M&A Deal Summary

Granville and Baird Capital Partners Europe Acquires Zarges Tubesca

On January 29, 2007, private equity firms Granville GmbH and Baird Capital Partners Europe Ltd. acquired machinery company Zarges Tubesca GmbH from Taros Capital BV for 156M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Granville’s 1st and Baird Capital Partners Europe’s 1st transaction in the Machinery sector.
  • This is Granville’s 0th and Baird Capital Partners Europe’s 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Granville’s 11th and Baird Capital Partners Europe’s 5th transaction in Germany.
Investment Fate
  • Zarges Tubesca was sold to a strategic buyer in 2018.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2007-01-29
Target Zarges Tubesca GmbH
Sector Machinery
Buyer(s) Granville GmbH
Baird Capital Partners Europe Ltd.
Sellers(s) Taros Capital BV
Deal Type Secondary Buyout
Deal Value 156M EUR

Target

Zarges Tubesca GmbH

Weilheim, Germany
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Zarges Tubesca GmbH is a manufacturer of access products (ladders and scaffoldings), logistics equipment (boxes and containers) and fa'ade access systems (fa'ade cranes, fa'ade ladders). Zarges Tubesca was founded in 1933 and is based in Weilheim, Germany.

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Buyer(S) 2

Buyer

Granville GmbH

Hamburg, Germany

Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1999
PE ASSETS 500M EUR
SizeMiddle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Granville GmbH is a private equity firm dedicated to investments in Germany. Granville does not have an industry focus and looks for companies with annual revenues between € 30 and € 300 million. Target transaction situations include management buyouts/buy-ins, growth financings, successions, and spin-offs. The Firm is affiliated with investment bank and asset manager Robert W. Baird & Co and its private equity arm Baird Private Equity. Granville Baird Capital Partners was formed in 1999 and is based in Hamburg, Germany.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 11 of 13
Sector (Machinery) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 1
Country (Germany) 11 of 13
Year (2007) 2 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-01-01 Umfotec Umformtechnik GmbH

Nörten-Hardenberg, Germany

Umfotec is a specialised automotive supplier in the noise suppression market which has gained a high level of importance over the past few years in all passenger car segments.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-02-19 Amoena Medizin-Orthopädie-Technik GmbH

Raubling, Germany

Amoena Medizin-Orthopädie-Technik GmbH is a developer and producer of silicone breast forms for women after mastectomy.

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Buyer

Baird Capital Partners Europe Ltd.

London, United Kingdom

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1971
PE ASSETS 2.5B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Baird Capital Partners Europe (BCPE) is the European private equity arm of Baird Private Equity. BCPE invests in lower middle-market companies generating revenues ranging from £10 and £100 million with an enterprise value of £10 - £50 million. Specific areas of interest include industrials, specialty consumer products, aerospace/defense, building materials, electrical equipment, oil/gas equipment, medical devices/equipment, human capital services, transaction processing, process outsourcing, professional/technical services, facilities management, environmental/waste, and marketing services. BCPE looks to invest between £5 and £20 million per transaction. Baird Capital Partners Europe was formed in 1971 and is based in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 22 of 42
Sector (Machinery) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 2
Country (Germany) 5 of 6
Year (2007) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-08-11 Prettl SWH

Neuruppin, Germany

Prettl Automotive is a global supplier of sensor cable solutions for the automotive industry. The company focuses on specialized cable and wire harnesses products for sensor applications in areas such as Efficiency & Environment (e.g. oxygen sensors); Chassis, Powertrain & e-Mobility (e.g. harnesses for battery packs) and Autonomous Driving & Safety (e.g. wheel-speed sensors). Prettl Automotive customers are at the forefront of the technological evolution, in particular regarding e-Mobility and Autonomous Driving.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-02-19 Amoena Medizin-Orthopädie-Technik GmbH

Raubling, Germany

Amoena Medizin-Orthopädie-Technik GmbH is a developer and producer of silicone breast forms for women after mastectomy.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Taros Capital BV

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1999
PE ASSETS 550M EUR
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Taros Capital is a private equity firm focused on investing in 'healthy', established, and profitable businesses headquartered in the Netherlands, Germany or Belgium. Taros looks to invest in companies valued from €25 to €350 million with at least €5 million in EBITDA. Targeted transactions include corporate spin-offs, public to privates, secondary buyouts, investor buy-ins, and family/founder sales. Sectors of interest include automotive, industrial parts and equipment, chemicals, business services, leisure, and marketing. Taros Capital was formed in 2005 when the buyout team completed its spin-off from AlpInvest Partners N.V. The Group is headquartered in Amsterdam, with additional offices in Antwerp and Frankfurt.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 11
Sector (Machinery) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 6
Country (Germany) 2 of 4
Year (2007) 1 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-01-24 PBSG (Professional Business Solutions Group) AG

Munich, Germany

PBSG (Professional Business Solutions Group) AG is a supplier of application software for tax advisors and lawyers.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-03-01 Vetus den Ouden N.V.

Schiedam-Holland, Netherlands

Vetus den Ouden N.V. is a distributor of boat engines, engine products and other boat equipment to OEM yacht-builders as well as the aftermarket.

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