DEEN
Internationalisation of sales network
€4.8mn
Equity investment
n. a.
Revenue 2016
95
Employees 2016

KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • Strong growth through internationalisation
  • Revenues and earnings above previous year’s figures
  • Investments in storage and assembly to expand capacity

NOVOPRESS KG

Investment by
DBAG ECF

€4.8mn

thereof DBAG

€2.3mn

Expansion capital investment
Shareholders:
DBAG ECF

39.8%

thereof DBAG

18.9%

other shareholders

60.2%

BETEILIGUNGSBEGINN

JUNE 2015

As of 30 June 2017

Novopress complements the portfolio of our growth capital fund by another attractive company that promises good value-appreciation opportunities based on its tried-and-true business model.

JARNO SCHÄFERMANN
MANAGING DIRECTOR

TOOL SYSTEMS FOR THE SANITARY AND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY

Novopress is a leading manufacturer of electromechanical pressing tools with an outstanding market position in Europe. Heating engineers and plumbers use Novopress tools to connect copper, stainless steel or plastic pipes. In addition, the company develops and sells a range of crimping tools for the electronics industry.

Novopress has grown strongly in recent years as a result of implementing a consistent internationalisation strategy. Its growth has also been driven by the increasing popularity of compression technology outside Europe. Compression is superior to other pipe connection techniques such as welding or screwing, both technologically and in terms of costs. Thanks to ongoing high investments in research and product development, Novopress has managed to achieve and further consolidate its market position as technology leader.

POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT

Building on its leading position in the European market, Novopress intends to further internationalise its business with pipe connecting technology and capture other regional markets. Following its successful entry into the North American and Australian markets in the past four years, the company is now focusing its attention on Asia, where pressing technology only accounts for a small share of the market so far.

2016 FINANCIAL YEAR

Novopress performed well in 2016; the company continued to grow its revenues based on its successful international expansion, and particularly as a result of entering the market in North America. The company assumes that revenues and earnings will be higher than in the previous year. To meet the high demand in future and continue to supply its customers reliably, Novopress is currently investing in increasing its capacities. In addition to a fully automatic small parts warehouse, further investments are planned to automate assembly.

OUTLOOK AND OBJECTIVES

Novopress expects to continue its positive performance in 2017. Revenues and earnings are set to increase further as a result of consistently pursuing the company’s internationalisation strategy. At the same time, Novopress is working on further improving its productivity and on consolidating its technological leadership in the market.

Responsible team member

Jarno Schäfermann
Jarno Schäfermann

Managing Director

Jarno Schäfermann
Name:
Jarno Schäfermann
Investment focus:
Expansion capital investments
Telephone:
+49 69 95787-260
E-Mail:

Jarno Schäfermann

Managing Director

Jarno Schäfermann joined the Deutsche Beteiligungs AG team in 2012 as a Managing Director.

After finishing his professional training in the publishing industry, he earned his degree in Business Administration from Freie Universität Berlin, with the support of a scholarship from Axel Springer AG. He began his career at the auditing firm KPMG in 2001in the corporate finance area, where he advised financial and strategic investors on corporate transactions and financial issues and also worked for one year as the assistant to the business unit director.

Jarno Schäfermann has more than 12 years of experience in private equity. Before joining DBAG, he worked for a Hamburg-based private equity firm, where he spent many years as a member of the investment team, supporting numerous ‘Mittelstand’ buyouts. In 2011 he then moved to the management board of a portfolio company and played a leading role facilitating its divestment.

Current portfolio companies

JCK Holding GmbH Textil KG Novopress KG Rheinhold & Mahla GmbH

Former portfolio companies

Jarno Schäfermann

Managing Director

+49 69 95787-260
jarno.schaefermann@dbag.de