September 17, 2020
Acquisition financing, Debt advisory
GCA Altium has advised Afinum on the financing of the acquisition of LISTAN group
GCA Altium has advised Afinum Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG on the acquisition of a controlling stake in LISTAN group, a fast-growing and leading provider of high-performance computer components. Afinum will support the founding team in driving further growth through increased penetration in the company’s core markets, continued internationalisation, and further expansion of its product portfolio.
Through its brands “be quiet!” and “Xilence” LISTAN group provides high-performance computer components targeted at performance gamers and computer enthusiasts. Products with superior features such as low noise and heat emission levels, industry leading product quality and award winning design have enabled LISTAN to gain trust and brand awareness among its relevant distribution channels and its end customers. It has become one of the market leaders in the DACH market, and successfully started its geographical expansion in Europe and globally.
The company was founded in 2000 by three founders. It now has over 100 employees and is located at sites in Germany, Poland, Taiwan and the US.
Thorsten Weber, Managing Director at GCA Altium, commented: “We are convinced that Afinum is the ideal partner for LISTAN group. Together with the founding team, Afinum will lead the group into the next growth phase. The implemented financing structure fits perfectly with LISTAN’s strategy and represents an excellent basis for the group’s future growth.”
GCA Altium provided debt advice on all commercial aspects of the financing transaction.
The transaction closed on 17th September 2020.