About the deal
CAPITALMIND INVESTEC ACTED AS AN EXCLUSIVE FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO AQSEPTENCE GROUP’S MAJORITY SHAREHOLDER IN THIS TRANSACTION
Aqseptence Group GmbH (“Aqseptence Group”), an international equipment and solutions provider focused on water treatment and liquid/solid separation, today announced that funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. („Oaktree”) have agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Aqseptence Group.
Oaktree’s investment and expertise will provide Aqseptence Group with the resources needed to continue growing and innovating to best serve existing and new markets. Aqseptence Group’s existing management team will continue to lead the business work alongside Oaktree to further expand the Group both organically and through strategic M&A opportunities.
What we did
The Capitalmind Investec team managed the transaction process efficiently for their client – from kick-off to signing in just 3 months. Tasks included transaction structuring, financial modelling and valuation, management presentations and global site visits. The complex due diligence process involved over 150 individuals. Capitalmind drove the commercial aspects of the negotiations and assisted in the final SPA negotiations alongside the lawyers.
About Aqseptence Group
The company is headquartered in Aarbergen near Frankfurt am Main and employs around 1,500 people worldwide. The Aqseptence Group is a global supplier of specialized products, equipment and system solutions for water treatment and liquid/solid separation. We are proud to unite some of the most renowned brands in the industry, some of which have been serving customers in industry as well as municipalities for more than 180 years. The roots and foundation of the company are the traditional product brands such as Passavant, Geiger, Noggerath, Johnsons Screens, Diemme Filtration, Airvac and Roediger. For additional information, please visit Aqseptence Group’s website at www.aqseptence.com.
About Oaktree Capital Management
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $179 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2023. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in credit, private equity, real assets and listed equities. The firm has over 1,100 employees and offices in 20 cities worldwide. For additional information, please visit Oaktree’s website at www.oaktreecapital.com.
Capitalmind Investec, our shareholders’ Financial Advisor helped us as execute this transaction on an ambitious timetable, they were well organised, very responsive and their industry experience and track record as well as their ability to bridge the various cultures involved in this transaction were essential to get this transaction signed successfully.
Baldassare La Gaetana
CEO Aqseptence Group