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Albumprinter B.V. sold to Vistaprint N.V.

October 2011. Vistaprint announced yesterday that it signed a share purchase agreement to acquire Albumprinter, one of the leading pan-European online photobook companies. Corporate Finance Partners – now ACXIT Capital Partners – acted as adviser to Albumprinter B.V. and its shareholders.

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Founding Shareholders of hotel.de AG sold 61.59% stake to HRS

Nuremberg, 14 October 2011. hotel.de AG announced that the founding shareholders of hotel.de AG have sold their shares in hotel.de AG, amounting to 61.59%, to HRS Hotel Reservation Service GmbH, Cologne.

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CFP BioConnect AG – now ACXIT Capital Partners – advised Celonic AG on the sale of its CMO business to the Rettenmaier Group

Frankfurt/Main, September 2011. CFP BioConnect, the former Life Sciences arm of the Corporate Finance Partners Group – now ACXIT Capital Partners, is pleased to announce that it has advised Celonic AG, Basel/Switzerland on the sale of its contract manufacturing business (“CMO”) to JRS Rettenmaier AG, Swiss subsidiary of Rosenberg/Germany based J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + Co. KG.

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Media Group RTL Germany acquires netzathleten media

 July 2011. Media Group RTL Germany acting through its subsidiary IP Deutschland, the advertising sales house of the Media Group RTL Germany, acquired netzathleten media (netzathleten.net GmbH), a leading operator of vertical content networks in Germany. Corporate Finance Partners – now ACXIT Capital Partners – acted as an exclusive advisor to the shareholders of netzathleten media.

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LivingSocial acquires international deal site Ensogo Inc.

Berlin, 27 June 2011. LivingSocial, the online source for handpicked experiences at a great value, announced it has acquired Ensogo, the market-leading deal site in the Philippines and Thailand and DealKeren, an Ensogo company based in Indonesia. Officially launched in the Philippines one year ago (July 2010), Ensogo is recognized as a social site were daily promos are featured to save while enjoying the perks.

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NEXTAG ACQUIRES LEADING GERMAN COMPARISON SHOPPING SITE GUENSTIGER.DE GMBH

San Mateo, Calif., June 2011. Acquisition accelerates Nextag’s growth and global reach in Europe and continues company’s transformation into the ultimate product for online shoppers and value-added partner for merchants.

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Trade Sale of visionapp to ASG

April 2011. Allen Systems Group (ASG) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire visionapp AG, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) leader and cloud platform provider that enables businesses to reap the full value of cloud computing. 

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Trade Sale of redcoon to Media-Saturn Group

March 2011. redcoon, one of the leading international online retailers of electronic products was taken over by Media-Saturn, Europe’s leading consumer electronics retailer – a corresponding contract was signed March 30, 2011.

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Axel Springer acquires majority stake in kaufDA

March 2011. Axel Springer AG has acquired a 74.9% stake in kaufDA-Juno Internet GmbH – the market leader for online brochures and mobile couponing.

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eBay to acquire brands4friends, Germany’s Largest Online Fashion Shopping Club

San Jose, Calif. & Berlin, December 2010. eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY) today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire all of the shares of brands4friends, Germany’s largest online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle, for cash at a transaction value of approximately USD 200 million (EUR 150 million). The move is designed to strengthen eBay’s position as a leading online fashion destination in Europe. eBay is the world’s leading online marketplace and a leader in online fashion sales, generating more than USD 5.4 billion in clothing, shoes and accessories merchandise volume annually.

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Press Clippings

02 December 2019: “Verstaubte Akten oder ­Digitalisierungsboom?” – column by our Managing Partner Thomas Klack, published on goingpublic.de (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, 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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