The Frankfurt-based investment company VR Equitypartner supports Sementis GmbH Stephan Behr Vermögensverwaltung with additional mezzanine financing. As a family holding company, Sementis GmbH combines interests in QSIL SE and IBYKUS AG. Founded in 1992 in Thuringia, Germany, QSIL Group produces high-performance products from high-purity quartz glass and technical ceramics. QSIL Group has production sites in

An Investor Consortium consisting of funds managed by ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH (“ECM”), PINOVA Capital GmbH (“PINOVA”) and Gilde Healthcare (“Gilde Healthcare Private Equity”) (together the “Investor Consortium”) has acquired a majority stake in DETAX Group, the leading supplier of polymer materials for medical applications, in the context of a management buy-out. The two

Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH (HQIB) has acquired a majority stake in Funke Medical AG.The previous shareholder and executive board member Andreas Funkeand other board members will continue to hold a significant share in the company. Over the past 16 years, Funke Medical has become the market leader for decubitusprophylaxis and therapy systems in Germany. The

The Carlyle Group, with equity from the Carlyle Europe Technology Partners (CETP) IV fund, has acquired a major stake in CSS AG (CSS), a leading German business software provider with a focus on accounting, controlling and human resources (HR) software. Majority shareholder Michael Friemel will retain a large minority stake in CSS and will continue

Haspa Beteiligungsgesellschaft für den Mittelstand (Haspa BGM) has acquired a majority stake in HANSA Maschinenbau Vertriebs- und Fertigungs GmbH (HANSA) as part of a succession plan, thus ensuring the continuation of the company in the spirit of its long-standing managing director Patrick Palsmeyer. He will remain on board and, together with Haspa BGM, will continue

Funds advised by Odewald KMU (“Odewald KMU”) have acquired a majority stake in ctrl QS GmbH Rollout Management for Digital Projects. ctrl QS is a specialist service provider that advises multinational corporations on process, tool and change management in digital projects and provides operational support to its customers. In its core market, ctrl QS has

Schürfeld Group, Hamburg, takes over the majority of the advertising media company Geiger-Notes. Schürfeld Group is a medium-sized family company that invests mainly in medium-sized enterprises in the paper and printing industry. The previous owner of Geiger-Notes AG, Jürgen Geiger, who has founded the company, remains connected to the company as CEO and shareholder. Geiger-Notes

DWS S.r.l. ( designs and produces 3D printers for prototyping and rapid manufacturing, materials for 3D design, and related software. Quality and continuous innovation are the company’s distinctive features. The company which is based in Thiene (Italy) is one of the most innovative in the sector with over 250 industrial, design and technology patents filed

The Deutschlandstipendium (Germany Scholarship) is celebrating its 10th anniversary and has been supporting high-achieving academics with a monthly grant, mentoring and networking events since 2011. We are especially pleased to support 2 scholarship holders within the Deutschlandstipendium of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. Within the last 10 years, Germany’s largest public-private education partnership has become firmly

As part of the succession plan HANNOVER Finanz takes a majority stake in the dental technology company Dental Direkt GmbH. The founder and family entrepreneur Gerhard de Boer will remain as a shareholder of the company. The managing directors Marcel Brüggert and Marvin Kühme will also become shareholders. Dental Direkt, based in Spenge in North

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