Quantum Group acquires German cools recycling business from Stena Metall

Lauingen/Munich, 1 March 2022 – Quantum Capital Partners (“Quantum”) today announced that a company owned by Quantum Opportunity Fund II GmbH & Co. KG has acquired 100% of the shares in Stena Recycling GmbH (“Stena Recycling” or “the Company”) from the Swedish recycling group Stena Metall AB. Following the carve-out and with effect of the transaction, Stena Recycling was renamed to Rekular GmbH (“Rekular”).

With a market share of approx. 30% and around one million processed cools in fiscal year 2020/21, Rekular is the leading full-service provider for cools recycling in Germany. Services offered to blue-chip customers such as Miele, Bosch, Siemens and Liebherr include the collection, depollution and shredding of cools and other heat exchange equipment as well as the subsequent separation of marketable ferrous and non-ferrous fractions. The Company operates across its headquarters in Lauingen (Bavaria) and two additional sites in Baumholder (Rhineland-Palatinate) and Wangerland (Lower-Saxony) with a total workforce of 136 employees.

Together with the existing management team led by Folkert Schmidt, Quantum plans to further expand the Company’s footprint in the area of electronics recycling through buy and build.


About Stena Metall: Stena Metall is a recycling Group with six business areas and operations at around 200 locations in nine countries. During the last fiscal year, net sales for the group amounted to SEK 28.2bn. Each year, Stena Metall recycles and refines six million tons of waste and end-of-life products and customers are supplied with many essential raw materials, steel products and marine fuels. Through research and development, Stena Metall is working to meet the challenges of the future with new, sustainable solutions. Stena Metall’s 3,600 employees closely collaborate with partners and customers in creating value, both from the business perspective, as well as for the environment and society.


About Quantum: Quantum is a manager of funds who invests in corporate carve-outs and other special situation across Europe (the Quantum Group).  The Quantum operations are managed through its Munich headquarters, as well as its office in Madrid.  Quantum Group acquires companies with significant potential for operational improvements, growth and development. As an active and responsible owner, Quantum Group works closely with local management to ensure that its subsidiaries implement a continuous development plan and growth strategy. Since its inception in 2008, the Quantum Group has acquired a variety of businesses from world-leading companies such as Robert Bosch, Stora Enso, Dürr, Airbus, Nestlé, Mahle, Tenneco, Norsk Hydro and Eaton. With 34 completed acquisitions since 2014, the Quantum Group is one of the most active investors in its sector.