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Schimmel ist führend im Design und der Produktion von industriellen Filtern sowie Präzisionsdrehteilen. Kunden der Automobilindustrie, Lebensmittelchemie, Anlagenbau u.a. vertrauen auf Schimmel's selbstentwickelten Produktionsprozessen basierend auf State-of-the-Art Produktionstechnologien.


Schimmel erzielt mit ca. 100 Mitarbeitern eine jährliches Umsatzvolumen von ca. EUR 16 Mio an den beiden Produktionsstandorten in Deutschland und Slovakei.


Investment date: Nov 2016  | Metal Engineered Products

Wessel-Werk is a global market leader in the design and production of vacuum cleaner nozzles. Over 50% of a vacuum cleaner's performance depends on the quality and dust pick-up effectiveness of a vacuum cleaner's nozzle.

Leading vacuum cleaner manufacturers rely on Wessel-Werk's patented and innovative products for their premium vacuum cleaner brands.

Wessel-Werk had revenues of > EUR 56m in 2016 and over 360 employees in its manufacturing plants and sales forces in Germany, China, Poland and USA.

Investment date: May 2013  | Plastic Engineered Products

Sondermann-Brot is a regionally leading bakery chain with over 900 employees and over 140 shops in North Rhine-Westphalia.  It's manufacturing process uses only 100% natural ingredients without any additives.

Sondermann Brot's outstanding product quality has been awarded through numerous awards by Germany's DLG food association.

Lafayette supported actively supported a buy​ & build strategy jointly with the Founder Family-

Investment date: Nov 2012  | Food Industries

Tyrol Equity and Lafayette acquired BBS’s OEM & Aftermarket business. Lafayette facilitated the transaction and took a strategic equity position in BBS.​

BBS is a leading "Mittelstand" producer of high-performance light alloy wheels to premium car manufacturers and tuning/aftermarkets. BBS' innovative aluminium wheels are renowned for its high quality as well as its success in all major racing series including Formula 1.

In 2015 80% of BBS were sold to Korean NICE.

Investment date: Feb 2012  | Metal Engineered Products

Lafayette provided growth equity capital in return for a strategic equity position in FACTS Verlag, a leading publisher to Small and Medium Enterprises in Germany. ​

FACTS Verlag is one of the leading publishers of business news and professional equipment tests. Its flagship products “FACTS” targets key decision makers within SMEs.

The FACTS Team took control through an MBO from Vereinigte Verlagsanstalten (VVA) in December 2010.   Lafayette supports the management team in their continued expansion of the business.

Investment date: Feb 2011  | Business Services

Lafayette acquired GW Verlag jointly with GW Verlag's CEO and co-owner from Vereinigte Verlagsanstalten (VVA) Group.
GW-Verlag publishes Gastrotel, Germany's largest subscriber base trade magazine to the gastro industry.  Other flagship products include Superior Hotel, a publication targeting upper-end independent Hotel businesses, as well as Trendkompass, the number one publication focussing on the professional kitchen industry across German speaking countries.

Investment date: Jan 2011  | Business Services

Lafayette acquired selected health and fitness clubs with over 10,000 members and over 100 employees from health and wellness chain Elixia Deutschland GmbH.
The "new" Elixia started with a portfolio of high-end fitness clubs in Berlin and in Hamburg each at over 4,000sqm including 25m pools and wellness areas. Management was key in the successful turnaround and subsequent growth phase and is a significant equity holder.

In Dec 2016 Lafayette sold its ownership of Elixia to Elixia's management and a private group of investors.

Investment date: Nov 2009  | Consumer Services

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