DEEN
Internationalisation of sales network
€4.8mn
Equity investment
n. a.
Revenue 2017
100
Employees 2017

KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • Strong growth through internationalisation
  • Investments in in larger production space to expand capacity
  • Revenues and earnings above previous year’s figures

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 September 2017

50

percent

of revenues are generated outside of Germany

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

PROFILE

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.

Novopress has experienced strong growth in recent years as a result of consistently implementing its internationalisation strategy. Its growth has also been driven by the in creasing popularity of compression technology, in cluding outside of Europe. Compression is superior to other pipe connection techniques such as welding or screwing, both technologically and in terms of cost. Due to ongoing considerable investments in research and product development, Novopress has managed to achieve and further build on its market position as a 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.

FINANCIAL YEAR 2017

Novopress once again showed positive development in 2017; revenue growth continued, based on the company’s successful internationalisation. Business was driven, in particular, by the strong market growth in North America, where compression technology is becoming more and more popular. The company therefore once again expects to see revenues and earnings increase considerably year-on-year.

OUTLOOK AND OBJECTIVES

Novopress will be making further investments to allow it to continue to meet growing demand and to continue supplying its customers reliably. After investments in the assembly line automation and in a fully automatic small component warehouse in the last two years, the coming years will require investments in the buildings at the Neuss location in order to expand production capacities.

Novopress expects to see further positive development in 2018. Revenues and earnings are set to increase even further on the basis of the company’s stable customer relationships and the high demand for its products.

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