PRESS RELEASES

JANUARY 2018 – Landpoint advises the owners of netzkontor nord GmbH

Landpoint advises the owners of netzkontor nord GmbH on the sale of a majority stake to Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) acquires a majority stake in netzkontor nord GmbH (netzkontor). The company’s founders and current sole owners, Dirk Müller and Peter Schmidt, will retain the remaining shares and continue to serve as the company’s managing directors. Together with management, DBAG intends develop the company regionally through additional acquisitions.

netzkontor was established in 2008 and operates in two different business segments with around 100 employees. Under the “netzkontor” brand, the company offers a range of services relating to the planning and supervision of fibre-optic network construction projects. Its subsidiary OpenXS handles network management for operators of fibre-optic networks. netzkontor currently focuses on the region of Schleswig-Holstein. Having recently opened an office in Schwerin, the company is now also active in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

DBAG is a listed private equity company focussing on the German Mittelstand. Since its establishment more than 50 years ago, DBAG has provided equity capital to more than 300 companies. Currently, DBAG holds more than 20 portfolio companies. Assets under advisement total some 1.8 billion Euro.

Landpoint initiated the transaction and exclusively advised the owners of netzkontor.

OCTOBER 2017 – Landpoint advises Luxembourg-based UNITED CAPS Group

Landpoint advises Luxembourg-based UNITED CAPS Group on two separate acquisitions in Benelux

UNITED CAPS is a European leader in the development, production and sale of plastic caps and closures. The company is family owned and operates production plants in seven European countries. Key customer industries are the food and beverage industry, chemicals industry and cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries.

As part of its international growth strategy, UNITED CAPS closed two M&A transactions in 2017: In May 2017, the company acquired 100% of the share capital of Dewit Plastics, a Belgian manufacturer of specialty caps and handles for edible oil bottles; and in October 2017, it acquired the business of Closures4you, a Dutch manufacturer of caps for beverages, in an asset deal.

In both transactions, Landpoint acted as exclusive financial adviser to UNITED CAPS.

SEPTEMBER 2017 – Landpoint advises Messe Berlin

Landpoint advises Messe Berlin on the establishment of a Joint Venture with NAPCO Media

Messe Berlin GmbH, through its leading international trade show IFA, and NAPCO Media, a US business-to-business media company, have entered a strategic partnership. The newly established company – CT Lab Global Media LLC – will offer consumer electronics and home appliances brands an unrivalled platform to connect with retailers. CT Lab Global Medial will give brands integrated access not only to the world’s biggest tradeshow for consumer electronics and home appliances, but also to NAPCO Media’s deep expertise and focused channel strategy for the important US market.

IFA is the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances. 1,800 exhibitors present their cutting-edge products to more than 250,000 visitors, with more than 140,000 of them trade visitors from 120 countries around the world.
NAPCO Media, based in Philadelphia, is a business-to-business media company serving the consumer technology, marketing, retail, non-profit, printing & packaging, publishing and promotional products industries.

Landpoint exclusively advised Messe Berlin and the IFA team on this transaction.

AUGUST 2017 – Landpoint advises Gaasch Packaging S.A.

Landpoint advises Gaasch Packaging S.A. on the establishment of a 50/50 Joint Venture with Treffpack

Gaasch Packaging and Treffpack formed a 50/50 Joint Venture called EPG Service GmbH. The JV company will provide services with an initial focus on technical and product design, quality assurance and audit as well as marketing and market intelligence.

Gaasch Packaging including all companies of the IPG group is a leading independent international quality supplier of rigid primary packaging products to the food & drink and pharmaceutical & cosmetics industries. In the group, Gaasch Packaging’s main office is in Brussels, Belgium with additional operations in Luxemburg and the U.K. - directly and through an 80% stake in Pattesons Glass located in Grimsby.

Treffpack is a brand name of C.E. Gätcke's Glas Gesellschaft and F. Dau & Sohn. Treffpack is an important distributor operating in Germany and Europe and providing plastic and glass containers, closures, and dispensing systems to customers in the food and spirit, cosmetics, pharmaceutical as well as automotive and household industry.

Landpoint exclusively advised Gaasch Packaging on the international expansion strategy and introduced the parties to each other.

APRIL 2017 – Landpoint advises Industrial Packaging Group S.A.

Landpoint advises Industrial Packaging Group S.A., the holding company of Gaasch Packaging S.A., on the acquisition of a majority stake in Pattesons Glass Limited

Industrial Packaging Group S.A. (“IPG”) is a family-owned holding company headquartered in Luxembourg and a leading independent European distributor of primary packaging products such as bottles and containers to the food & drinks and pharmaceutical & cosmetics industries. Its main operations are located close to Brussels with additional operations in Luxembourg and the UK as well as a distribution partnership in the US.

Pattesons Glass Limited (“Pattesons”), based in Grimsby/England is one of the leading UK distributors of glass jars, bottles and containers for the food and drink industry. Through the acquisition of Pattesons, IPG substantially strengthens its international distribution activities with a strategic partner who has an excellent presence in the United Kingdom. This acquisition represents a major step for the international expansion of IPG.

Landpoint exclusively advised IPG on the transaction.

NOVEMBER 2016 – Landpoint advises Teleforte AG

Landpoint advises Teleforte AG, a subsidiary of FirstCom Europe Group on the acquisition of a majority stake in C+ITEC AG

FirstCom Europe Group with operations in the UK, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Poland looks to undertake a Pan-European consolidation  of alternative telcos (old world telephony) and convert them to UCaaS (cloud based telephony). The participation with C+ITEC will enable FirstCom Europe Group to expand its European market presence and accelerate the introduction of its Universe cloud telephony product in the German market.

C+ITEC AG, headquartered in Hösbach near Aschaffenburg, is a B2B provider of innovative communication solutions and IT infrastructure for medium-sized and large corporations. The partnership with FirstCom Europe enables C+ITEC’s management to further grow its client base and provides a proprietary product portfolio in the increasingly attractive market for unified communications services.

Landpoint advised the Teleforte AG on the transaction along with its partner ConvergeConsulting.

SEPTEMBER 2016 – Landpoint advises Dentrade Group

Landpoint advises Dentrade Group on the sale of its Norwegian and German business to Modern Dental Group

With effect from 1 January 2016, Dentrade Group, a leading provider of top quality and economically-priced dentures to European dental patients, sold its entire partnership interest in Hamburg-based Deradent Dental GmbH & Co. KG, 100% of its shares in Hong Kong based Dental Works World Wide Ltd. and all of its assets in Norwegian Dentrade AS to Modern Dental Group Ltd., a leading global dental prosthetic device provider based in China.

For more than 20 years, Dentrade has acted as an independent intermediary between European dental practices and patients and the prosthetic dental laboratory of Modern Dental Group in Shenzhen, China. The acquisition provides Modern Dental Group with additional distribution channels in existing geographic markets and strategic platforms to further expand its existing sales and distribution network in Europe.

Landpoint advised the Dentrade Group on the transaction along with its partner goetzpartners Corporate Finance.

JUNE 2016 – Landpoint advises Sunrain

Landpoint advises Chinese cleantech company Sunrain on the acquisition of naturaquell

Jiangsu Sunrain Solar Energy Co., a leading Chinese provider of solar energy solutions and water purification systems, has acquired naturaquell GmbH, located in Friesenheim, Germany. naturaquell is a manufacturer of water filtration products for residential applications and use in healthcare institutions, fitness studios and the hospitality industry.

The acquisition adds an established and registered brand with good reputation and a history of more than 30 years to Sunrain’s state of the art product portfolio.

Landpoint exclusively advised Sunrain on the transaction.

DECEMBER 2015 – Landpoint advises RENAFAN Group

Landpoint Corporate Finance advises RENAFAN Group on the financing of its future growth

RENAFAN Group is one of Germany’s leading care service providers with headquarters in Berlin. The group offers the complete spectrum of care services ranging from elderly care to outpatient intensive care and services for persons with disabilities. To enable RENAFAN Group to finance its future growth, Landpoint advised the group on the successful raising of fresh mezzanine capital.

JUNE 2015 – Landpoint advises DSV Group

JUNE 2015

Landpoint Corporate Finance advises DSV Group (Deutscher Sparkassenverlag) on the acquisition of 100% in GiroSolution AG, Meersburg

DSV Group speeds up the formation of its Payment competence center within the Savings Banks Finance Group through the acquisition of 100% of the shares in the payment logistics provider GiroSolution AG. This is the next step to strengthen the position of the savings banks in the growing e- and m-payment sector. DSV Group already acquired an 80% stake in Kiel-based payment service provider PAYONE at the beginning of 2015.

Landpoint exclusively advised DSV Group on the transaction.

(Note: The German Savings Banks Finance Group or Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe is the market leader in the German financial services sector with an approximate share of 40% of total banking assets in Germany)

 

APRIL 2015 – Landpoint strengthens its Senior Management Team in the TMT Sector

APRIL 2015

Landpoint Corporate Finance strengthens its Senior Management Team in the TMT Sector

Starting April 2015, Ulrich Nierhoff will join Landpoint Corporate Finance as Associated Partner. He comes with extensive experience in the event, exhibition and congress sector, a network of long-standing contacts and a profound knowledge of business models and strategies in this sector.

"We are extremely happy that Ulrich has decided to join the Landpoint Corporate Finance team. His extensive experience in the German exhibition and event sector complements Landpoint's competence in the TMT sector in an ideal way", says Christian Fest, founder and managing partner of Landpoint Corporate Finance.

For more than 12 years, Ulrich Nierhoff was a member of the executive board of Messe Berlin GmbH responsible for finance, accounting, controlling and IT. During this period he was also responsible for the company's M&A projects and and acted as managing director for various subsidiaries in the post-merger integration phase. Prior to his function at Messe Berlin he was managing director of a chain of VW/Audi dealerships and worked for more than 10 years as member of the executive board of Westdeutsche Spielbanken GmbH responsible for IT, controlling, and M&A projects.

Ulrich studied business administration and mathematics at the Universities in Dortmund and Münster.

 

DECEMBER 2014 – Landpoint advises the DSV-Group

DECEMBER 2014

Landpoint Corporate Finance advises the DSV-Group (Deutscher Sparkassenverlag) on the acquisition of 80% in PAYONE GmbH, Kiel

As a solution provider in the Savings Banks Finance Group (Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe), the DSV Group is responsible for the "Payment" topic and, with effect from 1 January 2015, will hold an 80 percent share of the Kiel-based payment service provider PAYONE GmbH, one of Germany's largest independent payment service providers with a transaction volume of around three billion euros (2013).

Landpoint exclusively advised the DSV Group on the whole M&A process from approach of the company up to the signing of the transaction.

(Note: The German Savings Banks Finance Group or Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe is the market leader in the German financial services sector with an approximate share of 40% of total banking assets in Germany)

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OCTOBER 2014 – SICK AG acquires industrial business of MICAS AG

OCTOBER 2014

SICK AG acquires industrial business of MICAS AG

Effective October 1, 2014, SICK AG has acquired the industrial radar sensor business of MICAS AG, Oelsnitz, thus expanding its technology portfolio for port applications, mines and heavy industry. In an asset deal, SICK has purchased MICAS' entire technical know-how for the production of industrial radar sensors as well as the associated customer data. Radar sensors are used primarily for collision prevention in ports and open-pit mines. In the future, MICAS will focus on its main business segment, "Building Automation", offering sensors for sanitary installations, kitchens and heating systems as well as light sensors.

MICAS is selling its industrial business because the "Industrial Radar Sensors" segment, which serves mainly port and mine operators, cannot be sustainably developed without a globally operating sales organization. MICAS has therefore decided to focus on its core business of building automation. The asset deal includes only the transfer of know-how for industrial applications and the associated customer data, the entire staff and production equipment will remain with the Saxon SME.

Landpoint Corporate Finance advised MICAS AG exclusively on this transaction.

 

SEPTEMBER 2014 – Landpoint advises the founder of SDI Group

SEPTEMBER 2014

Landpoint advises the founder Sohel Kapadia on the repurchase of the 51% stakes in Sohel Distributors NY LLC and SDI Wireless LLC from the insolvent Mox Telecom Group

Following the insolvency of the Mox Telecom Group, Sohel Kapadia, the founder and 49% owner of Sohel Distributors NY LLC and SDI Wireless LLC, has acquired the 51% stakes previously owned by Mox Telecom America.

Tracing its origins to 1996, the SDI group disposes of a distribution network centered on the US east coast and can access more than 12,000 retailers through its 400 trading partners. 30 different prepaid calling card brands with more than 300 worldwide destinations complete the product spectrum, positioning the SDI group as a true market and know-how leader.

Landpoint Corporate Finance exclusively advised Mr Kapadia on this acquisition.

 

NOVEMBER 2013 – Landpoint advises mr. net group

NOVEMBER 2013

Landpoint advises mr. net group on the transfer of its cash collection activities into a joint venture with REAL SOLUTION group

„Real“ Inkasso GmbH, a member company of the REAL SOLUTION group and mr. net group GmbH & Co. KG have agreed to start a joint venture company called Hanse Inkasso Bureau (HIB). As part of the joint venture setup, mr. net group will transfer all of its collection activities into the joint venture.

Michael Rohbeck, founder and managing director of mr. net group summarizes the cooperation: „We are happy to have found a strong partner in REAL Inkasso, with whom we can extend our service offering even further.“ „mr. net group is one of the largest outsourcing service providers in Germany and services well-known clients in almost all sectors. This cooperation enables us to offer an even better service.“, comments Tomas Tamm, managing director REAL Inkasso, on the benefits of newly founded joint venture.

Hanse Inkasso Bureau will be located on the premises of REAL Solution GmbH in Hamburg and will commence its activities already this year.

Landpoint Corporate Finance exclusively advised mr. net group on the search for a strategic partner for the collection activities and the creation of the joint venture.

 

OCTOBER 2013 – Sale of the Assets of AST GmbH

OCTOBER 2013

Sale of the Assets of AST GmbH

The assets of Jena/Germany based AST GmbH Advanced Shockwave Therapy (AST) were acquired by one of the leading Swiss medtech companies. AST has developed and brought to market an innovative lithotripter for the treatment of kidney stones. After AST's filing for insolvency, the Swiss investor acquired AST's assets through a newly founded fully owned subsidiary.

Landpoint Corporate Finance acted as financial adviser to AST and initiated the contact of the investor with the insolvency administrator.

 

AUGUST 2013 – Landpoint advises mr. net services GmbH & Co. KG

AUGUST 2013

Landpoint advises broadband provider mr. net services GmbH & Co. KG on raising additional growth capital

mr. net services, headquartered in Flensburg, signed a deal with a private investor for the contribution of additional equity capital to finance further growth. As part of this transaction the investor commits to participate in an equity increase and also receives an option to contribute additional equity capital within a pre-defined timeframe. The company will receive fresh funds in the seven-digit Euro range.

mr. net services, an independent infrastructure solution provider, realizes innovative IP solutions through a nationwide IP network covering broadband internet, IP-telephony and digital tv. Its customers are cable network operators, energy distributors, CLECs, housing companies as well as federal and municipal institutions. The company offers a full-service operating model and provides all services ranging from product development, customer activation and service to the operation of the network infrastructure.

At present, mr. net services serves more than 20,000 customers all over Germany. The company aims at expanding its customer base further through investment in fast fiber-networks, thereby unlocking attractive future revenue streams. The additional equity capital enables the company to increase its already impressive growth even further.

Landpoint Corporate Finance exclusively advised mr. net services on the capital increase.

 

MARCH 2013 – Landpoint advises PROCAP

MARCH 2013

Landpoint advises PROCAP on the Acquisition of Schoeller Cap Systems

PROCAP Holding SA, a leading European player in the plastic caps and closures industry, has acquired Schoeller Cap Systems GmbH (SCS), located in Schwerin, Germany from Schoeller Group. SCS is a manufacturer of plastic caps for the drinks industry, mainly mineral water bottlers, with a workforce of over 40 employees.

PROCAP has had sales activities in Germany but the acquisition provides the company with local manufacturing facilities to optimally serve local clients and international customers in Germany. In addition, the location in Schwerin supports PROCAP's ambitions to develop opportunities in Scandinavia and Poland.

Landpoint Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial adviser of PROCAP Holding SA regarding the transaction.

 

FEBRUARY 2013 – Landpoint advises mr.next id GmbH & Co. KG

FEBRUARY 2013

Landpoint advises mr.next id GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisition of mcn tele.com services GmbH & Co. KG

On February 22, 2013, mr. next id and mcn tele.com signed a purchase contract regarding the acquisition of mcn tele.com services. As a result, the total value-added services business will be taken over by mr. next id. The parties agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.

Like mr. next id, mcn tele.com services offers comprehensive telecommunications and value-added services solutions relating to service call numbers to its B2B customers. Wolfgang Glücks, CEO of mcn tele.com AG, comments: "Our strategy is focused on the provision of intelligent intermediate solutions for network operators. The sale of mcn tele.com services follows this logic. We are pleased to have won mr. next id as our preferred partner to strengthen and further develop the value-added services division."

The acquisition of mcn tele.com services allows for additional inorganic growth for the Bonn-based value-added services provider in a highly competitive market. For Karsten Rudloff, managing director of mr. next id, the acquisition presents an important strategic milestone. "As a highly specialized technical solutions provider who is particularly active in demanding market segments, mcn tele.com services ideally matches our profile. We are pleased to be able to expand our problem-solving skills for our clients through this merger."

Landpoint Corporate Finance exclusively advised mr. next id on this acquisition.

 

FEBRUARY 2012 – Gereje and Landpoint form strategic alliance

FEBRUARY 2012

GEREJE Corporate Finance and Landpoint Corporate Finance Form Strategic Alliance to Develop M&A Advisory Services for Transactions Between German-speaking and Emerging Asian Countries (ASEAN, INDIA, CHINA)

Singapore, Paris, Berlin - February, 2012 - Landpoint and Gereje have decided to enter into a strategic alliance targeted mainly at boosting transactions between German-speaking and Asian countries. Landpoint and Gereje will combine their expertise to expand their marketing, origination, and execution capabilities across a number of industries.

"It has always been a strategic objective from day one for GEREJE Corporate Finance to offer services to mid and large cap German firms. Our alliance with Landpoint is a key long term strategic step in the implementation of our Euro-Asia cross border M&A business model," said Fabrice Lombardo, CEO and Founder of GEREJE Corporate Finance.

"GEREJE Corporate Finance is a partner with excellent reputation and superb know-how in the Asian market. Through this partnership we can extend our geographic reach to the Asian market, enabling our clients to benefit from the direct access to decision makers in the key growth markets of South East Asia, India and China," said Christian Fest, Founder and Managing Director of Landpoint Corporate Finance.

About GEREJE Corporate Finance
Founded in 2002, GEREJE Corporate Finance is a Euro-Asian M&A boutique offering both strategic and financial advisory services. Gereje's multicultural team combines cross-border M&A expertise with sector specialization ensuring an in-depth understanding of its clients' requirements, ranging from family offices, HNWI, private equity funds to large multinationals, mid & small cap. With two main execution offices in Paris and Singapore, as well as origination entities in Mumbai, Bangkok and Shanghai, Gereje ensures "on the ground" execution capabilities with 24/7 reactivity. For more information, please visit www.gerejecorpfinance.com.

About Landpoint Corporate Finance
Landpoint Corporate Finance is a Berlin-based independent international advisory company which provides a range of investment banking services in Germany and internationally. Landpoint is advising clients on domestic and cross-border acquisitions and divestitures as well as financing transactions covering a number of industry sectors. The business was founded in 2004 and since then has completed numerous successful assignments for its clients. For more information, please visit www.landpoint.de.

For further Information, please contact,

Christian Fest
Managing Director
Landpoint Corporate Finance GmbH
Georgenstraße 24
10117 Berlin
Germany
T +49 30 8877 1400
christian.fest@landpoint.de

APRIL 2011 – Landpoint advises Mox Telecom AG

APRIL 2011

Landpoint advises Mox Telecom AG on the acquisition of a 51% stake in Sohel Distributors NY LLC, USA

Mox Telecom America strengthens its distribution presence in the world's largest calling card market through the second US acquisition within six months.

Sohel Distributors NY LLC (SDI), headquartered in Yonkers, New York, USA, is the biggest distributor for high-quality prepaid calling cards in the USA. For 2011 the company expects an annual turnover in excess of USD 100 m and an EBITDA in the medium single digit million range. In the medium term SDI expects double-digit organic growth - in 2014 turnover is estimated to exceed USD 200 m. The financial result of SDI will be fully consolidated in the Mox group results for 2011.

Tracing its origins to 1996, the company is a result of the merger of various firms of the SDI group. SDI disposes of a distribution network centered on the US east coast and can access more than 12,000 retailers through its 400 trading partners. 30 different prepaid calling card brands with more than 300 worldwide destinations complete the product spectrum, positioning Sohel Distributors as a true market and know-how leader.

The hitherto sole owner and founder of SDI, Sohel Kapadia will retain a 49% stake and will continue to manage the business under common objectives. Mox has pre-emption rights for the remaining stake. Landpoint Corporate Finance exclusively advised Mox Telecom AG on this acquisition.

 

FEBRUARY 2011 – Landpoint advises Sixt AG

FEBRUARY 2011

Landpoint advises Sixt AG on the market entry onto the US market

Sixt, one of the world's leading car rental providers with operations in more than 100 countries, enters the US market through the opening of car rental operations under its own brand at Miami airport.

The market entry was achieved through the acquisition of the airport concession and further assets of Excellence Luxury Car Rental, Inc. which had been active in the consolidated car rental centre at the Miami airport since its opening in 2010. Starting from this platform, Sixt is considering the opening of further locations in Florida and other regional markets in the USA.

Landpoint Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial adviser of Sixt AG regarding the identification of potential target companies and the implementation of the transaction.

 

DECEMBER 2010 – Landpoint advises mr.net group

DECEMBER 2010

Landpoint Corporate Finance advises mr.net group on the acqusition of NEXT ID Group, Bonn/Hamburg from freenet Group

Effective January 1, 2011, mr.net group GmbH & Co. KG, Flensburg, acquires 100% of the shares in NEXT ID GmbH and NEXT ID technologies GmbH from freenet Group. As a leading provider of telecommunications and value-added services, NEXT ID Group is an excellent addition to mr.net group. Landpoint acted as exclusive financial advisor to mr.net group in this transaction.

 

NOVEMBER 2010 – Landpoint advises Mox Telecom AG

NOVEMBER 2010

Landpoint advises Mox Telecom AG on the acquisition of a 51% stake in New Jersey Best Phone Cards Corp., USA

Through the acquisition of 51% of the shares of New Jersey Best Phone Cards Corp. ("NJ Best"), Mox Telecom continues to expand its sales presence in one of its major growth markets.

NJ Best, located in Passaic, New Jersey, USA, specializes in the sale of prepaid products for migrants. The core products of the company are prepaid calling cards. The company is an established market player, operates profitably and will already contribute significantly to the bottom line of Mox Group in 2011.

Stand-alone, without consideration of synergies resulting from the integration into the MOX Group, NJ Best plans to realize revenues of approx. US$ 50m. After full consolidation of the company in 2011 Mox America will double its annual revenue compared to 2009 and is expected to reach annual revenues significantly higher than US$ 100m. It was agreed to keep details of the purchase price confidential. Landpoint Corporate Finance exclusively advised Mox Telecom AG on this acquisition.

 

JULY 2010 – Landpoint Corporate Finance advises ELAC Electroacustic GmbH

JULY 2010

Landpoint Corporate Finance advises ELAC Electroacustic GmbH on the reshaping of the shareholder structure

In a reorganization of the shareholder structure of the consumer electronics manufacturer ELAC Electroacustic GmbH, headquartered in Kiel/Germany, two of the three shareholders sold their combined shareholding of 66% to the international investor group Global Legend. The new investor also contributed further capital into the company. The third shareholder, Mr. Wolfgang John, remains in the company as shareholder and future sole managing director.

ELAC Electroacustic GmbH is one of the internationally leading developers and manufacturers of premium loudspeakers. The company distinguishes itself through a variety of innovative proprietary technologies and employs a workforce of approx. 50 persons. Landpoint Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial adviser to ELAC Electroacustic GmbH.

 

MARCH 2010 – Landpoint advises Mox Telecom AG

MARCH 2010

Landpoint advises Mox Telecom AG on the acquisition of a qualified majority stake in Aglow Alicom Pte Ltd., Singapore

Through the acquisition of 78% of the shares of Aglow Alicom Pte Ltd. ("Aglow"), Mox establishes its sales presence in one of the largest telecommunications growth regions in the world and gains its third international telephone node.

The company was founded in 1985 and is currently present in 8 regional markets and brings a third telephone node to the existing Mox Telecom global network, currently based in Frankfurt and New York. This will not only result in increased technical security, but also considerable cost savings. In 2009, the South-East Asian region accounted for approx. 2% of Mox group's turnover.

This takeover allows Mox to considerably strengthen its distribution presence in South-East Asia. Aglow will also handle the Australian market. Over the next 3 years, Mox expects to achieve a turnover volume of up to US $15m within the region and a contribution to operating income on a scale of US $1m. It has been agreed to keep details of the purchase price confidential. Landpoint Corporate Finance exclusively advised Mox Telecom AG on this acquisition.

 

JANUARY 2010 – Messe Berlin majority in K.I.T. Group

JANUARY 2010

Messe Berlin majority in K.I.T. Group

Messe Berlin GmbH ("Messe Berlin") agreed with the founder and sole shareholer of K.I.T. Group GmbH on the acquisition of the majority in the the company's share capital. K.I.T. Group GmbH, Berlin, is one of the global leaders in the organization of congresses, conferences and other events. One of the focus areas is the organization and management of medical conferences on behalf of medical associations. Through the investment in K.I.T. Group GmbH, Messe Berlin positions itself in a fast growing market as one of the leading organizers of large conferences with participant numbers of several thousand delegates. Landpoint Corporate Finance advised Messe Berlin on the transaction.

 

JANUARY 2010 – Messe Berlin establishes Strategic Partnership with Deutscher Bauernverlag

JANUARY 2010

Messe Berlin establishes Strategic Partnership with Deutscher Bauernverlag

Messe Berlin GmbH ("Messe Berlin") established a strategic partnership with Deutscher Bauernverlag GmbH that comprises a 50% investment by Deutscher Bauernverlag GmbH in EFE GmbH which was previously fully owned by Messe Berlin. Following the transaction, EFE GmbH, as a 50/50 joint venture, shall serve as competence platform for trade fairs with an agricultural background in Germany and the neighboring countries. Landpoing Corporate Finance advised Messe Berlin on the execution of the transaction.

 

DECEMBER 2009 – Hoyer acquires 20.1% stake in InterBulk

DECEMBER 2009

Hoyer acquires 20.1% stake in InterBulk

Hoyer GmbH Internationale Fachspedition ("Hoyer") agreed to acquire 60,794,330 ordinary shares, equivalent to 20.1 per cent of the issued share capital of InterBulk Group plc, conditional upon the approval of the German regulatory authorities. The shares were acquired from Close Private Equity LLP, Caledonia Investments, Victor Martin and John Marshall. Landpoint Corporate Finance together with LCF Edmond de Rothschild Securities Ltd. initiated the transaction and advised Hoyer on the execution.

 

NOVEMBER 2009 – Landpoint advises Mox Telecom AG

NOVEMBER 2009

Landpoint advises Mox Telecom AG on the acquisition of IPS AG, Switzerland

Through the acquisition of 100% of the shares of International Prepay Solution AG ("IPS" AG), Mox positions itself as a first mover for Prepaid MasterCard® cards for ethnic customer groups in Europe.

International Prepay Solution ("IPS") AG, located in Sarnen, Switzerland, is a company focused on the distribution of prepaid products targeted at ethnic consumers. In addition to specialized telephony products such as calling cards, prepaid SIM cards as well as an online B-2-B distribution platform, IPS offers a Prepaid MasterCard® card which is distributed Europe-wide.

For the current year 2009, IPS forecasts sales of approx. EUR 13 million. For 2010, turnover is forecasted to amount to approx. EUR 20 million. Only a short time after inception, the company operates already profitably and will contribute a significant positive amount to the group earnings from 2010. Through the full consolidation of IPS from 2010, Mox Telecom's sales will exceed the EUR 100 million mark for the first time in its 12-year history. Landpoint Corporate Finance exclusively advised Mox Telecom AG on this acquisition.

 

OCTOBER 2009 – Rearrangement of the shareholder structure of MICAS AG

OCTOBER 2009

Rearrangement of the shareholder structure of MICAS AG

The shareholders of the leading provider of sensor technology for the sanitary, lighting, access control and collision protection industries, MICAS AG, agreed on a comprehensive rearrangement of the shareholder structure. The agreement provides that the financial investors TFG Technologie Fonds II, TFG Venture Capital and BLS Technologie-Fonds will exit their shareholding of combined 30% in the share capital of MICAS AG. After the complete implementation of the transaction, all shares will be held by the executive directors of MICAS AG and their families. In order to provide a basis for discussions, Landpoint prepared a valuation opinion on behalf of the company.

 

JANUARY 2009 – Landpoint advises shareholders of accom GmbH & Co. KG

JANUARY 2009

Landpoint advises shareholders of accom GmbH & Co. KG on formation of accom and NetCologne Joint Venture

Starting April 1, 2009, a Joint Venture between accom GmbH & Co. KG, Aachen and NetCologne GmbH, Cologne will create a new telecommunications company in Aachen. The company will offer both retail and business customers the full product portfolio, including internet, fixed-line and mobile phone services as well as cable TV.

100% of the shares of accom GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of Aachen-based municipal utility company STAWAG will be transferred into the Joint Venture; NetCologne will carve out a division for the Joint Venture comprising the customer base and turnover for the Aachen/ Düren region, along with the related employees. STAWAG will hold a 16% share in the Joint Venture, NetCologne 84%.

accom is the regional carrier for greater Aachen and vicinity. The company offers fixed-line telephony, internet access and data links for the creation of business networks primarily to business customers in the Aachen-Düren-Heinsberg region. accom has 65 employees generating turnover of EUR 12 million for 2007.

accom was founded in December 1997 as a subsidiary of STAWAG, together with Sparkasse Aachen, Sparkasse Düren and Kreissparkasse Heinsberg and started its operations in 1998. In 2000, the utility company enwor energie&wasser vor ort (formerly ASEAG Energie) joined the shareholder group.

Landpoint Corporate Finance exclusively advised accom's shareholders in the search for a suitable strategic partner. As part of the transaction the shares of the other minority interests were transferred entirely to STAWAG prior to the contribution into the Joint Venture company.

 

MAY 2008 – Sale of St. Petri-Hospital Warburg gGmbH to Rhön-Klinikum AG

MAY 2008

Sale of St. Petri-Hospital Warburg gGmbH to Rhön-Klinikum AG

Landpoint Corporate Finance advised the Höxter district and the City of Warburg on the successful sale of St. Petri-Hospital Warburg gGmbH to Rhön-Klinikum AG. The St. Petri-Hospital is a hospital for basic medial care with 153 listed beds. During the structured bidding process, discussions were held with potential investors from all over Germany. In connection with the transaction, the selected investor Rhön-Klinikum AG committed to the construction of a completely new hospital building with capital expenditures of at least € 20 million.

 

APRIL 2008 – Landpoint Advises TFG Capital AG and Konsortium AG

APRIL 2008

Landpoint Corporate Finance Advises TFG Capital AG and Konsortium AG on the Sale of the Majority of KSR Kuebler Niveau-Messtechnik AG

The two financial investors TFG Capital AG and Konsortium AG have sold all of the shares they held in KSR Kuebler Niveau-Messtechnik AG. At its location in Zwingenberg/Neckar, KSR Kuebler manufactures a wide range of level measuring and regulation devices which are successfully marketed world-wide. The company is European market leader in the market of level measurement based on float switches. With more than 200 employees, the company achieved revenues of € 19 million in the year 2006. Landpoint Corporate Finance acted as exclusive adviser to TFG Capital AG and Konsortium AG on the sale of their shares.

 

JANUARY 2008 – Landpoint advises MR.NET services GmbH & Co. KG

JANUARY 2008

Landpoint Corporate Finance advises MR.NET services GmbH & Co. KG on the acquisition of NEXNET GmbH from Cipio Partners

MR.NET services GmbH & Co. KG has closed a purchase contract with Cipio Partners, a private equity investor with offices in Munich and San Jose, USA concerning the acquisition of NEXNET GmbH, Berlin. The transaction creates a group with 140 employees and sales of EUR 45 million. Landpoint Corporate Finance exlusively advised MR.NET on the acquisition.

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DECEMBER 2007 – Landpoint expands and moves to the new center of Berlin

DECEMBER 2007

Landpoint Corporate Finance expands and moves to the new center of Berlin

At the the beginning of the year 2008, Landpoint Corporate Finance GmbH moved into new offices in Georgenstraße 24 in Berlin Mitte. The new office is located on the second floor in close proximity to Friedrichstraße train station. The building is part of the Friedrich Carré ensemble, was designed by the architects Assmann Salomon & Partner and completed in 2003.

 

AUGUST 2007 – Landpoint wins mandate from the Warburg Hospital Administration Union

AUGUST 2007

Landpoint Corporate Finance wins mandate from the Warburg Hospital Administration Union to find a new owner for the St. Petri Hospital in Warburg

Landpoint Corporate Finance has won the mandate from the assembly of the Warburg Hospital Administration Union to find a new owner for the St. Petri-Hospital in Warburg. The responsible body for the St. Petri-Hospital is the Warburg Hospital Administration Union, which is 60% owned by the county of Höxter with the remaining 40% share being held by the City of Warburg.

The St. Petri-Hospital in Warburg provides primary and secondary care. The hospital's departments consist of internal medicine, surgery, urology, pediatrics, ear, nose and throat medicine, anesthesics and radiology. The hospital employs ca. 300 people who treat around 5,600 patients annually with a budget volume of around EUR 13.7 million. The balance sheet total for the year 2005 amounted to EUR 18.2 million.

 

JANUARY 2007 – Landpoint signs marketing agreement with Cohen & Company

JANUARY 2007

Landpoint signs marketing agreement with Cohen & Company

Landpoint Corporate Finance has signed a marketing agreement with New York-based Cohen & Company to market hybrid capital products to small and medium-sized financial institutions.

About Cohen & Company:
Cohen & Company is an international investment bank headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in New York and Paris. Cohen & Company is specialized on the direct funding of financial institutions with hybrid capital and has funded over US$10 billion of hybrid capital to more than 500 institutions. Cohen & Company has unique abilities for the structuring and the management of CDOs.

 

DECEMBER 2006 – Landpoint finishes a strategic study for a Technology Company

DECEMBER 2006

Landpoint Finishes a Strategic Study for a Technology Company

In the context of the possible exit of a Berlin based venture capital company from one investment in the technology industry, Landpoint Corporate Finance advised the technology company on its strategic positioning and the creation of a new business plan. The company offers highly complex components for the transmission of digital audio and video signals and, after few years of activities, belongs to the leading companies in its industry.

 

AUGUST 2006 – Landpoint advises Stadtwerke Flensburg

AUGUST 2006

Landpoint Corporate Finance advises Stadtwerke Flensburg on the sale of shares in Versatel Nord GmbH

Landpoint Corporate Finance advised Stadtwerke Flensburg on the successful sale of a 7.5% stake in Versatel Nord GmbH, Flensburg. Versatel Nord (formerly Komtel) is now wholly owned by Versatel Deutschland Group, which was acquired by Apax in 2005. Versatel Deutschland acquired a majority stake in the Regio Carrier Komtel already in early 2000. At that time the project director for the sellers was Landpoint Partner Christian Fest.

 

APRIL 2006 – Landpoint advises owner of Ford-Lorenz Group

APRIL 2006

Landpoint Corporate Finance advises owner of Ford-Lorenz Group on the sale to Kroymans Corporation

Landpoint Corporate Finance has advised the owner of the Berlin-based Lorenz car retai group on the sale of the companies to the Dutch Kroymans Corporation. Ford-Lorenz has a history of car retailing for 29 Years and had sales of approximately € 35 million.

 

FEBRUARY 2006 – Vielmetter Group sells manufacturing location

FEBRUARY 2006

Vielmetter Group sells manufacturing location

Landpoint Corporate Finance advised the shareholder of Berlin-based Vielmetter Group on the successful sale of the property at Motzener Straße 25 in Berlin Mariendorf. The investor is alfred rexroth GmbH & Co KG. The sale of teh property is part of the restructuring of the Vielmetter Group.

 

JANUARY 2006 – Dr Tillmann Bronner joins Landpoint Corporate Financeas shareholder and partner

JANUARY 2006

Dr Tillmann Bronner joins Landpoint Corporate Finance as shareholder and partner

On January 1, 2006 Dr Tillmann Bronner became a partner and shareholder of Landpoint Corporate Finance GmbH. Tillmann still lives in New York and will work both out of the Cantor Fitzgerald New York office as well as the Landpoint Berlin office.

Before joining Landpoint worked for WestLB Group for more than eight years in the M&A area, last active as head of the North-American M&A Team based in New York. During his time at WestLB, Tillmann was the responsible project director for several market leading transactions such as advice to TXU group on its first major acquisition in Germany (Stadtwerke Kiel) and advice to Fresenius group on its entrance in the German hospital market through the acquisition of Wittgensteiner Kliniken AG. Dr Bronner has extensive industry and transaction experience in the life sciences, logistics and utilities sectors.

Before he worked with Metallgesellschaft AG for four years, his last function there being head of corporate development of the trading division.

Tillmann studied business administration at Frankfurt University and has a doctorate from the University of Munich.

 

AUGUST 2005 – Marketing Alliance Agreement with Sikich Group

AUGUST 2005

Landpoint enters into Marketing Alliance Agreement with Sikich Group

Landpoint Corporate Finance has signed a Marketing Alliance Agreement with Sikich Corporate Finance, a division of Sikich Group. As part of the agreement Landpoint will work together with Sikich on M&A assignments covering Germany, Austria and Switzerland on an exclusive basis.

Sikich Corporate Finance is a division of Sikich Group and has successfully established itself as a premier advisory firm focusing on sellside assignments in the US middle market sector.

About Sikich Group, LLC
Sikich is a multi-discipline professional services firm providing public accounting and tax services, operations and management consulting, entrepreneurial services, information technology products and services, investment banking, human resources outsourcing, marketing services, and asset management. With more than 200 employees and seven offices in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri, Sikich serves individuals, privately-held middle market companies, and governmental and not-for-profit organizations throughout the Midwest. Visit www.sikich.com to learn more.

 

JULY 2005 – Landpoint grows further

JULY 2005

Landpoint Corporate Finance grows further

On July 1, 2005, Ferry Girra joined Landpoint Corporate Finance as analyst from Unilever Group where he was completing a traineeship. Ferry studied industrial engineering at the Technical University of Berlin. He received his M.Sc specializing in chemical engineering.

 

MAY 2005 – Messe Berlin acquires trade fair operator

MAY 2005

Messe Berlin acquires trade fair operator

Messe Berlin GmbH has aquired the business activities of the trade fair operator M&A Group based in Lübeck. Through this transaction Messe Berlin attains access to a portfolio of more than 50 regional and national trade fair events. The acquisition is an important step by Messe Berlin in strengthening Berlin as a fair location as well as being a strategic extension of its portfolio beyond Berlin. Landpoint Corporate Finance advised Messe Berlin on the execution of this acquisition.

 

MAY 2005 – Cantor Fitzgerald continues global expansion

MAY 2005

Cantor Fitzgerald Continues Global Expansion in Investment Banking
Strategic Alliance Formed in Germany with Landpoint Corporate Finance GmbH

New York, London, Berlin - May 23, 2005 - The Investment Banking Division of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P, a leading global financial institution, today announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance with Landpoint Corporate Finance GmbH, an independent international advisory business which provides a range of investment banking services in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Landpoint will work within Cantor Fitzgerald to expand its marketing, origination, and execution capabilities across all industries, including advisory services in connection with mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings and capital raising services.

"The alliance with Landpoint offers our global clients access to a wealth of corporate, private and government contacts throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria and the know-how and experience to be successful in the engine room of Europe," Said Marc Blazer, Global Head of Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Banking.

About Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. is a leading financial services provider that offers clients an array of financial products and services in the equity and fixed income capital markets. These products and services include sales and trading, investment banking, asset management market commentary and market data. For more than 50 years, Cantor Fitzgerald, a proven and resilient leader, has been committed to delivering a unique brand of unparalleled trading and distribution services, product expertise, innovative technology and customer service to its clients around the world. This commitment also extends to numerous philanthropic endeavors, including the firm's pledge to donate 25% of the profits it would otherwise distribute to its partners until 2006 to benefit the families of the employees lost on September 11, 2001. For more information, please visit www.cantor.com.

"Cantor Fitzgerald is a partner with excellent reputation and a long-standing tradition in the financial services business. Through this partnership we can extend our product offering particularly in the capital markets area. In terms of geographic reach, our clients will profit from the direct access to decision makers not only in North America but also other parts of Europe, Asia and South America," Said Christian Fest, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Landpoint Corporate Finance GmbH.

About Landpoint Corporate Finance
Landpoint Corporate Finance is an independent corporate finance house based in Berlin, Germany, advising clients on domestic and international acquisitions and divestitures as well as restructuring situations covering a number of industry sectors. The business was founded at the end of 2004. Christian Fest has more than seventeen years of corporate finance experience and built the German M&A business for WestLB, one of the largest banking groups in Germany, since the beginning of the nineties. In recent years he was responsible for the German M&A business of the WestLB Group. For more information, please visit www.landpoint.de.

 

JANUARY 2005 – Landpoint moves into new facilities

JANUARY 2005

Landpoint Corporate Finance Landpoint Corporate Finance moves into new facilities in the prestigious Neues Kranzler Eck development on Kurfürstendamm.

On January 1, 2005, Landpoint Corporate Finance GmbH moved into new office facilities located on Kurfürstendamm 22. The office is located on the fourth floor of the Neues Kranzler Eck complex on the corner of Joachimstaler Straße and Kurfürstendamm.


The Neues Kranzler Eck was designed by star architect Helmut Jahn and finished in 2000.