Beyond Capital Partners Fund II, a fund advised by Beyond Capital Partners GmbH („BCP“), acquired a majority shareholding in Rhineland-Palatinate based ANK Gruppe (“ANK”). The closing of the acquisition has been accomplished in October 2022.
Over decades, ANK Gruppe has been growing into the leading medical supply store group in Rhineland-Palatinate, offering 13 stores in eight different cities. Jointly with Beyond Capital Partners, the parties envisage to grow the group both organically as well as through a buy-and-build strategy with the target to establish one of the national market-leading groups in the medical supply store business, aiming to cover its customers on a supra-regional level.
‘Meeting Beyond Capital Partners gave me a comfortable feeling from the first second on and I am truely looking forward continuing the development of the ANK Gruppe over the coming years.’, says Christiane Ank-Kunze, shareholder and managing director. ‘At the same time, BCP offers an attractive perspective for our employees as much as for Kaiserslautern as the group´s headquarter.’
‘The ANK Gruppe, its shareholders and employees are a perfect match for our investment strategy, namely investing in well-positioned asset-light companies and growing them through a supra-regional expansion. We appreciate as well the societal role and the impact of ANK, focussing on the health and well-being of its customers and, insofar, being an essential link between care services, physical rehab and orthopaedics.’, states Christoph Kauter, Managing Partner and founder of Beyond Capital Partners.
About ANK Gruppe: ANK Gruppe comprises the firms Ank Sanitätshaus + Orthopädietechnik GmbH, Kaiser, Sanitätshaus + Rehatechnik GmbH as well as Ank Orthopädieschuhtechnik GmbH. ANK expanded through the past decades, comprising today 13 locations with 170 employees, offering as full-service provider a comprehensive medical supply assortment for its customers in Rhineland-Palatinate. www.ank-sanitaetshaus.de and www.kaiser-sanitaetshaus.de
About Beyond Capital Partners: Beyond Capital Partners is an investment company advising its funds on the acquisition of majority shareholdings of profitable small- and medium sized enterprises in the DACH region focusing on the asset-light segments business services, IT, software, healthcare, lifestyle and entertainment. www.beyondcapital-partners.com
This financing is made possible through financial backing of the European Union under the Equity Facility for Growth established under Regulation (EU) No 1287/2013 of the European and the Council establishing a Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium enterprises (COSME) (2014-2020).