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Beyond Capital Partners disposes portfolio company “sysob IT-Unternehmensgruppe” to CMS Distribution Ltd.

Beyond Capital Partners GmbH (“BCP”) advised Beyond Capital Partners Fund I on the disposal of the entire stake in its portfolio company sysob IT-Unternehmensgruppe (“sysob”), via signing and closing in February, to CMS Distribution Ltd. (“CMS”), a leading European special distributor. The parties agreed confidentiality about the purchase price. sysob

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Beyond Capital Partners acquires majority shareholding of value-added distributor Xortec GmbH

Beyond Capital Partners GmbH (“BCP”) advised Beyond Capital Partners Fund II on the acquisition of a 75% stake in Frankfurt based Xortec GmbH (“Xortec”). The transaction was closed in January 2021. Xortec is a leading value-added distributor of integrated video surveillance and data communication solutions. The focus of Xortec lies in the distribution of such

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Beyond Capital Partners acquires premium optician group “klein, aber fein” with 20 locations across Germany

Beyond Capital Partners GmbH (“Beyond Capital”) advised Beyond Capital Partners Fund II on the acquisition of a 90% stake in Münster based OUNDA GmbH (“OUNDA”). The transaction was closed in May. With its 20 locations, OUNDA, which operates under the brand “klein, aber fein”, is one of the leading German optician groups in the premium

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Beyond Capital Partners acquires shareholding in BigCityBeats GmbH to support global expansion of World Club Dome

Beyond Capital Partners GmbH (“Beyond Capital”) advised Beyond Capital Partners Fund I on the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Frankfurt based BigCityBeats GmbH (“BCB”). The parties agreed confidentiality about the purchase price. Since its inception in 2005, the BigCityBeats group established itself to one of the leading producers and hosts of stadium based events

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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

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

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"Even after 20 years, our desire for something new has not yet been satisfied. Together with Beyond Capital Partners, we want to reach the next level, bring our agency forward, open up new target groups and locations and attract new employees.”

Alexander Osterwald,
Founder and Managing Director von ECD International

Alexander Osterwald,
Founder and Managing Director von ECD International

"For us, Beyond Capital Partners is the ideal partner, as we are pursuing the same vision – to become one of Europe's leading experiential marketing agencies"

Jörn Pfotenhauer,
Founder and Managing Director von ECD International

Jörn Pfotenhauer,
Founder and Managing Director von ECD International

Portfolio

ECD International Holding GmbH

Purchase: August 2023

Key Figures at the Time of Acquisition

EUR 10-15 Mio.
Turnover

20 %
EBITDA

25
Employees

Value Creation Levers

Operational Improvements

  • Expansion of digital skills (apps, AI tools)
  • Process optimization / efficiency enhancement

Organic Growth

  • Hiring new employees
  • Attracting new customers
  • Cross-selling potential with existing customers
  • Opening of new lcoations: national and international expansion
  • Diversification of service portfolio
  • Increasing brand awareness

Inorganic Growth

  • Acquisition of specialist agencies

Current Portfolio Companies

ECD International Holding GmbH

Agency
ECD International is a multidisciplinary and internationally active full-service agency in the premium and luxury segment and offers first-class services such as brand management, live marketing, communication, creative work, guest relations and CRM programs for a demanding target group.

 

Holger Grelck Forstbaumschulen GmbH

Forestry
Holger Grelck Forstbaumschulen is one of the leading forest nurseries for seedling production in Germany and has over 100 ha of cultivable land in the Halstenbek area near Hamburg.

Soft & Cloud GmbH​

Software Distribution

Soft & Cloud is one of the leading providers of used standard software in Germany and partner for digital solutions as well as consultant for IT issues for business-to-business customers.