MARKUS Partners advised the shareholders of a company in the healthcare sector on the sale of their shares to a private equity investor.

June 2017 – The owner-managed company has established itself as a niche provider of highly professional services in the healthcare sector and employs approx. 100 employees. National as well as international customers, including globally active corporations and public clients, appreciate the quality of the offered services. The company has grown substantially in recent years and is increasingly executing international projects.

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M&A-Branchenreport von MARKUS Partners – Im Fokus: Kfz-Teilehandel

April 2017 - Wir freuen uns, Ihnen hiermit unseren M&A Branchenreport mit dem Fokus auf den Kfz-Teilehandel in Deutschland präsentieren zu können. Der Markt für Kfz-Ersatzteile zeichnet sich durch einen intensiven Wettbewerb aus. Der hieraus resultierende Preis- und Margendruck hat in den zurückliegenden Jahren zum Beginn einer Konsolidierungsphase geführt. Hierdurch nahm die Anzahl der Transaktionen im deutschsprachigen Raum erheblich zu und auch in Zukunft rechnen wir mit erhöhter M&A-Aktivität.

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MARKUS Partners advised the shareholders of the automotive parts wholesaler Schwenker on the sale to HESS Group

December 2016 – As from January 1st 2017, the well-known automotive parts wholesaler Schwenker located in Minden becomes part of the cologne-based Hess Group. In the future the company continuously operates in the market under its own brand name. Through the acquisition of Schwenker, Hess Group expands its business in Germany and Europe. All employees of Schwenker will be taken over.

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Changeover within MARKUS Partners

September 2016 – Twelve years after the joint foundation of the M&A advisory firm MARKUS Part-ners, senior partner Rolf Koechling is retiring. Rolf Koechling and Bernhard Rittel started under the logo of the "winged lion" in 2005 and have successfully positioned MARKUS Partners as an advisor for medium-sized M&A transactions.

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MARKUS Partners advised MIKROP AG, a portfolio company of INDUS Holding AG, on the acquisition of IN‐SITU GmbH

July 2016 – MIKROP AG, a portfolio company of INDUS Holding AG, has acquired

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MARKUS Partners advised Graanul Invest Group on the acquisition of 100% of the electric power plant Langerlo NV in Belgium

June 2016 – GI Energy Investments and GI Power Plants, the subsidiaries of Graanul Invest group, signed a shares purchase agreement with German Pellets Holding Belgium NV, after which Graanul Invest became the owner of Langerlo NV.

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MARKUS Partners expands its circle of Partners by Daniel Kral

October 2015 – The M&A advisory boutique MARKUS Partners strengthens its circle of Partners by Daniel Kral. Daniel has more than 10 years of experience in M&A and corporate finance advisory. Since 2003, he accompanied numerous transactions, primarily cross‐border, for international corporations, medium‐sized and ownermanaged companies as well as for financial investors.

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MARKUS Partners advised INDUS Holding AG (INDUS) on the acquisition of a majority in MBN Maschinenbaubetriebe Neugersdorf GmbH

November 2014 – INDUS Holding AG has acquired a majority in MBN Maschinenbau‐Gruppe, Neugersdorf, from the three owners Ernst Lieb, Dr. Iris Kaden and Heiko Krause. Employing some 300 people, the medium‐sized company from Saxony develops and manufactures automated plants and machinery for vehicle assembly. Among the company’s main customers are the major German auto brands and their foreign subsidiaries and manufacturing joint ventures. MBN maintains distribution and service companies in Alabama (USA) and Changchun (China). The company achieved a turnover of € 45 m in 2013.

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Welcome at Lionʹs new Den

September 2014 - The MARKUS Partners team has moved, as our previous offices will be altered for different use.We stay in the Frankfurt Westend area. From September 4th,2014 our new address will be:

Guiollettstraße 54
60325 Frankfurt am Main

Our telephone numbers, E‐Mail‐ and PO Box‐addresses will remain unchanged.

MARKUS Partners advised the BIM specialist hartmann technologies (htG) on the sale of a majority interest to Nemetschek AG

July 2014 – Nemetschek has acquired a majority interest in BIM specialist hartmann technologies GmbH, Berlin. htG develops and distributes software solutions for building‐model‐oriented processes in the construction industry. Nemetschek with its building technology solution NEVARIS now covers the process from cost planning and AVA (tenders, awarding of contracts, invoicing) all the way to building construction and controlling. This investment adds the detailed determination of costs and quantities to the solution portfolio. The ice BIM solutions developed by htG can, for example, use the 3D model to directly derive critical quantity calculations for structural and finishing work. The integration with NEVARIS ensures an end‐to‐end process which is transparent throughout all stages of construction.

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MARKUS Partners advises family-owned enterprise ECO Schulte in the strategic partnership with Allegion plc

March 2014 - Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Denmark-based producer of door levers, Randi. The buyer is Eco Schulte GmbH, a family-owned German producer of trim and lock products. In return, Allegion will receive a minority stake in Eco Schulte, forging a mutually beneficial partnership between Allegion and Eco Schulte. The transaction is expected to close early in the second quarter of 2014, with completion subject to German merger control clearance.

MARKUS Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to the family and to the Eco Schulte Group during the whole transaction.

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