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German University EBS becomes part of SRH Higher Education

Frankfurt, 05 August 2016. SRH Higher Education GmbH acquires 100% of the shares of EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht gGmbH. With this strategic partnership SRH expands its leading position in the higher education market in Germany and secures the long-term development of EBS University.

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Ströer continues the vertical development of its digital “transaction services”

Frankfurt, 15. July 2016. Ströers division “Digital Media and Transaction Services” signed a contract for the purchase of a 51 percent majority holding in BHI Group, for the Ströer Vertical “Women & Lifestyle”. The remaining 49 percent will be retained by the current owners, who will continue to lead the company.

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WISeKey secures CHF 5.4m of cash in a mandatory convertible loan note

Frankfurt, 14 July 2016. WISeKey International Holding Ltd secures another CHF 5.4 million of cash in a second tranche of a mandatory convertible loan note placed with selected strategic investors.

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ACXIT Capital Partners awarded as BEST BOUTIQUE MERCHANT BANK 2016 Germany

Frankfurt, 05. July 2016. ACXIT Capital Partners is awarded BEST BOUTIQUE MERCHANT BANK OF THE YEAR 2016 GERMANY by the renowned Global Banking & Finance Review.

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Sound core of c.a.r.o. GmbH continues to operate

Munich, 05. July 2016. The sound core of c.a.r.o. GmbH, until its insolvency in April 2016 one of Germany’s largest retailers in the ladies’ wear segment, remains operative even though the insolvency proceedings opened. Sebastian Nolte, appointed insolvency administrator by the district court of Münster and lawyer of the law firm JAFFÉ Rechtsanwälte Insolvenzverwalter, stated: “We have realized a solution to continue the operation of 10 stores. This enabled us to secure 45 jobs. Due to particularly difficult circumstances of this insolvency process we consider this a success”.

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WISeKey secures a CHF 3m mandatory convertible loan note

Frankfurt, 29 June 2016. WISeKey secures CHF 3 million of cash in a first tranche of a mandatory convertible loan note placed with selected strategic investors.

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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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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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