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capiton enables small and medium-sized businesses in the DACH region to achieve ambitious goals. Not only do they receive capital from us, they also benefit from our expertise and personal support. We listen carefully, make quick decisions and are accessible, because we know that nothing generates confidence like your own vision in your own hands.

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BWTS GmbH & Co. KG

capiton invests in fast-growing company BWTS

 

The company

BWTS offers maintenance and other services for wind power plants. With tailored servicing programs and advanced maintenance processes, BWTS ensures consistent availability in wind power plants, both onshore and offshore. BWTS’ customers primarily consist of wind power plant manufacturers. BWTS’ portfolio of services includes regular maintenance, certification, and servicing activities for wind power plants. This is with the objective of identifying risks at an early stage, and therefore optimising service life and availability of wind power plants.

 

The transaction

BWTS has enjoyed rapid growth over recent years. The two founders and managing directors have retained a significant stake in the company, and will continue to jointly manage BWTS. capiton will be supporting both entrepreneurs in further expanding and internationalising the enterprise. As part of this process, the company also intends to expand the BWTS product portfolio through acquisitions. Plans for the company include expansion of the business model to incorporate rotor blade maintenance, significantly increasing the proportion of offshore work, and acquiring additional customers. In this transaction, capiton was advised by Deloitte (commercial and financial/tax), BMH (legal), Willis (insurance) and Keystone (management audit).

Facts & Figures

Foundation

capiton’s predecessor company was founded in the mid-1980s. capiton AG was established in 1999. The firm became an independent company in 2004, following a Management-Buy-Out.

Partnership

capiton is managed by 9 partners and is an owner-managed financial investor.

Track record

The capiton team has supported more than 80 companies, and over 70 investments have been realised. At present, the company manages a fund volume of €1.1 billion.

Investment range

capiton invests in small and medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries. We usually invest between €20 and €60 million of our own funds in profitable companies with turnover between €50 and €300 million. We are also able to execute much larger transactions together with co-investors.

What our portfolio companies say

capiton is familiar with the needs of SMEs, understands them, and acts accordingly.

Josef Raith, Founder
RTS

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