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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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Automotive supplier AUER GUSS rescued in less than 3 months

Amberg, 28 February 2019. Dr. Hubert Ampferl, Partner of law firm Dr. Beck & Partner, successfully concludes the sale of AUER GUSS Group.

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ACXIT Capital Partners advises Tejado GmbH (“Brille24”) and its shareholders on the trade sale to French eyewear giant Essilor

Frankfurt, 14 February 2019. Essilor accelerates its digital strategy with the acquisition of Germany-based Brille24, a leading optical e-commerce platform.

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High Speed M&A process for BEV – Deal with eco-power supplier Lichtblick

Munich, 12 February 2019. Due to the insolvency of Bayerische Energieversorgungsgesellschaft (BEV), almost half a million customers lost their electricity provider overnight. Now, preliminary administrator Axel Bierbach of law firm MHBK has reached an agreement with eco-power provider Lichtblick.

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FIT FOR FUTURE BUSINESS: SCHUFA ACQUIRED A MAJORITY STAKE IN FINAPI GMBH

Frankfurt, 11 February 2019. Fintech company finAPI GmbH, founded in 2008, and SCHUFA Holding AG will closely collaborate in the Access to Account (X2SA) solutions segment in the future. To substantiate this partnership, SCHUFA acquired a majority stake in finAPI in December 2018. finAPI will continue to operate independently.

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ACXIT Capital Partners opens New York office and welcomes Dr. Michael W. Ernestus as head of its U.S. practice

Frankfurt, 06 February 2019. ACXIT Capital Partners, a leading independent European corporate finance and investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce its office opening in New York, and the addition of Managing Partner Dr. Michael W. Ernestus to head its transatlantic practice.

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ACXIT Capital Partners welcomes TMT specialist Dr. Jürgen Hernichel

Frankfurt, 04 February 2019. ACXIT Capital Partners, a leading independent European corporate finance and investment advisory firm, is pleased to announce the addition of senior industry advisor Dr. Jürgen Hernichel to its technology practice. He is a seasoned industry expert with more than 20 years of proven global leadership in high tech industries.

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ACXIT advises KME Group on the sale of its brass and copper tubes business

Frankfurt, 30 January 2019. KME AG (“KME”), one of the leading players in the European copper and copper alloy semi-finished product industry, has reached an agreement with Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd. for the sale of its brass rods business in Germany, France and Italy, as well as its copper tubes business in Germany and Spain. 

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Acquisition of medpex successfully concluded

Frankfurt, 7 January 2019. The Zur Rose Group has successfully completed the acquisition of the e-commerce activities of Germany’s third-largest online pharmacy medpex.

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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.

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Press Clippings

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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