PartnerFonds AG acquires 44% interest in public company Blue Cap AG
14. Jun. 2018 11:47

PartnerFonds AG acquires 44% interest in public company Blue Cap AG

  • CEO of Blue Cap AG acquires interest in PartnerFonds AG
  • Both companies share the goal to combine their asset portfolios into a financially stable, growth-oriented industrial holding company with this transaction

Planegg/Munich, 14 June 2018 - PartnerFonds AG is pleased to announce that on 12 June 2018, the company completed an off-market transaction to acquire a 44% interest in Blue Cap AG from Dr. Hannspeter Schubert, founder and previous majority shareholder, who in turn acquired an interest in PartnerFonds AG to become the majority shareholder of the latter. In his role as CEO, Dr. Schubert will continue to oversee and accompany the successful growth of Blue Cap AG and its portfolio companies. 

For PartnerFonds AG, this transaction marks a logical and consistent step towards growing its existing asset portfolio and management structures from a human resource development and organisational perspective. Furthermore, both companies share significant synergy potentials with a view to aligning and optimising their nearly identical investment approaches in the future and preparing PartnerFonds AG for its future role as a public company in the capital market.

Oliver Kolbe, CEO of PartnerFonds AG, says: "With this transaction, we are consistently advancing our growth strategy and are now one giant step closer to our goal of making PartnerFonds AG 'IPO-ready'. We look forward to working with Dr. Schubert to transform both companies into a strong industrial holding company. By combining both enterprises, we will build a strong group of companies with more than 20 medium-sized affiliates in well-established growth industries and a consolidated annual revenue of EUR 250 million."

Dr. Schubert explains that he will continue in his role as Managing Director of Blue Cap to oversee the future advancement of the company. The goal is to consolidate both companies in the medium term and develop them towards a regulated market under the same umbrella. This will require additional steps. The direction and business outlook of Blue Cap will remain unchanged.

PartnerFonds AG completed the transaction with support from Osborne Clarke and Bendo Capital.

About PartnerFonds AG

PartnerFonds AG is a company based in Planegg near Munich which has been investing in medium-sized growth enterprises for more than a decade, seeking to acquire majority stakeholdings. With EUR 100 million in equity, the company operates as an investment holding company and invests in companies with an industrial bias, seeking to secure their long-term stability and advancement. In line with this growth strategy, the company's subsidiaries are independent business entities operating under the umbrella of PartnerFonds AG to form a strong group of medium-sized enterprises.

The portfolio of the PartnerFonds group currently comprises medium-sized enterprises specialising in chemistry, mechanical and facility engineering, plastics processing and the retail trade.

About Blue Cap AG

Blue Cap AG is a public group of companies based in Munich. The industrial holding company has been successfully investing in medium-sized, technology-driven companies for more than a decade. Its investment approach consists in unlocking the unexploited potentials of companies while striving for long-term value creation.

The portfolio of the Blue Cap group includes adhesion and coating technology companies, production engineering companies as well as medical engineering companies. Together with Knauer-Uniplast, the group of companies consists of 12 mostly majority-owned associated entities with an aggregate turnover of EUR 200 million.

The company shares are traded in the Open Market (Scale, Frankfurt and m:access, Munich (ISIN: DE000A0JM2M1; stock symbol: B7E).

Chief Executive Officer
Oliver Kolbe

Contact:

PartnerFonds AG
Marc-Oliver Knobloch
Fraunhoferstraße 15
82152 Planegg/Martinsried, Germany

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