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Succession solution through sale to financial investor

Successful succession solution: DZ BANK advises on the sale of ELPLAN Group

DZ BANK Corporate Finance advises the founder and sole owner on the sale to financial investor AUCTUS Capital Partners

DZ BANK Corporate Finance has advised the founder and sole owner of ELPLAN Group, Fred Hölters, on the sale of a majority stake of his shares in the company to the financial investor AUCTUS Capital Partners from Munich as part of his succession plan. Founded in 1993 by Mr. Hölters as a one-man business, the ELPLAN Group, headquartered in Minden (East Westphalia), is an engineering company active in the field of technical building equipment and provides innovative and integral engineering services with approx. 70 employees at three locations in Northern Germany. In recent years, the group has successfully completed more than 180 projects with extremely renowned clients.

After the transaction, Mr. Hölters will remain associated with the company as minority shareholder and managing director.

I am very happy to have chosen DZ BANK Corporate Finance as exactly the right partner for this very special path. If everyone in the team had not done exactly what they did, we would not have achieved such a great result. My sincere thanks to everyone involved.

Fred Hölters, founder and sole owner of the ELPLAN Group
Dietmar Kohl

Dietmar Kohl, DZ BANK

"With the acquisition of the ELPLAN Group, AUCTUS acquires a German market leader that will serve as a platform for further growth in the field of technical building equipment engineering services within the DACH region and will take Mr. Hölter's life's work to the next level."

Alex Brozmann, DZ BANK

"We are very pleased to have achieved the personal goals of the shareholder despite the pandemic as part of a succession solution and to have secured a long-term continuation of the company through AUCTUS."

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