AURELIUS Growth Investments Acquires a Stake in Ringbeck GmbH


AURELIUS Growth Investments Acquires a Stake in Ringbeck GmbH

  • Acquisition of a leading service provider in the field of gardening, landscaping, and green roofs
  • Great management team around the managing directors Wilhelm Ringbeck and Karsten Suckau
  • Well-established market position offers a strong platform for organic growth and inorganic development through Buy and Build

Acquisition as Part of a Buy and Build Strategy

Grünwald, Oelde, February 10, 2021 - AURELIUS Wachstumskapital SE & Co. KG ("AWK", “AURELIUS Growth Investments”) has acquired a stake in Ringbeck GmbH ("Ringbeck"), a provider of high-quality services in the growth market of gardening, landscaping, and roof greening. AWK will support Ringbeck in driving the company's growth through an active Buy and Build strategy in the DACH region. Wilhelm Ringbeck will continue to have a significant stake in Ringbeck as managing director. Karsten Suckau as managing director has also participated in the company in the context of the transaction.

Nico Vitense, Managing Partner at AWK, said: “We are very pleased to have won Wilhelm Ringbeck, a very experienced and successful entrepreneur, for the collaboration. Ringbeck's successful growth history impressed us. In the last 25 years, Ringbeck GmbH has established itself as one of the market leaders in the field of gardening, landscaping, and roof greening in North Rhine-Westphalia and beyond. Together with a great team around Wilhelm Ringbeck and Karsten Suckau, we want to accompany and support the company in the long term.

Wilhelm Ringbeck added: “With AURELIUS Growth Investments we have found an ideal and long-term oriented partner who will make an important contribution to the success of the company thanks to its operational expertise and many years of investment experience. Regarding our ambition to establish a national group in the field of gardening and landscaping as well as roof greening, AURELIUS Growth Investments’ expertise in the field of Buy and Build will account for great value.

On behalf of Aurelius, the transaction was led by Nico Vitense (Managing Partner), Jan-Willem Rahnenführer (Investment Manager) and Martin Brüggemann (Senior Investment Associate). The team was supported by Ebner Stolz (Armand von Alberti, Financial and Tax Due Diligence) and Kuzaj Wittmann & Partner (Hans-Jörg Wittmann, Legal Due Diligence and Legal Advice).

About Ringbeck

For over 25 years, Ringbeck has been a leading service provider in the field of gardening, landscaping, and roof greening. It primarily addresses commercial customers and the public sector. Ringbeck operates from its sites in Oelde, Langenfeld and Bonn.

About AURELIUS Growth Investments

As part of the AURELIUS Group, AURELIUS Growth Investments focuses on Buy and Build and buyouts/succession solutions. AURELIUS Growth Investments’ current portfolio comprises a total of eight platform 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 to implement growth initiatives and realise operational potential.

Contact Person on the Transaction

Nico Vitense
Managing Partner
Mobile +49 162 239 00 70