Carlsquare advised Hamburg based BPE on the sale of its portfolio company epis Automation to Perpetua Holding
epis Automation is a leading specialist of customized industry electronics in series machine production with a comprehensive and integrated engineering services portfolio for companies active in target industries such as textile machinery, intralogistics, assembly technology, laboratory technology as well as test & measurement. The company serves its primarily GSA-based customers as a full-scope solution provider covering the entire value-chain from hard- and software development to prototyping, series production and after sales services. Founded in 1970, the company is based in Albstadt (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) and expects to generate ca. EUR 30 million in revenues (2023) with its approx. 100 employees.
Perpetua Holding invests in well-established medium-sized companies across Europe on a long-term basis. The Berlin based holding invests the capital of seasoned international investors with an entrepreneurial background. Annually, EUR 50 – 100 million are available for investments in a growing portfolio of companies. Perpetua follows professional management practices, applying appropriate financing structures that support sustainable growth.
Perpetua Holding has taken over the shareholding from Hamburg-based investment firm BPE, which had solved the succession of the original family entrepreneurs together with Mr. Martin Seidenfuss in the form of a management buy-in. As a long-term partner, Perpetua acquired 90% of the shares and will support the management of epis Automation in strategic matters as well as invest in the growth of the company.
“We are very pleased to have found a long-term partner in Perpetua who will support us on our growth path. Together we will strengthen our market position, expand the quality and range of our product and service offering and thus be the best possible partner for our customers.” – Martin Seidenfuss, shareholder and CEO of epis
“We would like to thank Carlsquare for having found with Perpetua Holding the ideal partner for the next growth phase of our portfolio company, epis Automation in a dynamic market environment. The intensive engagement with epis and the business model in the preparation as well as the stringent process management of the Carlsquare team were decisive factors for the successful closing of this transaction.” – Nikolai Mackscheidt and Stephan Gummert, BPE Hamburg
Carlsquare acted as exclusive financial advisor for BPE Hamburg