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Online bike and outdoor retailer internetstores AG received an investment of EUR 30,000,000 by EQT Expansion Capital II

Frankfurt, 30 March 2012. internetstores AG (“internetstores” or “the Company”) today announced the significant minority investment by EQT, a leading private equity group in Northern Europe. Acting through EQT Expansion Capital II, EQT invests approx. EUR 30 million in the Company and facilitates the exit of the previous minority shareholder. René Köhler, founder and CEO of internetstores, remains the majority shareholder and will continue his successful work to lead the growth of the Company.

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eBay’s PayPal acquires BillSAFE

December 2011. eBay Inc. today announced that it has acquired BillSAFE, a leading provider of purchase-on-invoice technology in Germany. The acquisition extends the company’s leadership in payments by combining BILLSAFE with eBay’s PayPal, a global leader in online payments. The deal follows eBay Inc.’s minority stake investment in the company in October 2010. eBay Inc. now owns 100 percent of the outstanding shares of BillSAFE. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Adconion Media Group makes global ‘land grab’ for video advertising market: Acquires smartclip, Europe’s leader in digital in-stream video & connected TV advertising

Hamburg, 8 November 2011. Adconion Media Group has affirmed its position as a market leader in online video advertising following its announcement today that it has acquired smartclip, Europe’s leader for digital video advertising. The impact on Adconion’s operations will be immediate, with smartclip’s global network of in-stream and connected TV distribution partners increasing the volume of exclusive inventory available across Adconion’s digital distribution platform.

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Albumprinter B.V. sold to Vistaprint N.V.

October 2011. Vistaprint announced yesterday that it signed a share purchase agreement to acquire Albumprinter, one of the leading pan-European online photobook companies. Corporate Finance Partners – now ACXIT Capital Partners – acted as adviser to Albumprinter B.V. and its shareholders.

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Founding Shareholders of hotel.de AG sold 61.59% stake to HRS

Nuremberg, 14 October 2011. hotel.de AG announced that the founding shareholders of hotel.de AG have sold their shares in hotel.de AG, amounting to 61.59%, to HRS Hotel Reservation Service GmbH, Cologne.

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CFP BioConnect AG – now ACXIT Capital Partners – advised Celonic AG on the sale of its CMO business to the Rettenmaier Group

Frankfurt/Main, September 2011. CFP BioConnect, the former Life Sciences arm of the Corporate Finance Partners Group – now ACXIT Capital Partners, is pleased to announce that it has advised Celonic AG, Basel/Switzerland on the sale of its contract manufacturing business (“CMO”) to JRS Rettenmaier AG, Swiss subsidiary of Rosenberg/Germany based J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + Co. KG.

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Media Group RTL Germany acquires netzathleten media

 July 2011. Media Group RTL Germany acting through its subsidiary IP Deutschland, the advertising sales house of the Media Group RTL Germany, acquired netzathleten media (netzathleten.net GmbH), a leading operator of vertical content networks in Germany. Corporate Finance Partners – now ACXIT Capital Partners – acted as an exclusive advisor to the shareholders of netzathleten media.

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LivingSocial acquires international deal site Ensogo Inc.

Berlin, 27 June 2011. LivingSocial, the online source for handpicked experiences at a great value, announced it has acquired Ensogo, the market-leading deal site in the Philippines and Thailand and DealKeren, an Ensogo company based in Indonesia. Officially launched in the Philippines one year ago (July 2010), Ensogo is recognized as a social site were daily promos are featured to save while enjoying the perks.

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NEXTAG ACQUIRES LEADING GERMAN COMPARISON SHOPPING SITE GUENSTIGER.DE GMBH

San Mateo, Calif., June 2011. Acquisition accelerates Nextag’s growth and global reach in Europe and continues company’s transformation into the ultimate product for online shoppers and value-added partner for merchants.

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Trade Sale of visionapp to ASG

April 2011. Allen Systems Group (ASG) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire visionapp AG, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) leader and cloud platform provider that enables businesses to reap the full value of cloud computing. 

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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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