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Invision Private Equity backs German fire protection company K&B

1 May 2013

Swiss private equity firm Invision Private Equity has acquired a majority stake in German property fire protection company Kraft & Bauer (K&B) as part of a succession plan.

Frank Becker, managing partner at Invision, said the company had “significant growth potential”. “With its technology and cost leadership Kraft & Bauer in Germany is by far the market leader. Now we would like to reorient the company internationally and meet the growing need for fire protection in the surrounding countries. With its combination of technology and service K & B fits perfectly into Invision’s portfolio “.

For Klaus Bauer Invision provided the ideal solution for succession: “After 24 years in business, I naturally feel a strong bond with customers, suppliers and employees. Invision is flexible and sensitive to our needs and has proposed and implemented an ideal solution for all parties in a short time. ”

Bauer will lead the company first as before. At the same time, the management will be gradually set up by wider to promote planned growth, it said.

Since its founding in 1997, Invision has targeted business succession and buyout financing in Europe.

In 2008, the firm closed Invision IV with commitments of €185m.

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