German private equity firm Perusa Partners has acquired a majority stake in Schuberth a developer of motorcycle helmets and other protective headwear for the fire service, police and military, alongside high- carbon helmets for Formula 1 drivers.
Previous owner Susquehanna International Group will retain a minority stake in the company.
The firm made the investment via its Perusa Partners Fund 2 vehicle, which closed in 2011 with commitments of €207m.
“Schuberth is a technologically strong company with a long history in the field of head protection ,” said Dr Hanno Schmidt-Gothan, CEO of Perusa. “We feel that Schuberth will benefit from the Perusa approach of actively supporting the growth and development of investments – whether in the field of internationalisation, innovation, productivity improvements or in the financing structure.”
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