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Outbank successfully sold to ProSiebenSat.1′ subsidiary Verivox

Frankfurt, 15 November 2017. Attorney at law, Dr. Hubert Ampferl from Dr. Beck & Partner GbR closed the sale of Germany’s most well-known banking app in only four weeks.

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Sale of Winemaker Binderer Group to Les Grands Chais de France

Frankfurt, 18 October 2017. Peter Binderer, sole shareholder and CEO of Binderer Group, announced the intended sale of his shares in Binderer St. Ursula Weinkellerei GmbH (“BSU”) and Danubiana Kft., Hungary including all operating subsidiaries to Les Grand Chais de France (“GCF”).

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DEUTZ enters the field of electrification and acquires electric drive specialist Torqeedo

Cologne, 28 September 2017. DEUTZ AG has acquired Torqeedo GmbH, based near Munich. The company has significant expertise in components, software and system integration for electric drives. It is the global market leader and a system solution specialist for integrated electric and hybrid drives for boats.

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Anteo Diagnostics sells its subsidiary DIAsource ImmunoAssays to BioVendor Group

Frankfurt, 27 September 2017. Effective 5 September 2017, BioVendor – Laboratorní medicína a.s. (hereafter “BioVendor”) acquired 100% of the shares of DIAsource ImmunoAssays SA (hereafter “DIAsource”)  from the Australian stock listed company Anteo Diagnostics (ASX: ADO).

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German dating app LOVOO is acquired for USD 70 million by The Meet Group

Frankfurt, 21 September 2017. The Meet Group (NASDAQ: MEET, hereinafter referred to as “TMG”), based in New Hope, Pennsylvania, USA, acquires 100% of LOVOO GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “LOVOO”) for a total consideration of USD 70 million, inclusive of a USD 5 million contingent earn-out. The transaction is expected to close in October 2017.

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X41 D-Sec GmbH releases Browser Security White Paper, assessing Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer

Aachen, 19 September 2017. X41 D-Sec GmbH (“X41”) – a research driven IT-Security company – released an in-depth analysis of the three leading enterprise web browsers Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer. The senior security experts of X41 have the necessary experience and track record to analyze complex applications such as modern web browsers.

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Telematics market leader TachoEASY acquires Software specialist Zauner

Frankfurt, 18 September 2017. Following the acquisition of the entire share capital of Softwarebüro Zauner GmbH & Co. KG, Zauner now operates as 100% subsidiary of TachoEASY AG as of August, 2017. This takeover leaves both companies with a strengthened combined position within the international competitive landscape.

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“Shameless Smoothies” sold to KRÜGER Group

Munich, 14 September 2017. KRÜGER Group, located in Bergisch Gladbach, acquires the Munich headquartered Ready-to-Mix Smoothie firm Shrewd Foods GmbH via an asset deal.

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IKB Deutsche Industriebank sells IT Specialist ikb Data to DATAGROUP

Frankfurt, 17 August 2017. IT service provider DATAGROUP (WKN A0JC8S) acquires Düsseldorf-based ikb Data GmbH, a specialist for IT outsourcing and data security. In the future, ikb Data is to bundle and advance DATAGROUP’s activities in the banking and financial industry as an internal centre of excellence.

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CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP AT VITANAS AND PFLEGEN & WOHNEN HAMBURG

Frankfurt, 14. August 2017 – The owners of Vitanas Holding GmbH (Vitanas) and PFLEGEN UND WOHNEN HAMBURG GmbH (PFLEGEN & WOHNEN HAMBURG) have successfully sold their majority shareholdings in the companies to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”).

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Press Clippings

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 2017: ACXIT Newsletter Christmas 2017

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Frankfurt, December 2017: ACXIT 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, December 2016: ACXIT Newsletter December 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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