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ACXIT became founding member of the International Token Standardization Association

Frankfurt, 12 August 2019. ACXIT Capital Partners, a leading international corporate finance and investment advisory firm for mid-market clients and entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond is pleased to announce, that it became an associated founding member of the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) e.V.

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Future for renowned Munich architecture office SSP

Munich, 15 July 2019. Insolvency administrator Attorney at Law Axel W. Bierbach successfully completed the sale of Architekten Schmidt-Schicketanz und Partner GmbH to Kling Consult GmbH.

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FUTURE OF BAKERY MACHINE MANUFACTURER FRITSCH SECURED

Munich, 11 July 2019. Dr. Hubert Ampferl, Partner of law firm Dr. Beck & Partner, successfully concludes the sale of FRITSCH Group to MULTIVAC Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG within 9 weeks.

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ACXIT advises on sale of Loibl material handling subsidiary

Frankfurt, 25 June 2019. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. issued the below statement regarding the transaction:

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (“B&W”) (NYSE: BW) announced today that it has sold its Straubing, Bavaria, Germany-based material handling subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Loibl GmbH (Loibl), to a subsidiary of Deutsche Invest Mittelstand GmbH.

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11th Annual International M&A Awards: ACXIT’s Sale of medpex e-Commerce Activities to Zur Rose Group chosen as “Healthcare / Life Sciences Deal of the Year”

Frankfurt, 06 June 2019. The M&A Advisor presented the winners of the 11th Annual International Awards on Wednesday, June 5 in New York. The sale of medpex e-commerce activities to Zur Rose Group, exclusively advised by ACXIT Capital Partners, was named the winner for the “Healthcare / Life Sciences Deal of the Year 2019”

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ACXIT CAPITAL PARTNERS ADVISED EUROPEAN HEALTHCARE PRIVATE EQUITY SPECIALIST ARCHIMED ON THE ACQUISITION OF ITALIAN IN VITRO DIAGNOSTICS COMPANY DIESSE DIAGNOSTICA SPA

Frankfurt, 29 May 2019. On May 22, 2019, ArchiMed announced the purchase of Diesse Diagnostica Senese SpA (‘Diesse’) by Duomodiag Sarl, a holding company backed by ArchiMed through its MED II fund, with bank finance provided by leading Italian banks MPS Capital Services and BPER. The transaction was completed on May 13, 2019. Diesse was acquired from its founders and from Orphée SA, the Swiss subsidiary of Warsaw listed diagnostics group PZ Cormay SA.

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Industry Report – Artificial Intelligence

Frankfurt, 09 May 2019. In the newly released report ACXIT will more closely examine the current state and future developments of the AI technology as well as the related global M&A transactions and financing activities since 2015.

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SUCCESSFUL SALE OF LANGENSCHEIDT PUBLISHING PROGRAM TO PONS (KLETT PUBLISHING GROUP)

Munich, 06 May 2019. PONS GmbH has acquired the publishing rights of Langenscheidt GmbH & Co. KG and Langenscheidt Digital GmbH & Co. KG. The titles and products will be integrated in the current publishing program of PONS. The Langenscheidt brand, thus, remains in the market.

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ACXIT Capital Partners promotes Ruta Hildebrand and Tobias Warkus to Managing Directors

Frankfurt, 29 April 2019. ACXIT Capital Partners, a leading independent European corporate finance and investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Managing Directors: Ruta Hildebrand and Tobias Warkus have successfully executed numerous transactions at ACXIT and will strongly contribute to ACXIT’s further growth in their new positions. Both will accelerate the strategic expansion of ACXIT within their respective sectors.

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ACXIT Capital Partners AG act as Fairness Opinion Provider to Lotto24’s Supervisory Board and Executive Board in the context of the voluntary public offer of ZEAL Network for all outstanding shares of Lotto24

Zurich, 07 March 2019. On 19 November 2018, ZEAL Network SE (“ZEAL”), a company listed on the Prime Standard sub-segment of the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (“FSE”), with a market capitalization of EUR 197.0m as of 11 February 2019, launched a voluntary public takeover offer (“Public Offer” or the “Transaction”) according to section 10 section 1 sentence 1 of the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act for all outstanding shares of Lotto24 AG (“Lotto24” or “the Company”), also listed on the FSE, with a market capitalization of EUR 322.2m as of 11 February 2019.

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Press Clippings

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, 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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