Investment Summary

Exits Q-Cells AG

On January 31, 2006, invested in consumer products company Q-Cells AG from Apax

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Consumer Products sector.
  • This is transaction in Germany.

Investment Summary

Date 2006-01-31
Target Q-Cells AG
Sector Consumer Products
Sellers(s) Apax
Deal Type Sold to Management

Target

Q-Cells AG

Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany
website
Developer and manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Apax

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1981
PE ASSETS 60.0B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Apax Partners is a mega-sized private equity investment group, operating across the United States, Europe, Israel and Asia. Broad industry sectors of interest include tech & telecom, media, retail & consumer, healthcare, financial services, and business services. Apax will consider both minority and majority investment positions and prefers companies with strong market positions and growth potential. The Firm generally pursues platform acquisitions valued from €1 to €5 billion. Apax Partners was formed in 1981 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 12 of 162
Sector (Consumer Products) 1 of 2
Type (Sold to Management) 1 of 8
Country (Germany) 1 of 10
Year (2006) 1 of 5
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