H.I.G. Capital has sold Losberger GmbH to Gilde Buy Out Partners
H.I.G. Europe, the European arm of global private equity firm H.I.G. Capital, has sold their shares in Losberger GmbH (“Losberger”) to funds advised by Gilde Buy Out Partners. H.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with Euro 18 billion of capital under management, specializing in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies.
Losberger is one of the globally leading providers of highly integrated temporary and semi-permanent space solutions including aluminum and steel halls, room modules and rapid deployment systems as well as turnkey solutions. Losberger has a broadly diversified customer base including corporate customers, event organizers and rental companies, municipalities, government agencies, supranational organizations and NGOs. Successful turnkey projects include the realization of fully equipped field hospitals and airport terminals, education facilities, public housing units, and office space. Losberger, headquartered in Bad Rappenau, Germany, operates five production facilities and 14 sales offices globally.
Gilde Buy Out Partners (“Gilde”) is a leading European private equity investor in mid-market transactions with operations in the DACH and Benelux regions. Gilde manages funds in excess of Euro 3 billion and has offices in Zurich/Frankfurt, Utrecht and Brussels. Since its inception in 1982, Gilde has invested in over 250 companies across a diverse range of sectors.
“During the successful partnership with H.I.G. Capital, the Losberger Group has grown extensively and doubled its revenue size due to both strong organic growth and five completed add-on acquisitions in Germany and abroad. Now, the Losberger management team is delighted to have Gilde as partner for the next growth phase of Losberger. Together with Gilde, we are confident we will further increase revenues substantially, extend our innovation leadership, increase global system sales and pursue proactive consolidation of core markets,” said Berndt Zoepffel, CEO of Losberger.
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to H.I.G. Capital and supported H.I.G. in all aspects of the transactions including the process preparation, due diligence and contract negotiations. The approach of an international buyer universe and the initiation of a competitive bidding process were focal points of this transaction.
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