BWK GMBH Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Profile

In the last 3 years, BWK GMBH has acquired 2 companies. It has also invested in 1 other.

BWK GMBH’s most common sectors for investment are manufacturing (12%) and medical products (12%). The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (45%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (34%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity17
  • Total Sectors Invested 15
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

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 million 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: Aerospace, Automotive, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Consumer Services, Furniture, Healthcare Services, Machinery, Manufacturing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Software, Technology Hardware

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

Geographic Preferences: Western Europe

Transaction Criteria Min Max
Target Revenue 10 -
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 (1.0/yr) # 12 2 2 - 1 - 17
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kreyer Holding GmbH & Co. KG 2019-10-24 - Stake Purchase
Schloß Holte, Germany · www.kreyer.de
Hora-Werk GmbH 2017-12-14 - Divestiture
Bunde, Germany · www.hora-werk.com
Innovative Communications Technologies AG (ICT) 2017-10-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Kohlberg, Germany · www.ict.de
SDV Media + Service GmbH 2016-08-24 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Dresden, Germany · www.sdv.de
Rolf Kind GmbH 2016-01-18 - Stake Purchase
Gummersbach, Germany · www.r-kind.de
Medos Medizintechnik AG 2015-09-22 - Secondary Buyout
Stolberg, Germany · www.medos-ag.de
Coffee Fellows GmbH 2015-07-01 - Stake Purchase
Grünwald, Germany · www.coffee-fellows.de
Alete GmbH 2015-01-01 - Divestiture
Frankfurt, Germany
Optoflux GmbH 2014-07-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Nuremberg, Germany · www.optoflux.org
Erpo Möbelwerk GmbH 2013-07-25 - Secondary Buyout
Ertingen, Germany · www.erpo.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 2 (12%) - 2 (12%) -
Medical Products 2 (12%) - 2 (12%) -
Automotive 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Chemicals 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Construction 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Products 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Furniture 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Healthcare Services 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Information Technology 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Machinery 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Packaging 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Publishing 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Software 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (6%) - 1 (6%) -
Total 17 - 17 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 18 (100%) - 18 (100%) -
Total 18 - 18 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 8 (44%) - 8 (44%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 6 (33%) - 6 (33%) -
Divestiture 2 (11%) - 2 (11%) -
Secondary Buyout 2 (11%) - 2 (11%) -
Total 18 - 18 -

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
33%
1 33%
Strategic(s)
67%
2 67%

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