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Aviatube SAS

As one of the leading manufacturers of high quality aluminium tubing in Europe, Aviatube supplies the aerospace industry as well as the sports and leisure industry. The French company's broad customer base reaches from international blue chips such as Airbus or KTM to the manufacturers of individual components such as SECAN.

In order to do justice to the wide variety of areas of applications of aluminium tubes, such as aircraft seats, heat exchangers or motorcycle handlebars, Aviatube offers a diversified portfolio of tailor-made product solutions. Major application area is the aeronautics industry, which is characterized by a high demand for tubing made from high strength aluminium alloys. From processing round light metal ingots into precise aluminium tubes through to delivery, the company’s highly skilled engineers and technicians take into account the customer’s specifications in every stage of production.

Information about the portfolio company:

  • Sector: Aluminium
  • Seller: Constellium Group
  • Products: Aluminium tubing
  • Head office: Carquefou (France)
  • Employees: 143
  • Sales: EUR 15m (2017)

Gianetti Ruote Srl

As leading producer of wheels for the European commercial vehicle industry, Gianetti Ruote has maintained its technology and innovation leadership for more than 130 years. Founded in the 1880s, Gianetti today supplies steel wheels for trucks, buses and trailers to Europe's leading commercial vehicle OEMs as well as steel and alloy rims to renowned motorcycle manufacturers. Valued by its customers for its engineering acumen, Gianetti's headquarter and manufacturing facilities are located near Milan, Italy. The company operates through a recapitalized, modern and lean manufacturing oriented production facility with 49,000 sqm in production space and a maximum production capacity of approx. 1 million units per year.

Gianetti controls all critical steps of its manufacturing and distribution processes: from product development through production and final assembly for a wide range of steel wheels, ready for delivery to destinations throughout Europe and globally.

The product development process is specifically designed to provide new product innovations of the highest quality. Gianetti's highly skilled in-house R&D team has developed numerous product improvements in the past, reducing the weight of a steel wheel by approx. 11 kg over the last 25 years.

  • Sector: Automotive supplier
  • Seller: Accuride Corporation
  • Products: Steel wheels for commercial vehicles
  • Head office: Ceriano Laghetto (Italy)
  • Employees: approx. 185
  • Sales: EUR 58m

Leesys - Leipzig Electronic Systems GmbH

Leesys is an Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) system supplier, developing and manufacturing electronic modules, components and plastic products. The former subsidiary of Siemens AG has nearly a century of experience in manufacturing of communication devices and components, and can therefore offer customers innovative technology, comprehensive expertise and excellent support.



Leesys is a reliable and expert partner for the entire value creation process:

  • Manufacturing, inspecting and testing electronic modules
  • Producing plastic housing
  • Systems installation and global outgoing logistics
  • After-sales service



The portfolio focus is increasingly on the development of intelligent communications systems, the demand in this area continues to rise – in particular in the automotive industry, in medical technology and in the industrial automation and communications sectors. Technologies such as cloud communication in cars and intelligent everyday appliances that customers can operate from their smartphones still offer huge opportunities for pioneering innovations. Leesys is therefore staying true to its tradition: a tradition of progress and belief in the future.

Information about the portfolio company:

  • Sector: Electronic Manufacturing Services
  • Seller: Unify GmbH & Co. KG
  • Products: Systems supplier of electronic manufacturing services (EMS)
  • Head office: Leipzig (Germany)
  • Employees: 400
  • Sales: EUR 195m (2017)

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Leichtmetall Aluminium GmbH

The core business of the Hanover-based foundry is hard aluminium alloys for the aerospace industry. A number of ISO certificates are testimony to the quality of and environmental standards met by Leichtmetall products. Rigid internal testing procedures ensure the consistently high quality of the aluminium bars, and Leichtmetall also recycles manufacturing waste and factory scrap – a low-energy use of raw materials. An intelligent production process, 90 years' experience and an expert team are behind Leichtmetall's current success.

Information about the portfolio company:

  • Sector: Aluminium
  • Seller: Norsk Hydro ASA
  • Products: Hard aluminium alloy extrusion billets
  • Head office: Hanover
  • Employees: ca. 46
  • Sales: EUR 44m (2017)

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Prolacto SA

 

In the middle of the Portuguese Azores, on the island of Sao Miguel, the ingredients factory produces innovative milk-based products for its transatlantic customer base. During the course of its 40-year old history, Prolacto has specialized primarily in the production of milk powder and butter. Most of the packaged dairy products are shipped to Europe, America and Africa.

Local dairy farmers supply Prolacto with fresh milk on a daily basis. This high-quality raw material is then processed to customer-specific dry products using state-of-the-art machinery. In this segment, the company is a market leader in the archipelago with a maximum production capacity of 20,000 tons per year.

Prolacto complies with international quality standards, from extensive analysis of the raw milk to the adjustment of fat and moisture content and the subsequent packaging of products. Numerous certifications prove that the production process is particularly safe as well as customer- and environmentally friendly. To sustainably improve milk quality, Prolacto supports local farmers in modernizing their farms.

Information about the portfolio company:

  • Sector: Ingredients producer
  • Seller: Nestlé S.A.
  • Products: Milk powder, butter
  • Head office: Lagoa (Azores, Portugal)
  • Employees: approx. 70
  • Sales: EUR 24m (2017)

Revell GmbH

For more than 60 years, Revell has been the market leader in Germany and Europe for developing and distributing true to the original model kits. The company is a synonym for plastic model making but has also, in recent years, established itself in the market as one of the leading providers of remote-controlled toys. The products of Revell are distributed by international retail chains online as well as stationary in more than 75 countries.

The company maintains close and long-standing relationships with global automotive and entertainment companies, particularly in the toy and hobby sector. These include, amongst others, Mercedes, Disney and Universal/Warner Bros. The combination of an established licence portfolio, extensive distribution opportunities and a diverse customer base creates a sustainable competitive advantage for Revell.

Several SGS and BSCI certificates document quality and ethical responsibility in the company’s value chain. This enables Revell to inspire customers worldwide with its prize-winning toys.

Information about the portfolio company:

  • Sector: Model building kits, toys
  • Seller: Hobbico Inc.
  • Products: Plastic model kits, remote-controlled toys
  • Head office: Bünde (Germany)
  • Employees: 135
  • Sales: EUR 45m (2017)

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SECAN SAS

The Société d'Etudes et de Constructions Aéronavales [Association of aeronaval studies and constructions] - SECAN for short- was founded in 1941. Since then, it has increasingly specialised in the development and production of heat exchangers, and cooling steam systems for the aviation, aerospace and automotive industry. Apart from production and delivery, the traditional company supervises its customers in the integration of components in air conditioning, cooling or filter systems for various vehicle models.



While SECAN took the first steps towards air travel in 1946 with the little propeller machine Courlis, today, the company supplies international Blue Chips and uses its knowledge to participate in aerospace missions. So, heat exchangers and air filter units in the Columbus laboratory of the international space station ISS serve to regulate the temperature, control air humidity and filter bacteria and dust out of the air.



From development to repair: SECAN offers the clientele an extensive range of services, which requires highly qualified employees with extensive expertise in the usage of of modern production resources. No matter whether a special procedure with tailor made individual parts, or standard products: SECAN flexibly implements customer requirements, in its own 18,000 sqm factory to the North of Paris.

Information about the portfolio company:

  • Sector: Aerospace and automotive Supplier
  • Seller: Honeywell
  • Products: Heat exchangers and vapor cycle cooling systems
  • Head office: Gennevilliers (France)
  • Employees: Approx. 212 employees
  • Sales: EUR 36m (2014)  

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SICA2M SAS

The French company SICA2M was originally part of the Dürr Group, for which it still manufactures and supplies industrial washing systems. SICA2M also supplies manufacturing lines for the automotive industry and integrates them into existing manufacturing processes. SICA2M ensures delivery and production on-schedule with an expert team of engineers and state-of-the-art production facilities.



The broad SICA2M client base includes international car manufacturers, most of which are large corporations. The global technology leader provides individual, customised turnkey solutions. Services include the delivery, installation and integration of conveyor systems, frames and robots.

Under a permanent contract, the company manufactures fully automatic machines with and without conveyor belts, machine enclosures and individual conveyor systems.

Information about the portfolio company:

  • Sector: Automotive supply
  • Seller: Dürr Group
  • Products: Manufacturing lines & industrial washing systems
  • Head office: Loué (France)
  • Employees: ca. 190
  • Sales: EUR 27m (2017)

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SLIM SpA

Over the course of 40 years of corporate history, the Italian company has specialized in the production of aluminium rolled products. Today, SLIM manufactures a wide range of aluminium sheets, tapes and foils for the packaging, automotive, transport and construction industries. As such, the products serve as the foundation for liquid foil, converter foil, household items, automotive part, printing plates and building facades.



In order to offer a consistent, high product quality to its widespread and large range of customers, SLIM focuses on efficient and stable work processes. Thanks to state-of-the-art production equipment and machinery, the aluminium manufacturer is able to use a wide range of painting, lamination and coating techniques. The company is serving the entire European market, with production capacities of 92,000 tons per year.

Information about the portfolio company:

  • Sector: Aluminium
  • Seller: Norsk Hydro ASA
  • Products: Aluminium rolled products
  • Head office: Cisterna in Latina (Italy)
  • Employees: 400
  • Sales: EUR 193m (2017)

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SLIM Fusina Rolling Srl

At their facility in Fusina, Venice, the Italian company produces a wide range of rolling mill products made of aluminium. SLIM Fusina Rolling manufactures tailor-made coils, metal sheets, (kick) plates and shates for a large number of international customers from industry, transportation services, the automobile industry, the marine engineering industry, as well as from the energy sector. In this context, the rolling mill products are used in trailers, automotive body parts, hulls, and wind mills.



The specialised staff develops high-quality, innovative and tailor-made product solutions using state-of-the-art equipment and machinery. Thanks to the use of strong alloys, these products are very stable and resistant to corrosion, and they also allow easy processing. It is precisely these product characteristics that are relevant when it comes to end-use applications which are exposed to enormous strains. Owing to its specifically designed range of products awarded with multiple prizes, SLIM Fusina is one of the leading global suppliers for the ship-building industry. In addition, the Italian company succeeded in getting established as Europe-wide supplier for wind mill builders.



Thanks to a hot-rolling mill and a cold-rolling mill, a hot treatment line as well as a production hall used for final assembly and foundry purposes, SLIM Fusina has acquired one of the most multifunctional rolling mills across Europe. As a result of merging their production capacities, their product range as well as their technical and operative know-how, SLIM is the fifth largest aluminium rolling mill in Europe and one of the leading producers of rolling mill products made of aluminium around the globe, earning a consolidated sales volume of more than 340 million EUR.

Information about the add-on:

  • Buyer: Slim Aluminium S.p.A.
  • Seller: Arconic Inc.
  • Products: Rolling mill products made of aluminium
  • Registered office: Venice (Italy)
  • Employees: 300
  • Sales: EUR 168m (2017)

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SLIM Merseburg GmbH

Since 1951, aluminium foils have been produced in the rolling mill at the Merseburg location. During the course of its history of more than 60 years, the company has specialized in the production of thin foils for flexible packaging and technical applications. Today, SLIM Merseburg GmbH is supplying reputable manufacturers of food and pharmaceutical packaging throughout Europe. They process the ultra-thin aluminium foils into, amongst others, packaging for sweets or chocolate figures and into blister packs for pharmaceuticals.

Through the acquisition of the business operation of the former Aluminiumfolie Merseburg GmbH, the SLIM Group not only has another production site in Central Europe, but is also expanding its production capacities and its product portfolio. Particularly in the thin foils sector, SLIM Merseburg GmbH produces a market-leading thickness of 6μm. From the receipt of the raw materials to the rolling, right up to the shipping of the rolls, the entire production process is subject to internationally certified quality standards.

Information about the add-on:

  • Industry: Aluminium
  • Buyer: Slim Aluminium S.p.A.
  • Seller: Insolvency administrator
  • Products: Thin foils made of aluminium
  • Registered office: Merseburg (Germany)
  • Employees: 60
  • Sales: EUR 30m (2017)

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SoProNem SAS

Across Europe, the French company is one of the largest manufacturers of detergents and cleaning agents. SoProNem manufactures liquid detergents, washing-up liquids, textile finishers and cleaning agents for the European single market - mainly in France, Germany and Belgium. As a former subsidiary of the Henkel Group, the company still produces high quality branded products today, such as X-tra, Pril and Le Chat.    



Throughout its near 100-year work history, the factory was continually modernised and expanded. With its current capacity of 168 thousand tonnes a year, SoProNem offers its customers a wide range of services. This not only includes the mixing and bottling of the detergents and cleaning agents, but also the blowing of PET bottles and the labelling and palletising of the final products in its factory warehouse. Moreover, its scale-efficient production is subject to stringent quality standards. Several certifications thus verify its customer-orientated, environmentally friendly and sustainable production methods.

Information about the portfolio company:

  • Sector: Detergent manufacturer
  • Seller: Henkel
  • Products: Liquid detergents and Cleaning agents
  • Head office: Nemours (France)
  • Employees: 118
  • Sales: EUR 29m (2017)

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SoProNem Greven GmbH

SoProNem is one of the largest manufacturers of detergents and cleaning agents in Europe. In order to increase the production capacity to more than 350,000 tons per year, the Quantum Group acquires AT Abfüllbetrieb Greven GmbH in February 2018 as an add-on for the SoProNem site in Nemours, France.



Thanks to a large number of modern facilities, a wide range of liquid detergents are manufactured, filled and labelled at the new production site in Greven (Germany). As scale-efficient production is subject to strict international quality standards, in-house experts control the raw material, production cycle and end products in close coordination with the R&D department at the company headquarters in Nemours. Due to its pronounced quality management and its proximity to the predominantly German customer base, the former subsidiary of the insolvent Thurn Group is complementing SoProNem perfectly with the additional site in Greven.

Information about the Add-On:

  • Sector: Detergent manufacturer
  • Seller: Insolvency administrator
  • Products: Liquid detergents and cleaning agents
  • Plant: Greven (Germany)
  • Employees: approx. 100
  • Turnover: EUR 50m (2018e)

Tecalex SL

The Spanish company designs, develops and produces tailor-made extrusion plants for the international aluminium industry. Tecalex offers a full range of services to its broad customer base. The company not only supplies and integrates turnkey plant solutions, but also produces innovative extrusion equipment that covers numerous areas from the feeding of presses to the finishing and packaging of extruded aluminium products. The manufacturer also modernises, maintains and services integrated systems.

As one of the world's leading companies in the production of extrusion lines, Tecalex expands and complements the product portfolio of SICA2M, the manufacturer of production lines and industrial washing systems. By acquiring Tecalex, the French manufacturer remains true to its principles in terms of quality and competence: Highly qualified engineers and industrial mechanics from Tecalex contribute not only many years of industry experience but also comprehensive know-how regarding the most modern production, design and calculation systems. The combination of this expertise and the state-of-the-art production facilities in Girona is key for supplying international customers on time and with tailor-made solutions.

Information about the equity interest:

  • Industry: Mechanical engineering
  • Buyer: SICA2M SAS
  • Seller: Anduril Inv S.L.
  • Products: Turnkey aluminium extrusion plants and equipment parts
  • Head office: Girona (Spain)
  • Employees: approx. 60
  • Sales: EUR 9m

TeleAlarm SA

TeleAlarm is a medium-sized company based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, that develops and sells home medical alarm and nurse call systems. These systems enable the elderly and people with limited mobility to lead independent lives in their familiar environments.



TeleAlarm develops customised products for private households and home care. Emergency call systems with portable radio transmitters give the user safety and security in their own home. To offer the same level of protection outside, the Swiss company also supplies smartphones with integrated alarm functions, GPS location and longer standby and call time capacity.



Assisted living and retirement and care homes also use intelligent alarm systems. Radio nurse call systems:

  • Relieve the daily workload of care staff
  • Are easy to install and combine with other alarm systems
  • Improve efficiency in the care of dementia sufferers

Marketing for the company’s products and systems is focused on western Europe. The core markets are the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Benelux, Germany and Austria.

Information about the portfolio company:

  • Sector: Telecommunication – emergency call systems
  • Seller: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Products: Provider & developer of home medical alarm and nurse call systems
  • Head office: La Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland)
  • Employees: 40
  • Sales: EUR 13m (2014)

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Vauste Spain SL

Vauste Spain SL based in Gijón, northern Spain, produces shock absorber systems for the automotive supply industry. The end products include both accessories and spares.

A number of different certificates testify to the company's compliance with international safety standards (BBS and EMSEC) at its production site. Lean management tools and agile management methods ensure the efficient management of the entire value chain. Clearly defined production processes and the use of standardised manufacturing procedures are an integral part of the company's shock absorber production. To meet its own strict quality standards, Vauste Spain SL runs several research and quality laboratories as well as operating versatile production equipment.

Vauste Spain SL is a spin-off of the American group Tenneco Inc., a global market leader on the original equipment and spares market for the automotive industry.

Key aspects of the global specialist's corporate strategy include the use of cutting-edge technology, extensive manufacturing experience and strong, sustainable customer service.

Information on the investment:

  • Sector: Automotive after-sales
  • Seller: Tenneco Inc.       
  • Products: Production of shock absorbers and bumpers
  • Head office: Gijón (Spain)
  • Employees: 117
  • Sales: EUR 15m (2017)
  • Aviatube SAS

  • Gianetti Ruote Srl

  • Leesys - Leipzig Electronic Systems GmbH

  • Leichtmetall Aluminium GmbH

  • Prolacto SA

  • Revell GmbH

  • SECAN SAS

  • SICA2M SAS

  • SLIM SpA

  • SLIM Fusina Rolling Srl

  • SLIM Merseburg GmbH

  • SoProNem SAS

  • SoProNem Greven GmbH

  • Tecalex SL

  • TeleAlarm SA

  • Vauste Spain SL