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July 26, 2012

Equita to raise capital for midcap investments

Equita Management GmbH ("Equita"), an investment holding company within the Harald Quandt group of companies, is currently placing Equita CoVest KGaA ("Equita CoVest") with its current investors as well as potential new investors. In the future, Equita CoVest and Equita Holding KGaA, which has been operating since 2005, will jointly invest with a set ratio in high-growth mid-sized companies in the DACH region.

September 5, 2011

Equita sells Stromag AG to GKN

Stromag Holding GmbH (“Stromag”), a privately held company whose principal shareholders include Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA (“EQUITA”) and Stromag management, has been acquired as of 5th September 2011 by GKN plc (“GKN”) (LSE: GKN) at a transaction value of approximately €200 million (£174m, US$281m).

July 15, 2011

Acquisition of Stettler Sapphire AG

Stettler Sapphire AG, headquartered in Lyss, Switzerland, which has been a family-owned business throughout its history, has decided on a new ownership structure. All shares in the company will now be held by the newly formed Sapphire Holding AG.

May 11, 2011

Equita acquires the CaseTech Group

ADCURAM Group AG and Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA, a private equity company affiliated with the Harald Quandt Group, signed a deal on April 14, 2011 for the acquisition of the CaseTech Group, with offices in Bomlitz, Germany and in Poland and the USA.

December 21, 2010

Acquisition of SCHOCK GmbH

Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA has acquired SCHOCK GmbH, Regen. As part of the transaction, the management of SCHOCK Group also took a stake in the company. Former shareholder CMP bought the company 10 years ago when it was going through a difficult phase, before successfully restructuring the firm and in recent years turning it into one of the world's leading providers of high-grade kitchen sinks, enjoying profitable growth on the basis of exclusive new products.

May 5, 2010

Acquisition of ISOLITE Holding GmbH

Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA has acquired ISOLITE Holding GmbH with headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany in a transaction involving the ISOLITE Group management team. The company’s previous principal shareholder and long-standing managing director jointly purchased the company in 2005 with CornerstoneCapital AG in a management buyout.

February 23, 2010

Equita sells PMA to Thomas & Betts

Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA announced today the sale of PMA Group, a leading European manufacturer of technologically advanced cable protection systems, to Thomas & Betts for EUR 85 million. The acquisition is expected to close within 60 days. PMA reported sales of approximately EUR 33 million in 2009.

December 10, 2009

Acquisition of a majority stake in Flad & Flad Communication GmbH

Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA will acquire a majority stake in Flad & Flad Communication GmbH, Heroldsberg, Germany, on 1 January 2010. With this move, long-serving members of the company's management team will become shareholders. The transaction will be funded entirely with equity capital and has already been approved by the Federal Cartel Office. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality regarding the volume of the transaction and other details.

June 12, 2008

Acquisition of Karl Eugen Fischer Holding GmbH

Equita GmbH & Co. Fonds 3 KGaA, an industry holding company belonging to the Harald Quandt Group, has purchased a majority participation in Karl Eugen Fischer Holding GmbH, Burgkunstadt, through a secondary buy-out from funds managed by Halder Beteiligungsberatung. The transaction is already approved by the German anti-trust authorities.

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