Specialist for the planning and optimization of mobile networks becomes part of DING

DZ BANK successfully realises sales process in the rapidly growing convergence area between mobile communications and fibre optics.

DZ BANK AG advises the shareholders of TriOpt-Group on the sale to Deutsche Infrastruktur und Netzgesellschaft (DING-Group) held by financial investor Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

In the first quarter of 2021, the shareholders Jörg Dahms and Patric de Valk sold their shares in TriOpt-Group to Deutsche Infrastruktur und Netzgesellschaft mbH (DING), a portfolio company of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG). DZ BANK Corporate Finance / M&A acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the two shareholders during the transaction process..

TriOpt-Group is a technical service provider and specialist for the planning, implementation and optimisation of radio and fixed networks, including 5G networks. Through the acquisition, the DING Group is expanding and optimising its portfolio for the construction and expansion of fibre optic, energy and supply infrastructures for telecommunications providers, network operators, public utilities and municipal companies to include the important convergence area between mobile communications and fibre optics. The Triopt-Group includes the four subsidiaries TriOpt GmbH, TriPro GmbH, TriOpt-Bau GmbH and TriJobs GmbH. A total of around 250 employees work at the headquarters in Moers and at the Goch site.

DING, based in Bochum, is one of the leading service and general contractors nationwide and covers the entire value chain in the field of fibre optics, from planning to construction, operation and leasing of dark fibre networks. In addition to the TriOpt-Group, the portfolio companies already include the STG Group, Leinberger Bau, ISKA Schön, IMD, Reinhard Rohrbau and the Bergert Group. DING employs over 1,200 people and achieved a total consolidated turnover of more than 200 million euros in 2020.

Responsible on the part of DZ BANK were Birgit Meyer zu Selhausen, Rolf Martin Blume, Christian Radtke and Sebastian Baier.

Birgit Meyer zu Selhausen, DZ BANK

"We are pleased that with the TriOpt Group we were able to advise a very dynamic German market player in the field of planning, realisation and optimisation of radio and fixed networks on the sale of the company. A positive performance of the business during the sales process also provided impetus. The industry continues to be exciting as more market participants strengthen themselves specifically through acquisitions and consolidate the market."

Rolf Martin Blume, DZ BANK

"Due to the project start in the middle of the first Corona lockdown, we were not able to get to know our clients face-to-face until the process was well underway. Despite the initially purely virtual encounters, however, the relationship was always characterised by great trust, enabling us to achieve our clients' personal and economic goals together."

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