Sector: Electronics Industry
Product Range: Power supply for industrial applications
Revenue: EUR 18.5 M
Employees: 160

Initial Situation

  • Founded more than 95 years ago as a manufacturer of mechanical components
  • Development as a provider of individual electronic assemblies and system solutions in niche markets in a comprehensive transformation process
  • Acquired about 20 years ago by the managing partners today
  • Due to the personal situation, the partners are aiming for a succession solution
  • High forecasted growth and above-average returns compared to the competition and the last few years

Procedures and Services

  • Supporting the shareholders since year -4 in preparation for the sale of the company (Fit-for-Sale) and in finding the best time to sell
  • Creation of a valid, due diligence firm integrated corporate planning including the creation of transparency regarding the planned growth
  • Highlighting the USPs and core competence in comparison to the competition by individual transaction documents
  • Extensive workup of the company's history, including certificates & contracts (around 95 years of history)


  • Successful business succession by a strategic investor
  • Sale of the company at an all-time high (both sales and profit margin) and, above all, compensation for this all-time high by the strategic investor
  • Due to high transparency regarding the core competences, growth and earnings potential as well as extensive competition in the process, the corporate value was doubled in relation to the expectation
  • Very short transitional arrangement for existing partners after transaction (< 3 years until final retirement)

Source: Concentro