GCA Altium is now part of Houlihan Lokey

Transaction Details

September 7, 2021


Industrials and Industrial Technology

Deal Type

Acquisition financing, Debt advisory

Deal Team

Thorsten Weber, Verena Jacobs

GCA Altium advises capiton on an acquisition financing for Stürtz Group

GCA Altium acted as debt advisor to capiton on the acquisition of a majority stake in Stürtz Group, a market-leading designer, producer, and marketer of automated solutions for the window production industry across the globe.

Stürtz Group, headquartered in Neustadt (Wied), Germany, has a product portfolio that includes solutions for the entire window production process, from cutting and machining to welding and corner cleaning, assembly, sorting and logistics, and glazing and order picking. As a long-standing partner to window manufacturers with over 35 years of experience in the industry, Stürtz has developed a deep understanding of its customers’ production processes and can offer customised automated solutions, from a single machine to fully automated production lines. This offering is accompanied by comprehensive after-sales services and a dedicated software suite.

GCA Altium advised capiton on an acquisition financing for this deal, as well as on all commercial aspects of the transaction financing. The structured and tailored financing package provides Stürtz Group with a balanced offering of attractive financing terms, as well as high flexibility to support its national and international growth, both organically and inorganically.

Christoph Karbenk, Partner at capiton, commented: “We are glad to welcome Stürtz to the capiton portfolio. We are truly excited to collaborate with the entire Stürtz team to strengthen the company’s technological capabilities, further accelerate its international expansion and lay the foundation for its future success.”

Thorsten Weber, Managing Director at GCA Altium, added: “This new financing structure provides Stürtz Group with a high degree of flexibility and will support the group in its ongoing growth by leveraging the significant potential of the company’s innovative new products and expanding its international footprint, and through its buy-and-build strategy as well. We are convinced that capiton is the ideal partner for the Stürtz Group, and together with the management team they will lead the group into its next growth phase.”

The transaction closed in August 2021.

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