Meyer Burger Technology Ltd has sold its Dutch subsidiary to Süss MicroTec

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd, the listed Swiss technology company has sold its Dutch subsidiary PiXDRO to Süss MicroTec, the listed German manufacturer of equipment and process solutions for microstructuring in the semiconductor industry. DEX international M&A acted as sell-side advisor for Meyer Burger. 20.12.2019 Meyer Burger divests Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V. Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) is selling its inkjet printing business (PiXDRO) located in Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V. in Eindhoven (NL) to Süss MicroTec SE headquartered in Germany. The approximately 30 employees will transer from Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V. to Süss MicroTec SE. The contract is subject to standard market completion conditions with completion of the transaction expected towards the end of February 2020. The agreed purchase price for the business with annual sales of approximately CHF 8 million is approximately CHF 5 million in cash. Meyer Burger anticipates an accounting profit arising from the transaction of around CHF 3 million. “With this divestment an optimal solution has been achieved for all parties. As part of Süss MicroTec, the PiXDRO technology has good prospects for growth “, explains Meyer Burger CEO Hans Brändle the decision to sell. “This transaction is a further step in Meyer Burger’s focus on a strategic PV business with our successful Heterojunction / SmartWire technologies as well as on promising next generation cell technologies”, Brändle continued. The offer by Süss MicroTec proved superior in a broad-based bidding process conducted by DEX International M&A. This and the validity of the underlying valuation were confirmed by an independent Financial Opinion from IFBC AG (Zurich). The CEO of Süss MicroTec, Dr. Franz Richter, is...

DEX international M&A and its partner Carlsquare advised Serviceware SE on the acquisition of cubus AG

Serviceware SE continues to implement its growth strategy and has acquired 100 percent of the shares in cubus AG. cubus is a leading software provider in the fields of Corporate Performance Management/ Business Intelligence .The cubus software enables companies and individual profit centres to analyse their financial KPIs and to prepare on this basis viable plans, forecasts and simulations for the future development of their balance sheet, their profit and loss account as well as their cash flow statement, amongst other things. In this way, corporate decision makers are offered a reliable basis to manage their company or profit centre. With the cubus software, Serviceware connects the Financial Management of the own Enterprise Service Management (ESM) platform – where Serviceware already holds an extremely strong position with the software solution anafee – with the Corporate Finance department of companies. This is particularly attractive for large and medium-sized companies, which operate their Shared Services in subsidiaries or as a profit centre. The acquisition of cubus is Serviceware’s second takeover since its IPO in April 2018. Last year, Serviceware extended its integrated ESM platform by acquiring the knowledge management specialist SABIO. Dirk K. Martin, CEO and founder of Serviceware: “With cubus we are supplementing our platform by adding the important module Corporate Performance Management/ Business Intelligence. With this platform solution from a single source, we will be able to address large customers in future even more effectively. Furthermore, we see considerable cross-selling potential between our existing customer base and the customers of cubus. Consequently, we continue to expand our market leadership in Europe as a digitizer of service processes in companies....

DEX international M&A advised Schellevis on the sale to Gilde Equity Management

DEX international M&A advised the shareholder of Schellevis on the sale to Gilde Equity Management Schellevis, the leading producer of concrete landscaping elements and horticulture products, welcomes Gilde Equity Management ( GEM ) Benelux as a new shareholder. “We are proud to say that we are one of the leading producers of high-end concrete landscaping elements. We have achieved this position due to the unique character of our products created by our specific production process in combination with the use of the right materials.”, says Peter (“Piet”) van Vugt, CEO and owner of Schellevis. “We are delighted that a renowned investor such as Gilde supports Schellevis in the next phase of its development. With Gilde on board we have the financial capacity to invest in accelerated international growth and to expand our product range.” Schellevis is a well-known player in the market for landscaping elements. The company’s products are very popular with gardeners and landscape architects. This is a/o due to the natural “basaltlava-like” look of the products and the wide product portfolio of the company, which enables gardeners and landscape architects to consistently design gardens. Apart from getting its inspiration from the environment, the company is also constantly focused on sustainability in its manufacturing process. A combination of these factors has led to a high demand for Schellevis products in the Netherlands and aroused interest from neighboring countries such as Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom. “Gilde has been looking at Schellevis’ market position and growth for some time and has a lot of respect for what the company has accomplished so far: the strong development that Schellevis...

DEX international M&A advised Workrate on the acquisition of Wach- und Schließgesellschaft Kaiserslautern

Workrate, a Dutch security services company headquartered in Amsterdam, has acquired Wach- und Schließgesellschaft Kaiserslautern (WuS) based in Kaiserslautern. WuS is a security services company specialized in the security of buildings and objects in southwest Germany. The acquisition further expands Workrate’s presence in Germany. DEX international M&A acted as M&A advisor to Workrate.      ...

Globalscope welcomes new partner firms in Mexico and Bulgaria and is now present in 48 countries on all continents

Globalscope, the international M&A network, is pleased to announce the successful expansion of its global partner base which now extends across 48 countries covering all major world economies. The new partners were elected at the 24th semi-annual Globalscope conference, hosted by Georgian member firm, Alliance Group Capital (AGC).  Delegates from member firms across the world, gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia, to collaborate on international deal opportunities with fellow members, discuss global industry trends and develop M&A best practices. AGC’s CEO Aieti Kukava, stated “Alliance Group Capital is one of the key players of the Georgian economy. We were pleased to host this conference and facilitate the opportunity for Globalscope member companies to become acquainted with the investment potential of Georgia and the surrounding regions of Eastern Europe and Asia.”  This conference saw two new observer firms, SORTIS Invest EOOD of Bulgaria, and PôNT CVC of Mexico, attending to present as prospective members. The network approved membership for both firms and welcomed the new partners. Upon acceptance to membership, SORTIS Chairman Martin Paev, commented, “We are pleased that SORTIS has become the Bulgarian member of Globalscope as we are joining a group of more than 600 like-minded professionals that share the same values. In just 3 days we identified more than 30 potential merger and acquisition opportunities and the team at SORTIS Invest is already working on them in cooperation with other Globalscope members.” Other newly appointed member Raúl Fabre of PôNT CVC commented, “PÔNT is excited to join the 55 independent M&A firms and one global family which comprises Globalscope, and which provides wide international reach combined with deep industry...