DEEN
Enlargement of production capacity
€31.0mn
Equity investment
€77mn
Revenue 2016
1,500
Employees 2016

KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • Significant increase in revenue expected
  • Market environment basically positive
  • Considerable capital expenditures at Bayreuth headquarters

DIETER BRAUN GMBH

Investment by DBAG
DBAG FUND VI

€31.0MN

thereof DBAG

€5.9MN

MANAGEMENT-BUY-OUT
Shareholders:
DBAG FUND VI

86.8%

thereof DBAG

16.5%

other shareholders

13.2%

First invested

JANUARY 2017

REVENUES in €mn

 

56

 

2014

 

68

 

2015

 

77

 

2016

As of 30 June 2017

Braun specialises in efficiently manufacturing smaller quantities of quality-relevant components in a broad range of variants, thereby relieving its customers of the associated complexity, and it does so at production facilities on three continents. It is a very attractive business model with promising growth prospects.

VOLKER BONSELS
MANAGING DIRECTOR

CABLE ASSEMBLY AND LIGHTING FOR THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

Braun (www.kabelkonfektion.com) is a specialist and solutions provider in cable assembly and lighting for the automotive industry. A core competence is interior lighting. Braun is highly esteemed by its customers in the automotive industry for its ability to provide efficient solutions even for small to medium quantities involving a high degree of complexity and variable lead times. This internationally operating company also generates about 15 percent of its revenue with components for machinery and equipment and for household appliances.

Braun has grown strongly since its foundation in 1993. Over the past seven years, revenue grew by an average annual rate of 19 percent. The company is present at its customers’ key production sites: in addition to its headquarters in Bayreuth, Germany, it operates facilities in the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Mexico and China.

Braun is benefiting from an increasing amount of electric and electronic components in vehicles and from the trend by OEMs and suppliers to outsource production processes. It has positioned itself in the future topical area of e-mobility with various applications. Braun’s importance for its customers in the automotive supplier industry is therefore high.

POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT

Expenditures in capacity expansion and new production lines will enable the company to satisfy the growing demand and strengthen its position in a fragmented market. Braun’s management also sees development potential in the enlargement of the product portfolio to include other applications and in the expansion of its geographical reach.

Responsible team member

Volker Bonsels
Volker Bonsels

Managing Director

Volker Bonsels
Name:
Volker Bonsels
Investment focus:
Management buyouts
Telephone:
+49 69 95787-152
E-Mail:

Volker Bonsels

Managing Director

Volker Bonsels joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 1995 and became a Managing Director in 2001.

He started his career at Deutsche Bank after receiving a degree in Engineering Management from the University of Kaiserslautern.

Volker Bonsels has more than 20 years of experience in private equity. He was, and is, a member of the advisory councils at those portfolio companies in which DBAG invested under his lead capacity. He has extensive expertise in a variety of sectors, including building components, industrial services and mechanical and plant engineering. Among the most successful transactions he led are Coperion, Lewa and Otto Sauer Achsenfabrik.

Current portfolio companies

Dieter Braun GmbH Cleanpart Group GmbH

Former portfolio companies

Volker Bonsels

Managing Director

+49 69 95787-152
volker.bonsels@dbag.de