Lavatio GmbH, a Buy&Build Platform of the Swiss investor group Ufenau Capital Partners, acquired a majority stake in the textile rental service company KRUPPERT, based in Hünfeld, Germany. Since its foundation in 1974, the family-run company has developed into a full-service provider having one of the most modern industrial laundry facilities in Germany. Together with its more than 50 independent laundry partners, KRUPPERT offers a diversified portfolio of rental and laundry as well as consulting services for hotels, restaurants and catering companies (HoReCa). The group employs 115 employees and has besides its headquarters in Hünfeld (Hesse) an affiliated company in Switzerland.
Ufenau Capital Partners is a privately owned Swiss Investor Group headquartered at the Lake Zurich. Ufenau Capital Partners is focused on majority investments in service companies in German-speaking Europe and invests in the Education & Lifestyle, Business Services, Health Care and Financial Services sectors. Through a renowned Group of experienced Industry Partners (Owners, CEOs, CFOs), Ufenau Capital Partners pursues an active value-adding investment approach on eye-level with entrepreneurs and managers.
"I am very delighted to have found an experienced and financially sound partner for our fast-growing family-run company to further support the future growth. I feel certain that in combination with strategically important add-on acquisitions, we will be able to establish a market-leading Group in the HoReCa segment”, comments Frank Kruppert, the owner and CEO of the Group. " IMAP’s advisory team led by Torsten Denker competently supported me within the entire transaction process and led the discussions with Ufenau to a good result for all parties.”
IMAP Germany (Torsten Denker, Simon Borst, Tim Buttelmann) acted as M&A advisor for the owners of the KRUPPERT Group. Frankfurt-based law firm Möller Theobald Jung Zenger advised on the legal aspects of the transaction(lead partner: Dr. Oliver Lorenz).
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