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Minkabu secures majority stake in listed wallstreet:online

Frankfurt, 22 June 2016. Tokyo-based Minkabu, via its German subsidiary sharewise GmbH (together “Minkabu Group”), secures the right to acquire a majority stake in stock market listed wallstreet:online AG.

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UNITED ONLINE COMPLETES SALE OF STAYFRIENDS

Frankfurt, 25 May 2016. United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTD) (“United Online” or “the Company”), a leading provider of consumer services and products over the Internet, announced on May 24, 2016 that it has completed the sale of the stock of its wholly-owned subsidiaries comprising the StayFriends’ business, the Company’s European websites for social networking services, to Ströer SE & Co. KGaA (DE: SAX) (“Ströer”), a leading provider of out-of-home and online advertising services based in Germany, for a total cash consideration of 16.0 million euros. The parties received German antitrust regulatory approval for the StayFriends transaction on May 13, 2016.

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WISeKey Listed on the International Reporting Standard Segment of SIX Swiss Stock Exchange

Frankfurt, 23 May 2016. WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WIHN”) announces successful exchange offer for WISeKey SA shares – 90.9% tendered Listing and first trading day of WIHN Class B Shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange on March 31, 2016.

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WISeKey acquired the semiconductor business of INSIDE Secure

Frankfurt, 23 May 2016. WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WIHN”) announced on May 19, 2016 the acquisition of the IoT integrated circuits and semiconductor business of INSIDE Secure (“INSD”).

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ACXIT Capital Partners advises THARUKA and RMD on their sale to Sovendus

Frankfurt, 19 May 2016. Sovendus GmbH, operator of a leading European network of online shops has acquired 100% of the online marketing companies Tharuka GmbH, headquartered in Freiburg, and RMD Regional Marketing Germany GmbH, based in Offenburg, to further strengthen its market position.

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Growth Funding for TachoEASY AG

Frankfurt, 22 March 2016. European telematics leader TachoEASY AG receives fresh capital for business growth and international roll-out

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Sales process Wörlein successfully completed

Munich, 16 March 2016. Heiko Wörlein takes over all business divisions of Wörlein group – Restart of garden center as „Bellandris Wörlein Gartencenter“ in cooperation with strategic partner

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FIRST CAPITAL PARTNERS joins ACXIT CAPITAL PARTNERS

Frankfurt, 04 March 2016. ACXIT Capital Partners sets up new real estate advisory practice. Leading sector specialist First Capital Partners joins ACXIT Group.

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IBM Signs Agreement to Acquire Aperto to Meet Growing Client Need for Digital Transformation

Frankfurt, 03 February 2016. IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Aperto – a digital agency with headquarters in Berlin. Upon completion of this transaction, Aperto will to join the IBM Interactive Experience (IBM iX) team, supporting IBM’s growth in the largest economy in Europe.

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ACXIT Capital Partners is expanding its Distressed M&A business with Frank Bruder as new Managing Director

Frankfurt, 01 February 2016. ACXIT Capital Partners, a leading international corporate finance and investment advisory firm for mid-market clients and entrepreneurs in Europe, is further expanding and strengthening its business segment Recovery with Frank Bruder as distinguished expert for distressed M&A. Bruder leaves his position as head of distressed M&A at Commerzbank AG and will promote ACXIT’s restructuring and distressed M&A business as Managing Director at Frankfurt office.

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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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