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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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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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Press Clippings

02 December 2019: “Verstaubte Akten oder ­Digitalisierungsboom?” – column by our Managing Partner Thomas Klack, published on goingpublic.de (German only)

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07 November 2019: “Möglichst großen Kuchen backen, damit viel zu verteilen ist” – Portrait of ACXIT Capital’s Recovery Team, published in the specialist journal INDat Report, issue 09 2019 (German only)

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10 September 2019: “Banking on Tech” – Interview with Hazel Moore on FirstCapital and ACXIT’s new banking powerhouse in Europe for tech.eu

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10 September 2019: “M&A-Beratung Acxit findet britischen Partner” – published in FINANCE Magazin (German only)

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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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