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Acxit Capital Management and Corporate Finance Partners to Merge

Frankfurt, 24 February 2015. Investment bankers Acxit Capital Management and Corporate Finance Partners announce their merger to form ACXIT Capital Partners. The new firm will be one of the leading European corporate finance advisors covering both the industrial and technology sectors.

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IgnitionOne Strengthens Mobile Offering with Acquisition of Leading Mobile Marketing Technology Human Demand

Frankfurt, August 2014. IgnitionOne, a global leader in cloud-based digital marketing technology, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Human Demand, a leading mobile marketing technology company providing mobile advertising, audience and tracking solutions to marketers. With this acquisition, New York City-headquartered IgnitionOne continues to enhance its Digital Marketing Suite(SM) (DMS), the industry’s most comprehensive integrated digital marketing technology solution, by adding mobile display advertising and cross-device tracking capabilities.

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freenet Group accelerates Digital Lifestyle activities with acquisition of Jesta Digital Group

Frankfurt, 16 December 2013. freenet Cityline GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of freenet AG, today signed a purchase agreement to acquire all shares in Jesta Digital GmbH, Jesta Digital Holdings, Inc. and Jesta Digital Group U.S. Holdings, Inc.

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Japan-based Minkabu makes first acquisition in Europe

Frankfurt, October 2013. Minkabu, Inc., successfully operating renowned platforms such as minkabu.jp and caiku.com with approx. 4 million monthly unique users combined, has acquired sharewise GmbH, operator of sharewise.com, thereby establishing the leading global platform for investment-related social media.

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The hosiery and sock manufacturer Kunert has been repositioned

September 2013. Austrian entrepreneur Dr. Erhard F. Grossnigg acquires the whole company in an asset deal out of insolvency. Kunert’s business operations and staff are now transferred to newly founded Kunert Fashion GmbH.

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YD Secures EUR 4.6 million in Growth Capital Financing to Accelerate Rapid Expansion

Frankfurt, 16 September 2013. YD, the disruptive performance display advertising technology and services company, announced today that it has secured EUR 4.6m in venture capital funding. The multi-million Euro investment will bring the company’s programmatic advertising solution to more direct advertisers by up-scaling its international sales team and further strengthening its technical development power.

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Fidor Bank Strengthens Its Capital Base – Successful Execution of Capital Increase by JZI Group

Frankfurt, 20 August 2013. On its Annual General Meeting 2013, taking place on 16 August 2013, Fidor Bank AG announced a significant capital increase amounting to EUR 7 million by JZI Group. The Company’s nominal share capital will be increased from EUR 4,482,632.00 to EUR 5,994,511.00.

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Digital Publishing Provider PressMatrix Receives Series A Financing

Frankfurt, 11 June 2013. Digital publishing provider PressMatrix GmbH successfully closed a Series A financing round, led by PDV Inter-Media Venture. Existing investors High-Tech Gruenderfonds, LBBW Venture and Vilitas also participated in this financing round.

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Hofmann acquires majority stake in posterjack

Frankfurt, 11 March 2013. Following its strategy to consolidate the European market, Hofmann S.L., one of the leading European companies in the print-on-demand market for end-consumers, has acquired a majority stake in posterjack GmbH. Florian Stadler and Johannes Busch, founders and managing directors of posterjack, will continue to manage the company and will remain shareholders with a relevant stake.

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MCI sells shares in Retail Info s.r.o. to Mafra a.s.

December 2012. CFP – now ACXIT Capital Partners – advised the shareholders of Retail Info s.r.o.in the trade sale to Mafra a.s. For further information please refer to the following press release of MCI Group, 47% shareholder of Retail Info.

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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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