Newsletter May 2015

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