MCF acted as Debt Adviser to Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on the acquisition of TBD Technische Bau Dienstleistungen GmbH & Co. KG

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (“DBAG”), a leading German private equity investor, has reached an agreement to acquire TBD Technische Bau Dienstleistungen GmbH & Co. KG (“TBD”), a market-leading specialized technical service provider in the area of critical infrastructure. In this transaction, MCF advised DBAG on arranging the financing of the acquisition.

“We are pleased to work with the talented team of MCF and rely on their valuable support. MCF has arranged the debt financing in a highly professional and committed manner on a very tight timeline. The financing has decisively contributed to the successful acquisition of TBD and supports its growth strategy in the coming years.” – Christoph Großekämper, Managing Director, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

The Deal
DBAG has signed an agreement to acquire TBD from its founders and shareholders. In the context of a management buy-out (MBO), a fund advised by DBAG will take over the majority of the shares from the founders, thereby securing the succession of the company. The founders, Uwe Jahnke and Wilfried Eschen, who have chosen DBAG as their ideal partner, will remain with the company as minority shareholders. DBAG as a dedicated long-term partner will facilitate and support the growth of TBD driven by the energy transition and building a greener tomorrow.

The Target
TBD, founded in 2005 in Friedeburg, is a market-leading specialized and certified technical service provider in the area of critical infrastructure (energy, water, telecommunication). With seven business units the company offers its customers a broad and comprehensive technical service portfolio. The company is a regional champion in its field and enjoys a high reputation among its clients. More than 350 employees at six locations provide first class technical and mission critical services. Projects such as the connection of the new LNG terminal in Wilhelmshaven, where TBD, as an accredited testing laboratory, carried out the weld seam testing, underline the reputation and competencies of the company. The company´s technical services are key for the implementation of the energy transition.

About DBAG
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (“DBAG”) has been listed since 1985 and is one of the most renowned private equity firms in Germany. As an investor and fund advisor, DBAG traditionally focuses on mid-market companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (the DACH region), and especially on well-positioned companies offering growth potential. DBAG’s sector focus is on manufacturers, industrial service providers and Industry Tech enterprises – businesses whose products facilitate automation, robotics and digitalisation – as well as on companies from the broadband telecommunications, IT services, software and healthcare sectors. With its Milan office, DBAG has also maintained a presence in Italy since 2020. DBAG Group’s assets under management or advisory amount to approximately 2.6 billion euros.

MCF deal team

  • Matthias Magnus, Partner – Debt Advisory
  • Fabian Schmitt, Analyst – Debt Advisory
  • Octavian Coban, Analyst – Debt Advisory
  • Alexander Weinbuch, Analyst – Debt Advisory
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