KGS is a software company focusing on high-performance archiving systems especially tailored to SAP environments. The core archiving product “KGS ContentServer4Storage” is accompanied by various other modules such as the migration tool “KGS Migration4ArchiveLink”. KGS’s high performing solutions are manageable in complexity, easy to implement and available at attractive prices. Currently, more than 250 blue chip customers from various industries have been loyal users of KGS’ solutions. Funds advised by Maxburg and KGS’management team have taken a majority stake to provide a succession solution to KGS original founders.
Securepoint is a software company focusing on cyber security products in the DACH-region. Founded in 1997, the company is located in Lüneburg and employs more than 100 employees. Products include inter alia Unified Threat Management, Endpoint Protection, Unified Mail Archiving and Mobile Security solutions. Small and medium enterprise customers can purchase these solutions via an extensive network of distribution partners. Securepoint’s products offer holistic security and good usability at attractive prices. Additional opportunities include inter alia the expansion of the successful distribution system or the launch of additional products. Funds advised by Maxburg partnered with existing shareholders to continue the company’s path of sustainable growth.
ASUP has become the largest value-added distributor of consumables and work protection equipment for the decontamination, removal and construction industry. ASUP also sells and leases special removal equipment in Germany. Furthermore, ASUP Technik is a reliable partner of ship chandlers and corrosion protection companies. In the past, the ongoing acquisition of new customers and the enlargement of the offered product portfolio led to continuously rising sales and profits. Customers appreciate ASUP’s broad assortment of high quality products, competitive prices, fast and reliable supply and professional advice. ASUP has its headquarters in Seevetal and operates branches in Duisburg, Berlin and Dällikon (Switzerland). Finally, ASUP has its own online shop and offers an extensive range of certified trainings to its customers.
Constantia Flexibles is a manufacturer of flexible packaging solutions based on foil and films to the food, beverages, and pharmaceutical industry. In 2014, the company has generated revenues of approximately €1.7bn with a workforce of around 8,300 people at 42 locations worldwide. Constantia is active in growing markets driven by global megatrends such as urbanization, convenience, sustainability, ageing societies and improving healthcare standards in emerging markets. Constantia Flexibles’ innovative packaging solutions meet the highest standards of global blue chips and local SMEs and were numerously awarded. The company invests continuously to lever its innovation capability in the future and to expand internationally.
Pharmazell is a leading independent manufacturer of APIs for the growing generics market, focusing on niche, specialty and evergreen APIs that require complex or innovative manufacturing processes. Pharmazell enjoys leading market positions in steroids, 5-ASA, amino acids and propafenone, complemented by an attractive development pipeline in anti-cancer and high potency substances. Primary markets are highly regulated and customers include a blue-chip list of major generics and pharmaceutical companies. Pharmazell runs fully FDA and GMP approved production facilities in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and India.
zooplus is Europe’s leading online retailer for pet product with sales of more than €1bn. The company's business model (online web shops and seamlessly integrated logistics) has already been introduced successfully in 28 European countries and serves roughly 4m loyal customers. With about 500 employees, zooplus offers about 8000 products for all pet varieties, mostly foods and pet accessories. Zooplus sits at the heart of a large and growing pet food and pet supplies market and is expected to benefit from the mega-trend e-commerce which will further drive future growth.
TENADO specializes in the development of computer-aided design (CAD) software for both 2D and 3D technical drawings. Founded in 1987, the company today employs over 60 employees at its headquarters in Bochum, Germany. It successfully employs an in-house sales force to target professionals from different fields such as mechanical engineering, fire protection planning, traffic planning, metal construction and carpentry across the German-speaking region. TENADO has grown substantially by offering its customers a variety of different CAD software programs with highly sector-specific and easy-to-use drawing tools and functions at affordable prices. In the future, the company will continue to focus on improving its existing product range and also enter new verticals. Funds advised by Maxburg have acquired a majority in the business in 2017.
Paterava is a South Africa-based software company focusing on Cyber Security and Big Data Analytics. Its core product Maltego is used for graph-enhanced visualization and link analysis. It is inter alia applied in cyber law enforcement and in securing computer networks (so-called penetration testing and threat monitoring) as well as a number of related fields. Paterva serves many blue-chip customers around the world and has grown dynamically and profitably since starting its activities in 2008. Funds advised by Maxburg acquired a majority in Paterva as part of a succession solution at the end of 2017. For the future, Paterva plans to continue to develop innovative products and continue its path of sustainable long-term growth.
Perkönig was acquired by funds advised by Maxburg directly from the founders as part of a corporate succession plan. The company sells fashion jewellery through pop-up stores at folk festivals, funfairs, Christmas markets and wine festivals. Streamlined cost structures and tight organization of operational processes, supported by a proprietary IT system, enable the company to manage more than 350 temporary point-of-sales (POS) with just 35 full-time employees. Perlkönig focuses on female customers with its own value-price collection of signature jewellery whilst continuing to expand its market presence.
Norafin is a manufacturer of technical textiles and serves various niche-markets with high-quality spunlaced and needlepunched non-wovens and composites. Products can be found in filtration, functional clothing, medical, automotive, and construction industries. In 2015, the company generated sales of c. €30m. Within the last years, the Mildenau-based company increased sales significantly due to its flexible and innovative approach and thus invested extensively into production capacities. Norafin is supported by a global trend towards non-wovens instead of woven textiles. Researching new products and improving existing solutions is a core competence of the company.
STARFACE is a provider of IP-telephony and communication solutions based in Karlsruhe. The technology company has established itself as an innovative leader in the dynamic market for IP-telephony since its foundation in 2005. STARFACE offers small and medium-sized enterprises cloud and on-premise solutions on a unified platform as well as the option to seamlessly switch between solutions. The products are distributed through a network of more than 1,200 partners and can be individually adapted to the needs of the end customer Funds advised by Maxburg partnered with existing shareholders to support the company on its path of sustainable growth.