Houlihan Lokey Advises Robert Bürkle

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce the sale of Robert Bürkle GmbH (Bürkle), a portfolio company of Nimbus, to funds advised by AUCTUS Capital Partners AG (AUCTUS). The transaction closed on 27 September 2018.

Bürkle is a worldwide leading manufacturer of machines, systems, and plants in the field of press and coating technology. Bürkle's core competencies lie in the engineering of customer-specific solutions for a wide range of applications in various market segments, including woodworking and furniture, building insulation, photovoltaic, printed circuit board, and plastic cards. The Company generates a total output of c. €120 million in 2018 with its diversified global blue-chip customer base. It employs about 450 people and operates production sites in Freudenstadt and Mastholte, Germany, as well as in Shanghai.

Nimbus is a private equity firm that invests in medium-sized European-based industrial companies with a potential for improvement. Currently, Nimbus has more than 25 portfolio companies, which generate an annual turnover of more than €1 billion. Nimbus has offices in Zeist, the Netherlands, and Munich, Germany.

AUCTUS is a private equity firm investing in German-speaking small and medium-sized enterprises from various industries. AUCTUS seeks majority interests of companies in the context of buy-and-build strategies, succession, and corporate spin-offs and provides growth capital to enterprises.

Houlihan Lokey served as the exclusive financial advisor to Nimbus on the sale of Bürkle.


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