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WISeKey announces at the World Economic Forum in Davos that it has secured a CHF 60 million equity financing facility from a consortium of international institutional investors led by GEM

WISeKey Group to pursue a public listing on SIX Swiss Exchange in Q1 2016 under the International Reporting Standard.

Frankfurt, 27 January 2016. WISeKey SA / WISeKey International Holding Ltd (“WISeKey”) announced that it has signed a binding agreement arranged by ACXIT Capital Partners with a leading consortium of high profile institutional investors (the “Investors”), granting WISeKey a CHF 60 million committed Share Subscription Facility (the “SSF”) as of the date of the WISeKey Group listing on SIX Swiss Exchange, which is expected to be completed in Q1 2016.

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HB Schutzbekleidung acquires main product segments and registered trademarks of Tempex Schutzbekleidung

Frankfurt, 15 January 2016. Insolvent Tempex GmbH has sold its cold, heat and multifunctional protection product segments including all registered trademarks to HB Schutzbekleidung.

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THERAMetrics and RELIEF THERAPEUTICS combine their two companies

Frankfurt, 07 January 2016. THERAMetrics holding AG and RELIEF THERAPEUTICS SA have signed a binding agreement to combine their two companies; THERAMetrics holding AG secures CHF 25,000,000 equity financing.

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ACXIT Capital Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Busch-Holding GmbH in its purchase of 27.19 percent of voting rights in Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

Frankfurt, 23 December 2015. Busch-Holding GmbH has announced the acquisition of a 15 percent stake on September 28th and a subsequent increase of 12.19 percent on October 15th in TecDAX-listed Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG via its investment company Pangea GmbH.

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Latour acquires majority in Neuffer / fenster.com in Germany

Frankfurt, 21 December 2015. Investment AB Latour has, through its wholly owned company Latour-Gruppen AB, acquired 66.1 percent of the shares in Neuffer Fenster + Türen GmbH in Germany. The transaction will be completed on January 1st 2016.

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Trade Sale of Career Partner GmbH to international education provider Apollo Global

Frankfurt, 11 December 2015. Apollo Education Group, Inc. (“Apollo Education Group”) announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. (“Apollo Global”) has acquired Career Partner GmbH (CPG) from AUCTUS Capital Partners (“AUCTUS”). CPG is a leading full service provider of private higher education in Germany. Apollo Global is a strategic investor with a high level of expertise in the global education market. Together with Apollo, CPG continues to pursue the digitization of the education sector. The transaction values CPG at approx. USD 117 million including a contingent cash payment of up to USD 12 million.

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Facelift acquires socialBench to offer the most comprehensive European solution for social media management

Frankfurt, 10 December 2015. Facelift, the European leader of an integrated all-in-one platform for social media management, acquires 100% of socialBench GmbH. socialBench is a direct competitor to Socialbakers and offers a superior social media benchmarking/analytics solution.

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Viessmann Group acquires service unit of Weiss Kesselbau

Munich, 01 December 2015. Insolvency administrator Dr. Jan Markus Plathner of the law firm BRINKMANN & PARTNER sold the service unit of Weiss Kessel-, Anlagen- und Maschinenbau GmbH to Viessmann Group.

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Extreme Digital goes international and expands its services

Budapest, 11 November 2015. The listed European household goods and general merchandiser Steinhoff International Holdings intends to invest in and increase the capital of Extreme Digital. The transaction is subject to competition approval. If approved, this would allow Extreme Digital to expand its services and strengthen its presence in other markets. The Hungarian e-commerce company will continue to be managed by its two founders, Balázs Várkonyi and Gyula Kelemen.

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Diagnostics specialist GeneWake sold to R-Biopharm AG

Munich, 29 October 2015. Insolvency administrator Dr. Björn Hellfeld from law firm Pohlmann Hofmann sold GeneWake business operations to R-Biopharm AG – a leading clinical diagnostics group.

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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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