AUCTUS acquires laboratory equipment specialist a1-envirosciences

A team led by M&A partner Boris Dürr comprehensively legally advised private equity investor AUCTUS on its acquisition of a1-envirosciences group, which includes a1-envirosciences GmbH of Düsseldorf and a1-envirosciences Ltd. of Warrington (UK), from UK-based Diploma plc. AUCTUS is acquiring a1 group to support its continued organic growth, including by adding new product lines and entering additional geographic territories. In addition, growth will also be accelerated by way of acquisitions of additional laboratory supply specialists as part of a pan-European buy-and-build approach.

a1-envirosciences is a reputable specialist for elemental analyzers for environmental testing as well as for containment solutions for medical laboratories. a1 operates sites in Germany, the UK, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Its business model includes consulting, sales, user training, and maintenance of systems to provide a comprehensive service.

AUCTUS is a Munich-based investment company. With a fund capital under management in excess of EUR 800 million and currently 47 platform companies from various industries, AUCTUS is one of the leading investors in the German small and mid-cap sector. Its portfolio currently contains 47 platform companies from various industries in and outside of Europe.

Diploma plc is an international company operating in the life sciences, seals, and controls sectors.

Counsel to AUCTUS Capital Partners AG
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:

Boris Dürr (Lead, Corporate / M&A), Munich
Marcel Greubel (Corporate / M&A), Munich
Peter Michael Schäffler (Tax), Munich
Christian Schild, LL.M. (Corporate / M&A), Munich
Andreas Schruff (Corporate / M&A), Munich
Dr. Markus Rabe, LL.M. (Banking & Finance), Munich
Dr. Henrik Lay (Tax), Hamburg
Dr. Sarah Slavik-Schulz (Tax), Hamburg
Sandra Pfister, LL.M.  (Banking & Finance), Hamburg
Andreas Wiencke (Banking & Finance), Frankfurt

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