ATP adhesive systems AG (Wollerau, Switzerland) specializes in the development and manufacturing of industrial specialty adhesive tapes, which are tailored specifically to the customer’s requirements. Focused on water-based adhesive tapes, ATP offers an environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-based tapes. Bregal acquired ATP as part of a succession arrangement and will support the company on its further growth path.
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.
DPG is one of the leading quality-oriented providers of outpatient intensive care services in Germany. In total, the five group companies employ more than 1,000 nursing staff, who care for patients at 30 locations. All group companies are committed to the highest standards of patient care and are known as quality leaders in their respective regions.
EA Elektro-Automatik, based in Viersen, is a leading manufacturer of laboratory power supplies and electronic loads. Bregal acquired the company founded in 1974 as part of a succession arrangement and will support the company on its further growth path.
Berlin-headquartered ebuero AG is the leading provider of virtual secretary services in continental Europe. The company caters to its SME customers, by answering phone calls, scheduling appointments and ensuring 24/7 availability. Additionally, ebuero offers meeting rooms and business addresses at 14 locations across Germany and Italy. Bregal Unternehmerkapital has been invested in ebuero since 2018 and is supporting the management team in unlocking further growth potential.
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.
GUS is a leading mid-market provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Laboratory Information Management Software (LIMS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software for process industries, especially pharmaceuticals, chemicals and food. Founded in 1980, the company has over 400 employees and is based in Cologne, Germany.
Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Iptor is an international market leader in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), supply chain management and logistics software and services. With over 1,250 customers worldwide and 40 years of experience, Iptor manages the end-to-end processes of distribution-focused businesses in a range of vertical markets. Founded in 1978, the company is now present in 17 countries around the globe. Bregal acquired Iptor in 2019 and aims to further support the company’s long-term strategic growth plan, and to further strengthen its market position and expand its business.
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.
MEDIA Central is an independent media services company which was established in 1997 and is focused on dialog-, direct- and retail marketing across all available media channels. The company is active in over 20 countries and has c. 200 employees. As the market leader in Germany MEDIA Central manages the distribution of nine billion prospects, brochures and coupons to private households per annum.
With well-known brands like Dermasel, Salthouse and Perlweiss, Murnauer Markenvertrieb GmbH has been among the leading providers of over-the-counter, natural remedies and cosmetics for the pharmacy and retail markets in Germany and Austria. Bregal acquired a majority stake in Murnauer from a family holding in 2018; the focus will be a further internationalisation, tapping into new markets and further expanding the product range of Murnauer.
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.
PDV GmbH (based in Erfurt/Germany) is an innovative, medium-sized company that has established itself as a premium partner in the field of digital administration at the federal, state and local level, in particular with its ECM platform "VIS-Suite". Bregal, shareholder of PDV since December 2018, will support the company on its growth path, which is driven by the extensive digitization of public administration procedures.
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.
The RELINE UV group is a leading global provider of trenchless pipe renovation technologies, particularly in the field of UV-light-curing, glass-fiber-reinforced liner systems. The group includes RELINEEUROPE AG, RELINEAMERICA LLC, RELINEJAPAN LLC, RELINECHINA Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. and RELINE UV ASEAN PVT LTD. With focus on the pipe renovation industry, the group has longstanding experience in the areas of liners and technologies, equipment and services. Bregal acquired shares in RELINE UV in 2020 as part of a succession plan and aims to support the company's further growth.
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.
STP is a leading legal tech one-stop-shop software solution provider, empowering the digitization of insolvency and legal practitioners. It provides a fully integrated platform comprising workflow automation, ERP software, data management software, specialist technical outsourcing, and legal data. Its dedicated full-suite offering is deeply embedded in the German insolvency ecosystem and commercial law segment. The business employs approximately 200 people, serving over 1,800 customers with mission-critical software and services for their daily workflows.