November 9, 2016
HQ Equita has just signed an agreement for the sale of Granite Holding GmbH (“SCHOCK”), the world’s leading provider of top-quality quartz-composite kitchen sinks, to the IK VIII Fund, managed by IK Investment Partners (“IK”). The parties mutually agreed not to disclose any details of the transaction.
August 16, 2016
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, 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.
September 1, 2015
The HQ Group today announced that it will combine its private equity and real estate businesses under the HQ Capital brand. Equita, the mid-cap buyout firm, will become a subsidiary of HQ Capital and be renamed HQ Equita.
June 23, 2015
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
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
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 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
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
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.