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CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE

The construction sector covers the value chain from raw materials to special building materials as well as all areas of construction in both the public and private sectors. Since infrastructure projects are often not limited to mobility, Aquin is pleased to cover the energy sector with our long-standing industry experts. As Aquin can draw on many years of experience in the energy sector, our infrastructure division covers the following selected sub-sectors:

> Construction Materials
> Building Construction & Civil Engineering
> Power Generation and Transmission

The construction industry, which is still regionally fragmented and marked by generational change, has been undergoing a process of consolidation for quite some time. The boom in recent years was due in part to increased international M&A activity, where Aquin was able to contribute together with our industry experts on various projects, such as a spin-off of a building materials company and supporting an international construction company with their growth strategy.

The innovative energy sector has also led Aquin to many projects in related fields. Our industry experts, such as Jörg Eschenbach, have gained valuable experience in leadership roles throughout their industries and always look to deliver added value to our clients.

SENIOR ADVISOR

Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Eschenbach - Senior Advisor Aquin
Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Eschenbach
Construction Industry
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Dr. Thomas Neuber - Senior Advisor Aquin
Dr. Thomas Neuber
Utilities
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Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Eschenbach - Senior Advisor Aquin
Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Eschenbach
Construction Industry
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Dr. Thomas Neuber - Senior Advisor Aquin
Dr. Thomas Neuber
Utilities
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SELECTED REFERENCES

Key Terms

>   The Austrian Swareflex GmbH, a company and brand of the Swarovski Group, is divesting its tunnel lighting business. Aquin acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the sellers.
>   With effect from April 30, 2019, the special lighting manufacturer NORKA took over all assets of the „Traffic & Industries“ division of Swareflex.

Strategic Logic

>   With the sale of its »Traffic & Industries« division, Swareflex will focus on its core business – the development and marketing of solutions with glass reflectors for traffic safety and industrial applications for light control with glass lenses.
>   The transaction further expands NORKA‘s business activities. The addition of the tunnel lighting division will be an excellent extension to the existing product portfolio and will strengthen NORKA‘s market position as a specialist for professional lighting technology.
Logo_SWAREFLEX_Foto

Swareflex

>   Swareflex GmbH has been offering solutions for traffic safety systems and functional lighting worldwide for more than 60 years. In addition to retro-reflectors with glass elements and glass lenses, Swareflex has also produced LED-based lighting systems for roads, tunnels and industrial applications.
>   Swareflex is a company and brand of the Swarovski Group and employs approximately 50 people at its headquarters in Vomp (Austria).

NORKA

>   The company NORKA – Norddeutsche Kunststoff- und Elektrogesellschaft Stäcker mbH & Co. KG – has been known for more than 70 years as a solution provider for technical lighting under extreme environmental conditions and enjoys high brand recognition as the market leader in this field.
>   NORKA employs around 200 people at two locations in Germany with its administration based in Hamburg and its production plant based in Dörverden-Hülsen.

Key Terms

>   With effect from November 3, 2016, Osram acquired a minority stake of 47.5 percent in Tvilight B.V., a Dutch IoT software company specialized in sensor technology and light management software for smart city solutions.
>   The M&A process was led by Aquin on behalf of Tvilight and its shareholders, Chintan Shah, the founder of Tvilight, and Ponooc B.V., a Dutch clean-tech investment fund.

Strategic Logic

>   By taking a share in Tvilight, Osram responds to the growing demand for connected, energy-efficient and intelligent street lighting in cities.
>   The partnership will allow Osram to tap into the knowledge and experience that Tvilight has acquired in connected street lighting networks.
Logo_TVILIGHT_ PONOOC_Foto

Tvilight

>   Tvilight, established in 2012, is a European IoT technology leader specializing in sensors, wireless controls and connected light management software for the outdoor environment. Its professional end-to-end street lighting control solutions provide a backbone for future smart city applications.
>   With a team of 35+ people, working from offices in the Netherlands and India, it has an installed base of over 100 projects globally and has deployed thousands of intelligent devices in iconic cities and critical infrastructure.

Ponooc

>   Ponooc is an investment fund of Pon Holdings, a Dutch family-owned conglomerate in the transportation sector, generating multibillion revenues and employing 13,000 people. The investment focus of Ponooc is on sustainable energy and mobility.

Osram

>   Osram is one of the world`s leading lighting manufacturers. Its portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technologies, such as infrared and laser applications, to intelligent networked lighting solutions in buildings and cities.
>   As of the end of the fiscal year 2015, Osram employed around 33,000 people worldwide and achieved sales of almost 5.6 billion euros.

Key Terms

>   With effect from December 5, 2013, in the course of an asset deal at the Aichach (Germany) location, the WIEGEL Group took over central assets of the hot galvanizing plant of the MEA AG including its long-term customer base
>   Aquin accompanied the transaction as the exclusive M&A advisor of the MEA AG.

Strategic Logic

>   With the takeover of the galvanizing activities of the MEA AG, the WIEGEL Group gains access to a variety of attractive key customers. Therefore, a central aspect of the transaction structure was a long-term transfer of the customer relationships to the buyer.
>   For the MEA AG, the transaction represented a resource-saving alternative to the closing or rather the continuation of the location. Through a previous transfer of the galvanization of captive products at the modern site in the Czech Republic, the galvanizing plant in Aichach solely takes on externally processed orders.
Logo_MEA_Foto

MEA AG

>   The MEA AG was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Aichach. It is the leading supplier for the construction and industrial sector in Europe. Core competencies of the company include the workmanships of synthetics, metals, polymer concrete and hot galvanizing.
>   The company generates an annual turnover of approximately 120 million euros and employs around 700 employees at its locations in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, France, Rumania and China.

WIEGEL Group

>   The WIEGEL Group, headquartered in Nuremberg (Germany), is a pan-European acting medium-size corporate group with its focus on metallic corrosion protection, which also comprises powder coating next to galvanizing.
>   With more than 1,400 employees and 30 locations in five countries, the WIEGEL Group is one of the market leaders in the industry.

Key Terms

>   The Austrian Swareflex GmbH, a company and brand of the Swarovski Group, is divesting its tunnel lighting business. Aquin acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the sellers.
>   With effect from April 30, 2019, the special lighting manufacturer NORKA took over all assets of the „Traffic & Industries“ division of Swareflex.

Strategic Logic

>   With the sale of its »Traffic & Industries« division, Swareflex will focus on its core business – the development and marketing of solutions with glass reflectors for traffic safety and industrial applications for light control with glass lenses.
>   The transaction further expands NORKA‘s business activities. The addition of the tunnel lighting division will be an excellent extension to the existing product portfolio and will strengthen NORKA‘s market position as a specialist for professional lighting technology.
Logo_SWAREFLEX_Foto

Swareflex

>   Swareflex GmbH has been offering solutions for traffic safety systems and functional lighting worldwide for more than 60 years. In addition to retro-reflectors with glass elements and glass lenses, Swareflex has also produced LED-based lighting systems for roads, tunnels and industrial applications.
>   Swareflex is a company and brand of the Swarovski Group and employs approximately 50 people at its headquarters in Vomp (Austria).

NORKA

>   The company NORKA – Norddeutsche Kunststoff- und Elektrogesellschaft Stäcker mbH & Co. KG – has been known for more than 70 years as a solution provider for technical lighting under extreme environmental conditions and enjoys high brand recognition as the market leader in this field.
>   NORKA employs around 200 people at two locations in Germany with its administration based in Hamburg and its production plant based in Dörverden-Hülsen.

Key Terms

>   With effect from November 3, 2016, Osram acquired a minority stake of 47.5 percent in Tvilight B.V., a Dutch IoT software company specialized in sensor technology and light management software for smart city solutions.
>   The M&A process was led by Aquin on behalf of Tvilight and its shareholders, Chintan Shah, the founder of Tvilight, and Ponooc B.V., a Dutch clean-tech investment fund.

Strategic Logic

>   By taking a share in Tvilight, Osram responds to the growing demand for connected, energy-efficient and intelligent street lighting in cities.
>   The partnership will allow Osram to tap into the knowledge and experience that Tvilight has acquired in connected street lighting networks.
Logo_TVILIGHT_ PONOOC_Foto

Tvilight

>   Tvilight, established in 2012, is a European IoT technology leader specializing in sensors, wireless controls and connected light management software for the outdoor environment. Its professional end-to-end street lighting control solutions provide a backbone for future smart city applications.
>   With a team of 35+ people, working from offices in the Netherlands and India, it has an installed base of over 100 projects globally and has deployed thousands of intelligent devices in iconic cities and critical infrastructure.

Ponooc

>   Ponooc is an investment fund of Pon Holdings, a Dutch family-owned conglomerate in the transportation sector, generating multibillion revenues and employing 13,000 people. The investment focus of Ponooc is on sustainable energy and mobility.

Osram

>   Osram is one of the world`s leading lighting manufacturers. Its portfolio ranges from high-tech applications based on semiconductor technologies, such as infrared and laser applications, to intelligent networked lighting solutions in buildings and cities.
>   As of the end of the fiscal year 2015, Osram employed around 33,000 people worldwide and achieved sales of almost 5.6 billion euros.

Key Terms

>   With effect from December 5, 2013, in the course of an asset deal at the Aichach (Germany) location, the WIEGEL Group took over central assets of the hot galvanizing plant of the MEA AG including its long-term customer base
>   Aquin accompanied the transaction as the exclusive M&A advisor of the MEA AG.

Strategic Logic

>   With the takeover of the galvanizing activities of the MEA AG, the WIEGEL Group gains access to a variety of attractive key customers. Therefore, a central aspect of the transaction structure was a long-term transfer of the customer relationships to the buyer.
>   For the MEA AG, the transaction represented a resource-saving alternative to the closing or rather the continuation of the location. Through a previous transfer of the galvanization of captive products at the modern site in the Czech Republic, the galvanizing plant in Aichach solely takes on externally processed orders.
Logo_MEA_Foto

MEA AG

>   The MEA AG was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Aichach. It is the leading supplier for the construction and industrial sector in Europe. Core competencies of the company include the workmanships of synthetics, metals, polymer concrete and hot galvanizing.
>   The company generates an annual turnover of approximately 120 million euros and employs around 700 employees at its locations in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, France, Rumania and China.

WIEGEL Group

>   The WIEGEL Group, headquartered in Nuremberg (Germany), is a pan-European acting medium-size corporate group with its focus on metallic corrosion protection, which also comprises powder coating next to galvanizing.
>   With more than 1,400 employees and 30 locations in five countries, the WIEGEL Group is one of the market leaders in the industry.


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Tobias Most - Aquin
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Jürgen Kuttruff - Aquin
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Felix Kampen - Aquin
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Tobias Most - Aquin
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