Beyond Capital Partners´ portfolio company LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH acquires through add-on acquisitions two lighting specialized firms to expand its established market position in Germany
Februarary 2018 Frankfurt am Main
Beyond Capital Partners Fund I (“Beyond Capital”) portfolio company LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH (“LDBS”) acquires a 100% stake in each of the two lighting service specialized firms Larsen Indoor Light Concept (“Larsen”) and Heitronic – H. Vollmer GmbH (“Heitronic”) and hence strengthens its competence in the area of market leading premium products and concepts for shop lighting solutions (Larsen) and enhances its portfolio of lighting products through an own strong brand (Heitronic).
LDBS is a leading lighting technology specialist in the German speaking region and offers B2B customers in the retail, shop and industrial sector solutions through a complete service portfolio in the field of lighting. With its integrated service concept and hence the combination of procurement expertise, product knowledge and a one-stop-shop service approach, LDBS shows a unique market position. Additionally, LDBS uses its online platform to market a broad product portfolio of lamps and lighting technology and offers its customers a full integration in their enterprise resource planning and therefore a direct order mechanism. Through the acquisition of Larsen, LDBS will significantly increase its competence in the conceptual design and planning process for shop lighting solutions. With the add-on of Heitronic, LDBS´ portfolio includes a strong own brand including lamps and lighting technic products which is highly demanded and well-recognized for decades from customers like DIY-operators, architects and electrical engineering providers. The closing of both transactions has been held recently.
“Through the acquisition of 100% in each of the companies and the implementation under the LDBS Group while maintaining the three brands, we will offer our B2B customers an even more extensive competence and product solution variety, intensifying our outstanding position as one-stop-shop specialist in the segment of complex and professional lighting services”, says Robert Bechtle, Managing Partner at LDBS. “In the course of our buy-and-build orientated growth strategy we will prospectively acquire and integrate further market competitors to further expand our position as one of the leading companies in lighting services in Germany and beyond.”
“With both acquisitions, we accompany LDBS´ in its focused strategy to offer a customer-centered, complete service with ensuring a comprehensive competence and quality at the same time. We are pleased to lift LDBS in its prosperous development through those two acquisitions to a new growth level and maintain on track to escort the firm on its way to become a European Champion in the lighting services business”, says Christoph D. Kauter, Founder and Managing Partner of Beyond Capital Partners.
Beyond Capital Partners is an investment company focusing on the acquisition of majority shareholdings of profitable small- and medium enterprises in the German speaking DACH region. The investment strategy comprises the sustainable support in the organic and external growth strategy of the portfolio companies.