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Trade Sale of redcoon to Media-Saturn Group

March 2011. redcoon, one of the leading international online retailers of electronic products was taken over by Media-Saturn, Europe’s leading consumer electronics retailer – a corresponding contract was signed March 30, 2011.

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Axel Springer acquires majority stake in kaufDA

March 2011. Axel Springer AG has acquired a 74.9% stake in kaufDA-Juno Internet GmbH – the market leader for online brochures and mobile couponing.

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eBay to acquire brands4friends, Germany’s Largest Online Fashion Shopping Club

San Jose, Calif. & Berlin, December 2010. eBay Inc. (Nasdaq:EBAY) today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire all of the shares of brands4friends, Germany’s largest online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle, for cash at a transaction value of approximately USD 200 million (EUR 150 million). The move is designed to strengthen eBay’s position as a leading online fashion destination in Europe. eBay is the world’s leading online marketplace and a leader in online fashion sales, generating more than USD 5.4 billion in clothing, shoes and accessories merchandise volume annually.

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BillSAFE – Minority Investment by PayPal

October 2010. With immediate effect, PayPal and BillSAFE will be offering a joint online invoice payment solution to e-commerce customers. Corporate Finance Partners – now ACXIT Capital Partners – acted as the exclusive adviser to BillSAFE and its shareholders.

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amaysim Australia – Capital Increase

November 2010. amaysim is Australia’s first low cost mobile service provider and is dedicated to delivering simplicity, fairness and low prices to mobile consumers. Corporate Finance Partners – now ACXIT Capital Partners – advised the founding shareholders of amaysim Australia Pty Ltd on their capital raise.

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Questico joins forces with viversum

October 2010. Leading service provider for interactive life advice, Questico AG (Berlin), joins forces with the market’s number two viversum GmbH (Nuremberg). The combined group aims at further internationalization and strengthening of existing business in German-speaking countries.

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Gameforge acquires 36.8% of Frogster Interactive Pictures

August 2010. Karlsruhe/Berlin, Germany – Frogster Interactive Pictures AG (Frogster), a leading Berlin, Germany-based publisher of Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games welcomes a new anchor shareholder.

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Sale of 25.1% of ngn – new generation network to Vogel Business Media

August 2010. Vogel Business Media (headquartered in Wurzburg, Germany) has acquired a 25.1% stake in ngn – new generation network GmbH. The publisher of specialist industry and trade media entered into this strategic partnership in order to enlarge the company’s marketing services portfolio and plans to increase its stake in ngn at a future date. ngn will remain an independently operating business and retain its current locations in Berlin, Nuremberg and Portland (Maine), USA. Corporate Finance Partners – now ACXIT Capital Partners – acted as the exclusive adviser to ngn.

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Ruia Group acquires Gumasol Werke

July 2010. Ruia Group, a dynamic and fast-growing conglomerate based in India, acquires GUMASOL-Werke Dr. Mayer GmbH & Co. KG, (Gumasol), a well established manufacturer of solid rubber tyres, rubber compounds and rubbermetal joints. The corporate finance practice of Acxit Capital Management – now ACXIT Capital Partners – acted as strategic and financial advisor for Ruia Group.

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AudienceScience announces agreement to acquire European Targeting Company wunderloop

Luxembourg/Hamburg, 5 July 2010. Corporate Finance Partners – now ACXIT Capital Partners – acted as the exclusive financial adviser to wunderloop and its preliminary insolvency administrator Dr. Sven-Holger Undritz of White & Case in cooperation with Advantum Corporate Finance for the insolvency related issues.

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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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