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August 16, 2016

HQ Equita to sell WindStar Medical to subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Group

HQ Equita, the mid-cap buyout firm of HQ Capital, today announced that it has agreed to sell its majority ownership position in WindStar Medical Group (WindStar) to 7Life, a subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Group. WindStar’s founders Wilfried Eichhorn and Dr. Thomas Kleine will continue to hold stakes in the company, which is based in Wehrheim, Germany. The transaction is subject to approval by antitrust authorities.

April 4, 2016

HQ Equita appoints Torsten Krumm to its Management Board

HQ Equita, the mid-cap buyout firm of HQ Capital, today announced that Torsten Krumm has been appointed as a Managing Director and Senior Partner, effective April 1st. Mr. Krumm joins the partner team around Dr. Michael Hönig, Senior Partner and Managing Director, and Hans J. Moock, Partner and Managing Director.

June 23, 2015

Equita acquires majority stake in the ROVEMA Group

The ROVEMA Group, a leading international provider of packaging machines and lines based in Fernwald, Germany, has gained Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA and Equita GmbH & Co. CoVest KGaA (jointly known as "Equita"), from Bad Homburg, Germany, as a new majority shareholder. Current managing partner Thomas Becker has retained a significant share in the company and will continue to provide the Group with his experienced leadership.

May 11, 2015

Capital Increase in CaseTech

In the course of a capital increase, Frank Niedecker, the owner of the Poly-clip System Group in Hattersheim, Germany, has made an investment in the CaseTech Group, which has its headquarters in Bomlitz.

December 3, 2014

Acquisition of WindStar Medical AG

In order to optimally leverage market opportunities in the OTC (non-prescription) drug segment, WindStar Medical Group, Wehrheim/Taunus, a leading German producer of health care products for drugstores and other retailers, has gained the investment firm Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA and Equita GmbH & Co. CoVest KGaA (jointly referred to as "Equita"), Bad Homburg, as its new majority shareholder.

November 24, 2014

EQUITA sells Transnorm to IK Investment Partners

EQUITA today announces the sale of Transnorm Beteiligungen GmbH ("Transnorm" or the "Company"), a global market leader for high performance conveying modules and components that are used in diverse end markets such as the parcel, distribution/e-commerce and airports industries, to IK Investment Partners ("IK") via its IK VII Fund. Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

August 5, 2013

Equita sells Karl Eugen Fischer GmbH to Equistone Partners Europe

Funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe Limited (“Equistone”) have acquired a majority stake in Karl Eugen Fischer GmbH (“KEF”, “the Company”), a leading manufacturer of cutting systems for the tyre industry. The shares in the Company were purchased from Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA (“EQUITA”). Following the transaction, Equistone and the KEF management team will hold all of the Company's shares. This investment is predominantly aimed at stabilising the Company’s existing customer base as well as gaining new customers in the tyre industry. In addition, KEF will focus on further improving and broadening machine functionality and the automated production of its cutting systems. The transaction remains subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities and the deal value is undisclosed.

April 30, 2013

Acquisition of MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH

Within the context of a succession arrangement, Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA and Equita GmbH & Co. CoVest KGaA have acquired the majority of shares in MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH along with its subsidiaries in France and the US.

October 24, 2012

Equita sells Barat Ceramics Holding GmbH to Steadfast Capital

After a six-year holding period, Equita Holding has sold its stake in the Barat Ceramics Group ("Barat"). The buyers are Steadfast Capital Fund III, L.P., which is administered by Steadfast Capital GmbH, and the Barat Ceramics management team. The transaction was completed today. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

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