AURELIUS Growth Investments acquires a stake in MLS Lanny GmbH

31.08.2022

AURELIUS Growth Investments acquires a stake in MLS Lanny GmbH

  • Acquisition of a leading full-service provider in the field of mechanical and electronic high-tech valve systems for the laser industry
  • Previous shareholder, Michael Lanny, retains a significant shareholding
  • Well-established market position offers a strong platform for organic growth and inorganic development within a Buy-and-Build framework

Acquisition as part of a growth strategy

Grünwald, Bad Wildbad, 31.08.2022 – AURELIUS Wachstumskapital SE & Co. KG ("AURELIUS Growth Investments”) has acquired a majority stake in MLS Lanny GmbH ("MLS Lanny"), a full-service provider in the field of valve technology. MLS Lanny’s service portfolio includes the entire value chain, from development to construction and manufacturing, of high-precision control and high-pressure valves which are mainly used in the laser industry.

MLS Lanny was founded in 1991 and currently employs c. 70 people in Bad Wildbad (Baden-Wurttemberg), where the company is headquartered. Due to its fully integrated production process, as well as its well-established customer base, MLS Lanny holds a strong market position and supplies customers around the globe.

Nico Vitense, Managing Partner of AURELIUS Growth Investments, said: "MLS Lanny is a technical leader in the field of complex valve systems and has demonstrated strong growth dynamics in recent years. We look forward to supporting the company’s growth path, in close cooperation with its Founder and Managing Director, Michael Lanny."

Michael Lanny, Founder and Managing Director of MLS Lanny, added: "AURELIUS Growth Investments is the ideal partner for our future growth strategy based on its strong investment experience, as well as its operational know-how. We are confident these virtues will support the continued growth of MLS Lanny, both organically and inorganically. We look forward to this future alliance!"

On behalf of AURELIUS Growth Investments, the transaction was led by Nico Vitense and his team. The team was supported by Androschin & Partner (Christian Androschin, Commercial Due Diligence), Ebner Stolz (Joerg Schoberth und Christoph Couhorn, Financial and Tax Due Diligence) and Kuzaj Wittmann & Partner (Hans-Jörg Wittmann, Legal Due Diligence and Legal Advice).

On behalf of the MLS Lanny GmbH, the transaction was supported by U.M.P. GmbH, based in Stuttgart, and the tax consultancy firm Bartenbach & Bartenbach, based in Bad Wildbad.

Contact persons on the transaction

Nico Vitense
Managing Partner
Mobile +49 162 239 00 70

Saskia Puschmann
Investment Manager

Toni Büchsenmann
Senior Investment Associate

About AURELIUS

AURELIUS is a pan-European alternative investment firm. Deep operational expertise and experience enable AURELIUS to accelerate value creation within its portfolio companies. The Group has offices in London, Luxembourg, Munich, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Milan, Madrid and Dusseldorf.

Our key investment platforms are AURELIUS European Opportunities IV fund and the listed AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8, Ticker Symbol: AR4), which specialise in corporate carve-out transactions and acquiring companies with development potential in the mid-market. The investment strategy’s core element is growth of its portfolio companies, supported by a team of almost 100 operating taskforce experts.

AURELIUS Group additionally operates in the areas of growth capital, real estate and alternative lending solutions. AURELIUS Growth Investments participates in leveraged buyouts in mid-market succession situations. AURELIUS Real Estate Opportunities focuses on real estate investments, the value of which can be increased in the long-term by means of active management. AURELIUS Finance Company provides flexible lending solutions to firms across Europe.

As part of the AURELIUS Group, AURELIUS Growth Investments focuses on Buy-and-Build as well as buyouts and succession solutions. AURELIUS Growth Investments’ current portfolio comprises for 11 companies. In addition to capital for investments and growth, AURELIUS Growth Investments supports the management of its portfolio companies through its extensive entrepreneurial experience and helps with realizing operational potential and the implementation of growth initiatives.