News

In our news section you will soon find a series of white papers with insights into our industry knowledge and functional expertise.

Furthermore, we will inform you about Bluemont news and activities.

 

BLUEMONT CONSULTING WHITE PAPER: BLOCKCHAIN - IN SALES AND AFTERSALES PROCESSES WITHIN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Munich, 25th September 2018

The media reports almost daily about established companies from diverse industries discovering  the new database technology blockchain and how they increasingly attend to it. One of the reasons is the technology's almost unlimited potential for use cases. Likewise, numerous players within the automotive industry expect the blockchain to fundamentally change existing as well as future business processes.

However, how can that be achieved and in which areas are blockchains applicable? This white paper provides an insight into a blockchain itself and which use cases and advantages arise from it - for the automotive industry and particularly for sales / aftersales processes.

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BLUEMONT CONSULTING SUPPORTS HANNOVER FINANZ IN THE AQUISITION OF A MAJORITY SHARE OF ZEEH DESIGN GROUP

Munich, 10th September 2018

ZEEH DESIGN GmbH is a full-service provider in the live communication industry. The company designs, stages and realizes sophisticated company appearances for exhibitions, events, press conferences, roadshows and general meetings domestically and abroad.

HANNOVER Finanz acquires a majority share of ZEEH Design Group due to a business succession. The transaction is still under reserve of the responsible competition authority and the closing is expected to be at the beginning of October. Bluemont Consulting has exclusively conducted a commercial due diligence for HANNOVER Finanz.

For almost 40 years now, the HANNOVER Finanz Group has been a sought-after private equity partner for medium sized enterprises in all industries. The private equity company, based in Hanover and Vienna and founded in 1979, was one of the first providers of venture capital in Germany. The Group also invests in companies when a change of generation has to be secured, and in medium sized spin-offs. Chairman Goetz Hertz-Eichenrode, partner Frank Löffler and Dr. Christina Silberberger, investment manager Jörg Bätjer as well as investment analyst Jonas Anochin were part of HANNOVER Finanz’ dealteam.

→ Please contact Mr. Markus Fränkel (e-mail) for further information or visit the press release on Deal Advisors. Download this release.

 

BLUEMONT CONSULTING SUPPORTS AFINUM IN ACQUIRING VENTOMAXX, A COMPANY SPECIALIZED IN VENTILATION SYSTEMS

Munich, 6th September 2018

Ventomaxx is a provider of primarily decentralized ventilation systems with state-of-the-art engineering and the highest architectural requirements. The modular structure as well as the flexible fields of application turn Ventomaxx into a preferred partner for architects and technical planners, especially for major projects demanding individual concepts.

Afinum is an independent investment company owned by the management. With offices in Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Hongkong, Afinum is specialized in investments of successful medium-sized companies in German-speaking Europe.

Within the transaction Bluemont Consulting has exclusively conducted a commercial due diligence for Afinum.

Afinum Management: Jochen Klemmer (senior partner), Christof Schlindwein (investment manager)

Ventomaxx: Hans Schorsch (founder)

Advisers
Bluemont Consulting (commercial due diligence), Equity – PSP München (tax, financial due diligence), CMS (legal)

→ Please contact Mr. Markus Fränkel (e-mail) for further information or visit press releases by Deal Advisors and Unquote. Download this release.

 

BLUEMONT CONSULTING HAS ADVISED VR EQUITYPARTNER IN ACQUIRING A MAJORITY STAKE OF GERMANY’S LARGEST CAR DETAILER APZ AUTO-PFLEGE-ZENTRUM GMBH

Munich, 15th August 2018

APZ‘ portfolio is compromised of detailing (interior / exterior cleaning, polishing and sealing) of used and new vehicles, smart repair (removal of scratches and dents) as well as vehicle logistics and other services. The company focuses on key accounts like nationwide car dealers, manufacture-owned branches as well as OEMs directly. With its team partners, APZ serves around 300 customers in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. While APZ manages 14 service-centers in Germany, the company is actively involved at over 200 further locations through team partners. In Austria APZ operates through a separate subsidiary. Altogether the organization generates an annual turnover of around €50m with 110 employees. The total number of employees in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg (including APZ’ team partners) amounts to 1,300.

VR Equitypartner offers majority and minority investments as well as mezzanine financing facilities. As a subsidiary of DZ BANK, Germany's leading co-operative bank, VR Equitypartner consistently prioritises the sustainability of corporate development ahead of a short-term exit philosophy. VR Equitypartner's portfolio currently comprises around 100 investments with an investment volume of €500m.

Bluemont Consulting was the exclusive CDD-Advisor for VR Equitypartner.

→ Please contact Mr. Markus Fränkel (e-mail) for further information or visit the press release. Download this release.

 

BLUEMONT CONSULTING SUPPORTS HARALD QUANDT INDUSTRIEBETEILIGUNGEN IN THE ACQUISITION OF MINCAM, SPECIALIZING IN OPTICAL INSPECTION SYSTEMS

Munich, 3rd May 2018

minCam GmbH is a leading company in the field of optical pipe-inspection systems based in Oberstdorf, Bavaria. The company specializes in push-rod camera systems (pan & tilt and axial camera systems), which are primarily used in smaller pipes. The camera systems are used, for example, in freshwater, wastewater, wells, and shafts as well as in industrial machinery.

Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH is the principal investment firm of the family Harald Quandt joined by a small, select number of (industrial) families and partners. HQIB invests in small and medium sized companies within the German-speaking region that are leading in established and technologically sophisticated market niches with attractive growth potential. As an industrial holding company, HQIB pursues a long-term, sustainable investment approach and is not subject to any time restrictions or limited investment periods.

Bluemont Consulting has advised Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH in acquiring minCam GmbH. Within the transaction Bluemont Consulting has exclusively conducted a commercial due diligence.

→ Please contact Mr. Markus Fränkel (e-mail) for further information or visit the press release.

 

BLUEMONT CONSULTING ADVISES HANNOVER FINANZ IN ACQUIRING A MINORITY SHARE OF SPORTNAHRUNG.AT / SPORTNAHRUNG.DE

Munich, 26th September 2017

Sportnahrung.at / Sportnahrung.de is the largest provider of sports nutrition and training supplements in DACH-countries. The specialist for sports nutrition offers its products to professional athletes and hobby as well as leisure activities.

The company was looking forward to implementing its growth strategies with the aid of a financially strong partner. Therefore, Sportnahrung.at / Sportnahrung.de has given 30 percent of its shares to the investment company HANNOVER Finanz in exchange for a capital increase.

Bluemont Consulting was an advisor for HANNOVER Finanz and has exclusively rendered a commercial due diligence.

For almost 40 years now, the HANNOVER Finanz Group has been a sought-after private equity partner for medium sized enterprises in all industries. The private equity company, based in Hanover and Vienna and founded in 1979, was one of the first providers of venture capital in Germany. The Group also invests in companies when a change of generation has to be secured, and in medium sized spin-offs. Dr. Christina Silberberger (partner), Martin Walka (partner) and Georg Krasser (investment manager) were part of HANNOVER Finanz’ dealteam.

Please contact Mr. Markus Fränkel (e-mail) for further information or visit the press release.

 

BLUEMONT CONSULTING SUPPORTS HQ EQUITA IN TAKING OVER THE SPORTS NUTRITION SPECIALIST WELL PLUS TRADE

Munich, 21st February 2017

Bluemont Consulting advised HQ Equita on the aquisition of a majority interest in WELL PLUS TRADE GmbH (WPT).

Bluemont Consulting carried out the commercial due diligence for HQ Equita

WELL PLUS TRADE develops and produces mainly protein-based sports and diet foods. It distributes its products under the well-known brands Power System and Slim System as well as private label products in drugstores and food retailers in Germany and Europe.

The company develops innovative products across the entire assortment range from powders and bars to ampoules, capsules and gels, addressing a market with annual growth rates of over 10%.

HQ Equita is the mid-cap buyout firm of HQ Capital. It continues the Harald Quandt family’s tradition of acquiring entrepreneurial equity interests in small and mid-sized enterprises. Since its inception in 1992, the company has acquired a total of EUR 996 million euros in capital commitments and invested in over 30 enterprises.

Bluemont Consulting advises private equity companies and strategic investors on commercial and vendor due diligence as well as on the performance and value increase of portfolio companies.

Please contact Mr. Markus Fränkel (e-mail) for further information or visit the press release.

 

BLUEMONT ACTING AS EXPERT NETWORK PARTNER AT THE SCIENCE4LIFE VENTURE CUP 2016

Munich, 26th September 2016

As in previous years’ consultants of Bluemont acting as experts for the Science4Life start up initiative by evaluating business plans in the segments life science, chemistry and energy.

The Science4Life start-up initiative has been helping young entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses since as far back as 1998 by organizing national business plan competitions in the next-generation fields of life sciences, chemicals and energy.

http://www.science4life.de

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FEUER POWERTRAIN RAISES MEZZANINE FINANCING WITH PRIVATE EQUITY COMPANY IDINVEST PARTNERS

Nordhausen, 30th October 2015

FEUER powertrain Group, headquartered in Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany), has in October 2015 successfully closed a new Mezzanine financing with a total volume of EUR 30m. The transaction strengthens the capital structure and increases overall financing flexibility for the group’s further growth perspectives.

Specifically, the Mezzanine capital is financing the ramp-up of the new subsidiary in Tianjin (China) that has already begun the local supply of selected Asian customers, as well as investments into the expansion of the first German production plant, including a technological upgrade. Furthermore, the strengthening of the group’s equity base provides early for an increased flexibility with regard to the medium-term redemption of existing mezzanine capital. ARGONAS Corporate Finance Advisors acted as exclusive financial advisor to FEUER powertrain Group.

Financing partner is the pan European Mezzanine Fund idinvest Partners. Bluemont Consulting was exclusively mandated as advisor by idinvest Partners to conduct the commercial due diligence.

 

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY FREY & WINKLER ARRANGES CORPORATE SUCCESSION WITH HANNOVER FINANZ AND LOOKS FORWARD TO FURTHER GROWTH

Königsbach-Stein, 24th September 2015

The south German family business is transferring operations to the management and 100 percent of the shares to the private equity company HANNOVER Finanz Group with immediate effect.

The HANNOVER Finanz Group has now taken over 100 percent of the shares in F&W, Frey & Winkler GmbH, based in Königsbach-Stein, from the family entrepreneurs, and intends to support further growth from the position of the shareholder. The family business, founded in 1957 by Oswald Frey and Emil Winkler, which has acquired an excellent reputation as a component supplier to the ophthalmic industry and, starting ten years ago, in medical technology, made arrangements for succession at an early stage. As there was no opportunity for corporate succession within the family, the business established a strong management team with directors Martin Boch and Martin Skopp in good time, and has now placed the management of the company totally in the hands of the directors.

Bluemont Consulting acted as exclusive commercial due diligence advisor to HANNOVER Finanz Group.

http://www.hannoverfinanz.de/en/news/news/?tx-wwcorenews-view[item]=2202&cHash=fc6f6c15ea114116847908d5a25e48b6

 

Dieter Mall joins Bluemont Consulting

Munich, 1st January 2015

In January 2015, we were able to win Mr. Dieter Mall as a new partner with Bluemont Consulting. As an Associate Partner Mr. Dieter Mall will strenghten our team with a focus on the Telecommunication, Media & Technology (TMT) industry. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Dieter Mall as a new partner. With his extensive experience in leading management positions from the TMT industry (e plus, o.tel.o., BT / o2, Wincor Nixdorf, Gigaset) and from top management consulting he will further develop  and strengthen our successful TMT practice.

 

Lukas & Company becomes Bluemont Consulting

Munich, 1st January 2015

As of now, Lukas & Company is operating under the name of Bluemont Consulting, since the company has gained several new partners. Along with the partners Dr. Cyrus Bark, Martin C. Krebs and Mohammed El Sayed, other acknowledged experts and top consultants have joined the team.

These measures better meet the requirements of international growth, enabling us to provide our customers with an even higher consultancy standard regarding international matters.

 

Bluemont Consulting searching for partners

We are looking worldwide for partners who are willing to accompany us as we are expanding. If you can see yourself as our partner and can contribute to our company´s growth, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

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Our partner models are based on a fair model and depend on the specific circumstances. Please contact us!