Ergon Capital puts the Opseo intensive care group up for sale

Nurse (symbol photo) The company cares for seriously ill people. (Photo: ullstein bild – Hoff / WELT) Frankfurt According to business circles, private equity investor Ergon Capital is putting up for sale the German intensive care group Opseo, which specializes in intensive care. Goldman Sachs Investment Bank is preparing an auction that could start in … Read more

Speculation for acquisition in the pharmaceutical industry

Merck & Co. Last but not least, the financial constellation in the pharmaceutical industry speaks of stronger mergers and acquisitions. (Photo: AP) Frankfurt Acquisitions and mergers in the pharmaceutical industry were rather sluggish in the first half of the year. But with speculation about US biotechnology company Seagen, forecasts for a new wave of mergers … Read more

BMW is stepping up its search for new businesses

Munich The BMW Group is stepping up its search for innovative start-ups. BMW i Ventures is going to give the car company even more access to key technologies with a $ 300 million fund launched last year. In addition to electrification and digitization, BMW i Ventures wants to invest more in start-ups for sustainability and … Read more

Porsche is on the hunt for start-ups in the US

Düsseldorf Sports car maker Porsche is increasingly looking for new start-ups in the field of mobility. To this end, the Volkswagen subsidiary in Stuttgart is collaborating with the start-up incubator UP.Labs from the USA and investing an amount in double digits. As Porsche announced on Tuesday, six new companies will be established by 2025. The … Read more

Euronext calls for more mergers in Europe

Frankfurt Stéphane Boujnah is a convinced European. The fact that EU companies play no role in key areas such as smartphones or search engines has angered the head of the Euronext stock market in many countries – and he wants to avoid a similar scenario in the financial sector at all costs. “In this context, … Read more

Adidas shareholder GBL targets German companies

Professional Alaban Lakata mountain biker with Canyon bike GBL is already the majority shareholder in the bicycle manufacturer Koblenz. Other companies from Germany will soon follow. (Photo: Canyon Bicycles) Frankfurt Belgian investment company Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (GBL) intends to become more involved in private off-stock companies in the future. To this end, it brought in … Read more

Popular acquisition targets – especially in the USA

German start-ups North American companies in particular were already interested in German start-ups in 2021. (Photo: DigitalVision / Getty Images) Frankfurt. Innovative companies from Germany are right at the top of the shopping lists of international companies and venture capitalists. The number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving German start-ups increased by 90 percent to … Read more

Hedge funds are attacking German companies

Düsseldorf Europe and especially Germany are becoming more important for “activist” investors. At the beginning of the year, the trend of 2021 intensified. Hedge funds are primarily looking for European companies as targets for campaigns and influence. In the US the phenomenon has been declining for quite some time. Activities in Europe initially declined as … Read more

Personio is expanding its portfolio with Back Technologies

Founder of Personio and Back Technologies James Lafa from Back, Hanno Renner from Personio and Christian Eggert from Back want to integrate their software even more closely in the future. (Photo: Janina Laszlo) Munich Personio, one of the highest rated start-ups in Germany, is daring its second acquisition. Personnel software specialist undertakes software launch at … Read more

The biggest acquisitions of 2021

The headquarters of Vonovia The Vonovia real estate group secured a majority stake in Deutsche Wohnen for $ 18 billion. Thus, the volume of purely domestic German acquisitions reached the highest level since it was recorded. (Photo: dpa) The global wave of mergers has hit Germany this year as well. Despite all the obstacles in … Read more