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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.
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Beyond Capital Partners accomplishes closing of 75.1%-stake acquisition in lighting specialist LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH
March 2016 Frankfurt am Main
A fund advised by Beyond Capital Partners („Beyond Capital“) accomplished the closing of the acquisition of a 75.1% stake in LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH („LBDS“).
LDBS is a leading one-stop-shop lighting technology specialist in the German speaking region and provides a complete service portfolio in the field of lighting for B2B customers in Retail and other industries. With its integrated service concept, the company offers a unique position compared to its peers, comprising a combination of the entire value-chain for lighting solutions, an in-depth product expertise and a one-stop service and maintenance approach. Additionally, LDBS uses its online platform to market a broad product portfolio that distributes lamps, luminaires and technical components.
Together with Beyond Capital, LDBS achieved already first milestones in its target to develop new market segments and to expand its geographic coverage.
“With Beyond Capital, we found a partner who represents our corporate values and who is from day one an ideal fit for our envisaged future growth path. Over the past months, Beyond Capital allowed us already to both identify potential buy-and-build targets for future add-on acquisitions as well as they opened their extensive network to us to develop several new customer relationships in the path of our joint growth strategy. As Managing Partners of LDBS, we are convinced that the partnership with Beyond Capital will expand our market position over the coming years significantly”, says Robert Bechtle, Managing Partner of LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH.
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.
Beyond Capital Partners acquires shareholding in leading lighting specialist LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH
September 2015 Frankfurt am Main
Through notarization, a company advised by Beyond Capital Partners („Beyond Capital“) acquired a shareholding in LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH („LBDS“).
LDBS is a leading lighting technology specialist in the German speaking region that distributes lamps, luminaires and components and offers a complete service portfolio in the field of lighting. With its integrated service concept, the company offers a unique position, comprising a combination of trading, in-depth product expertise and a one-stop service approach. Additionally, LDBS uses its online platform to market a broad product portfolio.
Beyond Capital is an investment company focusing on the acquisition of majority shareholdings of profitable small- and medium enterprises in the German speaking DACH region. Together with Beyond Capital, LDBS intends to access new market segments and an expansion of its geographic coverage. Furthermore, the management of LDBS remains under the responsibility of the founders and shareholders – Robert Bechtle und Bernd Schwettmann – who successfully developed LDBS over the past 15 years.
„With Beyond Capital, we found a partner who is both sharing our entrepreneurial values as much as enabling our future growth path in an ideal way. Hence, we will gain access to capital for our further growth activities and to Beyond Capital´s network which will both strongly support our long-term strategy “, says Robert Bechtle, managing director and shareholder of LDBS Lichtdienst GmbH. The closing of the transaction is intended to take place by the end of the year.