Acquisition of a Portfolio of Paragon Partners

Industrial
Acquisition of a Portfolio of Paragon Partners

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Rubicon Partners, in partnership with Vision Capital, has acquired a portfolio of three industrial companies from Paragon Partners. The companies acquired are German-based ABL Technic (“ABL”), Metallwarenfabrik Gemmingen (“MG”), and Swiss-based Swisshaus (“Swisshaus”). Financial terms have not been disclosed.

ABL is Europe’s leading provider of specialist paint stripping services to industrial plants; MG is an engineering firm with two divisions – Gensets, a niche manufacturer of power generators and Motor Components, which produces customized die-castings and stampings for electric motors in a wide variety of industrial applications; Swisshaus is a specialist architect and general contractor in the residential system housing market in Switzerland. Aggregate revenues for the three businesses in 2010 were circa €200m.

Rubicon Partners are working with Vision Capital, who have a track record of portfolio acquisitions and investing in companies for growth. This partnership combines the comprehensive strategic and operational capability of Rubicon Partners with the financial strength and expertise of the Vision Capital team. For Rubicon Partners this is the first German portfolio investment since establishing the office in Munich at the beginning of this year.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Joachim Beickler +49 69 130 149 51
David Silver +44 207 667 8216
Philipp von Mitzlaff +49 69 130 149 30
Industrial
Acquisition of a Portfolio of Paragon Partners
Date
June 2011
Company
Rubicon Partners and Vision Capital
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Industrial
Target Location
Europe
Acquiror Location
Europe

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