BWK Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Private Equity Firm Profile

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

BWK’s most common sectors for investment aremanufacturing (13%) and medical products (10%) . The Firm’s most common investment types include stake purchase (39%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (36%). In total, BWK has invested in 2 different countries.

In the last 3 years, BWK has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is sold to management (67%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity34
    • M&A Buy Activity31
    • M&A Sell Activity3
  • Total Sectors Invested 20
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 5
  • M&A Advisors 1

BWK

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, Internet Software and Services, Manufacturing, Marketing, Media, Medical Products, Packaging, Restaurants, Software, Technology Hardware, Test/Measurement Equipment

Target Transaction Types: Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI), Divestiture, 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 ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (1.0/yr) # 26 1 1 2 1 - 31
Sell (0.6/yr) # - 1 1 1 - - 3
  34

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
R&K Ingenieure GmbH 2023-12-05 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Alas, Switzerland · www.rki-holding.de
Heute-Wohnen Group 2022-12-09 - Stake Purchase
Welzheim, Germany · www.heute-wohnen.de
R-Biopharm AG 2022-06-15 - Sold to Management
Darmstadt, Germany · www.r-biopharm.com
KRUG Holzsystembinder GmbH 2022-01-31 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Stadtlauringen, Germany · www.krug-holzbau.de
Just Spices GmbH 2021-12-10 - Stake Sale
Düsseldorf, Germany · www.justspices.com
The FOLBB Group 2021-08-03 - Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Baiersbronn, Germany · www.folbb.com
QLOCKTWO Group 2020-11-05 - Stake Purchase
Schwabisch Gmund, Switzerland · www.nddmed.com
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-group.com
Kreyer Holding GmbH & Co. KG 2019-10-22 - Consolidation
Schlob Holte, Germany · www.kreyer.de
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Portfolio M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
RAFI GmbH & Co. KG 2019-11-19 Xymox Technologies, Inc. 2023-07-12 1
Ravensburg, Germany · www.rafi-group.com Milwaukee, Wisconsin · www.xymox.com

M&A by Sector

Sector Current # Value All-time # Value
Manufacturing 1 (5%) - 4 (13%) -
Consumer Products 2 (10%) - 3 (10%) -
Medical Products 1 (5%) - 3 (10%) -
Building Materials 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Packaging 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Restaurants 2 (10%) - 2 (6%) -
Technology Hardware 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Automotive 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Chemicals - - 1 (3%) -
Distribution 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
E-Commerce 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Electrical Equipment 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Engineering 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Food - - 1 (3%) -
Furniture 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Machinery - - 1 (3%) -
Marketing 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Media 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Software - - 1 (3%) -
Test/Measurement Equipment 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 20 - 31 -

Acquisitions By Geo

State/Country Current # Value All-time # Value
Germany 17 (85%) - 28 (90%) -
Switzerland 3 (15%) - 3 (10%) -
Total 20 - 31 -

Acquisitions by Deal Type

Type Current # Value All-time # Value
Stake Purchase 7 (35%) - 12 (39%) -
Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI) 8 (40%) - 11 (35%) -
Divestiture 2 (10%) - 3 (10%) -
Growth Capital 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Secondary Buyout 1 (5%) - 2 (6%) -
Consolidation 1 (5%) - 1 (3%) -
Total 20 - 31 -

Exits by Deal Type

Type Total # Value
Sold to Management 2 (67%) -
Stake Sale 1 (33%) -
Total 3 -

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Houlihan Lokey
1

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
3%
1 (3%)
Strategic(s)
10%
3 (10%)
Exited to
Strategic(s)
33%
1 (33%)

FAQ

When was BWK founded?

BWK was founded in 1990.

What type of investor is BWK?

BWK is a private equity firm.

Where is BWK headquartered?

BWK is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

How much capital does BWK have under management?

BWK has 300M EUR under management.

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