M&A Deal Summary

Triton Partners Acquires DencoHappel

On April 16, 2014, private equity firm Triton Partners acquired machinery company DencoHappel from GEA Group for 1.3B EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Triton Partners’ 4th transaction in the Machinery sector.
  • This is Triton Partners’ largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Triton Partners’ 15th transaction in Germany.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-04-16
Target DencoHappel
Sector Machinery
Buyer(s) Triton Partners
Sellers(s) GEA Group
Deal Type Divestiture
Deal Value 1.3B EUR

Target

DencoHappel

Herne, Germany
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DencoHappel GmbH is a technology innovators in the field of air treatment, air conditioning, and filter technology as well as cooling process air.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Triton Partners

Frankfurt, Germany

Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1997
PE ASSETS 15.6B EUR
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Triton Partners is an investment firm focused on investing in medium-size companies headquartered in Western and Northern Europe. This includes businesses in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Triton generally pursues market leading companies with the potential for change, as well as growth opportunities through operational improvements. Sectors of interest include business services, consumer products, consumer services, healthcare, and industrials. Triton Partners was formed in 1997 and is based in Frankfurt, Germany.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 44 of 86
Sector (Machinery) 4 of 5
Type (Divestiture) 19 of 29
Country (Germany) 15 of 27
Year (2014) 2 of 6
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 13
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-03-25 Cubility

Sandnes, Norway

Cubility provides a cost-efficient and novel solution that simplifies the fluid cleaning system by replacing multiple components with one enclosed integrated system. Cubility was founded in 2005 and is based in Sandnes, Norway.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-05-23 Stabilus

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Stabilus is a manufacturer of gas springs, hydraulic vibration dampers, continuously adjustable door stays, and automatic opening and closing systems for doors, trunk lids, and tailgates. Stabilus was incorporated in 1934 and is headquarters in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

GEA Group

Dusseldorf, Germany

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Category Company
Founded 1881
Sector Food
Employees18,212
Revenue 4.6B EUR (2020)
DESCRIPTION

GEA Group is one of the largest system providers for food and energy processes with about EUR 4.4 billion in 2009 revenue. As an internationally operating technology group, the company focuses on process technology and components for demanding production processes in various end markets. The group gains about 70 percent of its revenue in the long-term growing food and energy industries. GEA Group was founded in 1881 and is based in Dusseldorf, Germany.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 2 of 6
Sector (Machinery) 1 of 2
Type (Divestiture) 1 of 4
Country (Germany) 2 of 4
Year (2014) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2011-10-01 CFS-Dixie Flexibles

Kempten, Germany

Leading manufacturer of premium roofing and roof maintenance products. Henry also manufactures complete lines of driveways coatings, commercial specialty products and building envelope systems

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-10-31 Kelvion

Bochum, Germany

Kelvion is a manufacturer of industrial heat exchangers for different kinds of markets. Kelvion was founded in 2001 and is based in Bochum, Germany.

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