Bregal Unternehmerkapital acquired the two Leipzig-based companies INTER-FORUM and Syntela as part of a succession solution. These companies merged into DAVASO in 2016, creating one of the leading service and technology providers in verification and billing audits for statutory health insurance funds, pharmacies and other care providers as well as structured health management processes.
Established over 45 years ago, Lucerne-based Embassy Jewel AG is one of the five leading luxury watch retail companies in Switzerland. Bregal Unternehmerkapital holds a majority stake in Embassy since 2017 and the previous owners continue to hold a significant minority stake in the company. The common goal is to further develop the company by strengthening and optimising the branch network.
gabo Systemtechnik, based in Niederwinkling, develops, manufactures and markets microtube systems for communications and energy technology and boasts a strong, consistent record of growth covering many years. With its products, gabo supports European telecommunications companies, network operators and communities in building and expanding their digital infrastructure. Bregal acquired the majority of shares in summer 2017. The focus remains firmly on internationalisation and product innovation.
Established in 1883, the Swiss-based company has over 500 employees, and manufactures complex plastic parts and components used for packaging, technical parts, household appliances and automotive applications. When Bregal Unternehmerkapital joined as the new majority shareholder in 2016, the next period of growth began for the injection moulding specialists. As part of the succession arrangement, the previous owner retains a minority stake.
Established in 1985, the Ahlen-based business group LR with 1,200 employees is one of Europe’s leading direct sales companies. It produces and sells cosmetics, dietary supplements and perfume. Bregal has been involved since 2013 and initiated an expansion strategy which achieved a double and triple-digit growth rate in existing markets and significantly expanded the company’s presence in 28 countries.
Novem is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality trim elements and decorative functional elements for automotive interiors. In 2011, Bregal acquired the Vorbach-based premium supplier from a trusteeship, which led to a significant increase in sales. Growth investments and a capital increase of €50 million enabled the business to further internationalise production and expand into eastern Europe.
Established in 2004, Onlineprinters is one of the first movers in online printing. With over 600 employees, 600,000 customers in more than 30 countries and producing 2.1 billion products each year, it is one of the leading providers in Europe. Bregal Unternehmerkapital was chosen by the founder of Onlineprinters as the new majority shareholder and has been supporting the continued growth of Onlineprinters since 2016.
proALPHA provides high-performance ERP solutions and associated services for medium-sized companies in manufacturing and trade. The Weilerbach-based company is the third-largest provider of enterprise resource planning in German-speaking countries. Since the founders sold their shares to Bregal back in 2013, proALPHA has been focusing on strengthening sales, expanding the product portfolio and further international expansion.
Rehms Building Technology (former NRW Building Technology) is a leading full-service provider of technical building services, employing 600 people and based in Borken. Its range of capabilities extends from heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and plumbing equipment to measuring and control technology. Together with the management team led by Heinz-Josef Rehms, who has re-invested in the business, Bregal has been supporting the group’s continuing growth since summer 2017.
Established in 1955 as Binder GbR, SAM is a Tier-1 supplier and market leader for high-quality aluminium exterior parts for the automotive industry. It delivers mainly roof rails and trim elements to premium manufacturers such as VW, Audi, Mercedes and GM. Since acquiring the company from the founding family in 2016, Bregal Unternehmerkapital has been assisting SAM with the further development of growth potential and the improvement of structures and processes.
Andernach-based SHD, founded in 1983, is a leading vendor of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business planning software for furniture and kitchen retailers. The company is thus supporting this industry in transitioning to the digital future. SHD and its 460 employees also offer financial and human-resources management software for a wide range of industries. As the new majority owner, Bregal has been supporting SHD’s continuing growth since summer 2017.
Established in Karlsruhe in 2008, the online marketing company uses special offers and check-out pages to generate additional sales, direct revenues and high-quality newsletter addresses for online shops, portals and publishers. In 2015, Bregal acquired a minority stake and since then has supported Sovendus in the acceleration of the company’s development through both organic growth initiatives and capital for a total of three add-on acquisitions to date.