KETTLER is a leading designer and producer of fitness equipment, garden furniture and children toys & furniture. Its products are optimized for consumers, physiotherapists, offices & hotels and are sold globally via specialised retailers.
Rohr- & Systemtechnik
Lafayette's acquired Wuppermann's perforated tube and sheet metal welding businesses (in Q2|18 renamed WECUBEX) are leaders in their respective segments with over 600 employees at four production sites in Germany, Austria and Czech Rep.
Investment date: Jan 2018 | Metal Engineered Products
Lafayette acquires the milk mix division from Münsterländische Margarine-Werke. Customers across Germany love its deep chocolate Cocoa drinks. The renamed Münsterland J. Lülf will focus on milk and coffee mix drinks to regional grocery retailers, and health drinks to the fitness industry and clinics.
Schimmel is a segment leader in the design and production of industrial filters and precision turn parts. Schimmel has developed proprietary manufacturing technologies using state-of-the art metal and plastic machinery processes.
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.
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.
Lafayette supported actively supported a buy & build strategy jointly with the Founder Family-
Investment date: Nov 2012 | Food Industries
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.
Investment date: Feb 2012 | Metal Engineered Products
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