AURELIUS Growth Investments Acquires Ferdinand Scheurer GmbH for its Industrial Services Platform
Acquisition as Part of a Buy and Build Strategy
On 30th September 2020 AURELIUS Wachstumskapital SE & Co. KG (“AWK”, “AURELIUS Growth Investments”) acquired the Ferdinand Scheurer GmbH, representing the second addition to its industrial services platform. In 2019, AWK had acquired Marcus Transport GmbH ("Marcus Transport") as the platform’s first cornerstone. Marcus Transport focusses on renting out forklifts, portable cranes and lifting platforms and furthermore provides industrial assembly services. Ferdinand Scheurer GmbH is a company specialized in providing lifting platforms, forklifts, and vertical lifts for a wide range of applications. Ferdinand Scheurer GmbH's geographical focus is the metropolitan area of Heilbronn-Stuttgart-Ulm, which is covered from the Göppingen headquarters and additional branch offices in Schwäbisch-Gmünd and Kirchheim unter Teck. The investment in Ferdinand Scheurer emphasizes AWK's approach to actively support portfolio companies with growth initiatives and acquisitions.
Commenting on the transaction, Nico Vitense, Managing Partner at AWK, stated: “Ferdinand Scheurer GmbH has established itself as one of the leading regional players in the access platform market. With its wide range of equipment, motivated employees and high level of service, the company can be classified an excellent addition to the existing industrial services platform. We look forward to working with managing director Claus-Eberhard Scheurer and his team.”
Claus-Eberhard Scheurer added: “Being part of AWK’s industrial services platform will create new opportunities for Ferdinand Scheurer GmbH to grow, expand its equipment pool as well as develop and implement new ideas.”
Hendrik Bormann, responsible for the strategic and operational development of AWK’s industrial services platform, supported this point: “Together with Mr Scheurer we will realise given growth potential and, alongside additional add-on acquisitions, further drive the organic growth of our industrial services platform. We feel really delighted about acquiring Ferdinand Scheurer GmbH”.
On behalf of AWK, the transaction was led by Nico Vitense (Managing Partner), Jan-Willem Rahnenführer (Investment Manager), Martin Brüggemann (Investment Associate) and Jonas Anochin (Investment Associate). The team was supported by Ebner Stolz (Mr. Schoberth, Financial Due Diligence), Kuzaj Wittmann & Partner (Mr. Wittmann, Legal Due Diligence) and Bluemont Consulting (Mr. Fränkel, Commercial Due Diligence).
About Ferdinand Scheurer GmbH
Ferdinand Scheurer GmbH is a full-service provider for lifting platforms, forklifts, and vertical lifts, operating a portfolio of approx. 400 state-of-the-art machines. The company’s headquarters are in Göppingen, with branch offices in Schwäbisch Gmünd and Kirchheim unter Teck.
About AURELIUS Growth Investments
As part of the AURELIUS Group, AURELIUS Growth Investments focuses on buyouts/succession solutions as well as the financing of further growth through M&A and internationalisation.
AURELIUS Growth Investments’ current portfolio comprises a total of eight companies. In addition to capital for investments and growth, AURELIUS Growth Investments supports the management of its portfolio companies through its extensive entrepreneurial experience and helps to implement growth initiatives and realise operational potential.
Contact Person on Ferdinand Scheurer GmbH
Mobile +49 162 239 00 70