BWK GMBH Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, BWK GMBH has acquired 6 companies. It has also invested in 4 others.

BWK GMBH’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (20%) and medical products (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (43%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (31%). In total, BWK GMBH has invested in 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, BWK GMBH has exited 1 company. The Firm’s most common exit type is sold to management (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity27
    • M&A Buy Activity26
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 17
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 4

BWK GMBH

Thouretstraße 2,
Stuttgart, 70173
Germany
+49 (711) 22 55 76-0
www.bwku.de
stuttgart@bwku.de

BWK GMBH is a private equity firm focused on lower middle-market acquisitions and investments. The Firm looks to invest €5 to€30 million in companies with at least €10 to million €100 in revenue. Prospective transaction situations include buyouts, growth capital financings, and recapitalizations. BWK does not have any sector preferences, however, the Firm will not consider venture investments or turnaround situations. BWK GMBH is based in Stuttgart, Germany.


Investment Criteria

Sectors of Interest: Automotive, Building Materials, Consumer Products, Electrical Equipment, Food, Furniture, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Restaurants, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Growth Capital, Secondary Buyout, Stake Purchase

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 100
Target EBITDA - -
Investment Size 5 30
Enterprise Value - -
values in millions of EUR

M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (2.4/yr) # 14 2 2 5 3 - 26
Sell (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
  27

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Joma-Polytec GmbH 2020-02-03 - Sold to Management
Bodelshausen, Germany · www.joma-polytec.de
RAFI GmbH & Co. KG 2019-11-19 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Ravensburg, Germany · www.rafi.de
The Kreyer Group 2019-10-22 - Consolidation
Schloß Holte, Germany · www.kreyer.de
Campus Suite GmbH 2019-09-01 - Stake Purchase
Hamburg, Germany · www.campussuite.de
Just Spices GmbH 2018-08-14 - Growth Capital
Düsseldorf, Germany · www.justspices.de
Rasselstein Raumsysteme GmbH & Co.KG 2018-07-04 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Neuwied, Germany · www.rasselstein.de
H&R Industrierohrbau GmbH 2018-06-11 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Frankfurt am Main, Germany · www.hr-industrierohrbau.de
Xactools Gmbh 2018-05-07 - Stake Purchase
Flein, Germany · www.xactools.de
CruiseVision GmbH 2018-02-28 - Stake Purchase
Schenefeld, Germany · www.cruisevision.tv
HORA eTec GmbH 2017-12-14 - Divestiture
Bunde, Germany · www.hora-werk.com
View All >>

Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The Kreyer Group 2019-10-22 Glasprofi24 GmbH 2019-10-22 3
Schloß Holte, Germany · www.kreyer.de Schloß Holte, Germany · www.glasprofi24.de
The Kreyer Group 2019-10-22 Edelstahl Trifft Glas (ETG GmbH) 2019-10-22 2
Schloß Holte, Germany · www.kreyer.de Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany · www.edelstahl-trifft-glas.de
The Kreyer Group 2019-10-22 Panther Glas Deutschland GmbH 2019-10-22 1
Schloß Holte, Germany · www.kreyer.de Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany · www.panther-glas.de

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 5 (25%) - 5 (19%) -
Medical Products 2 (10%) - 3 (12%) -
Consumer Products 1 (5%) - 2 (8%) -
Restaurants 2 (10%) - 2 (8%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 2 (8%) -
Automotive 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Building Materials 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (4%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Food 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Furniture 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Machinery - - 1 (4%) -
Marketing 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Packaging 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Software - - 1 (4%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 20 - 26 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 19 (95%) - 25 (96%) -
Switzerland 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 20 - 26 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 8 (40%) - 11 (42%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 7 (35%) - 8 (31%) -
Divestiture 2 (10%) - 3 (12%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (5%) - 2 (8%) -
Consolidation 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Growth Capital 1 (5%) - 1 (4%) -
Total 20 - 26 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Sold to Management 1 (100%) -
Total 1 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
25%
1 25%
Strategic(s)
75%
3 75%

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