AURELIUS Growth Investments’ portfolio company Ringbeck acquires Roehse & Fischer GmbH & Co KG

24.06.2022

AURELIUS Growth Investments’ portfolio company Ringbeck acquires Roehse & Fischer GmbH & Co KG

  • Acquisition of a regionally leading full-service provider in the gardening and landscaping sector
  • Strengthening of the market position in the economically strong region of East Westphalia
  • Successful implementation of the buy and build strategy

Acquisition as part of a buy and build strategy

Grünwald, Gütersloh, June 24, 2022 - Ringbeck GmbH ("Ringbeck" or “Ringbeck-Group”), a portfolio company of AURELIUS Wachstumskapital SE & Co. KG ("AURELIUS Growth Investments"), has acquired Roehse & Fischer GmbH & Co KG ("Roehse & Fischer"). Similar to Ringbeck, Roehse & Fischer offers high-quality gardening and landscaping services. With its headquarters in Gütersloh, Roehse & Fischer complements Ringbeck's existing locations in Oelde, Langenfeld, Bonn, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Nordenham. Following the investment in Ringbeck in February 2021, Roehse & Fischer represents Ringbeck's third add-on acquisition in just 16 months and underlines AURELIUS Growth Investments’ investment strategy of actively expanding portfolio companies through acquisitions of market participants.

Roehse & Fischer was founded in 1909 and employs around 35 qualified staff. The company has its headquarters in Gütersloh (North Rhine-Westphalia) and mainly serves commercial, public and private customers.

Nico Vitense, Managing Partner at AURELIUS Growth Investments, was delighted with the successful acquisition: "Roehse & Fischer is a leading player in the field of gardening and landscaping with a long tradition in the sector. The company enjoys an excellent reputation in the region of Gütersloh and East Westphalia primarily thanks to its wide and high-quality range of services. Together with Ms. Arndt and Mr. Kanngießer, we will further drive growth at Roehse & Fischer and the Ringbeck Group at the same time."

Susanne Arndt and Wilfried Kanngießer, Managing Directors of Roehse & Fischer, added: " Together with Ringbeck and AURELIUS Growth Investments, Roehse & Fischer has the opportunity to further grow within the region and exploit still untapped potentials. We are very much look forward to our partnership with the Ringbeck Group."

Wilhelm Ringbeck, CEO of Ringbeck, stated: "I have known Roehse & Fischer for many years and highly appreciate the company and its team. Roehse & Fischer strengthens our presence in North Rhine-Westphalia and brings us one step closer to our goal of becoming a market-leading and nationwide group of companies in the gardening and landscaping space. We are very much looking forward to partnering with Ms. Arndt and Mr. Kanngießer and the great team at Roehse & Fischer."

On behalf of AURELIUS Growth Investments, Managing Partner Nico Vitense and his team advised on the transaction. The team was supported by Ebner Stolz (Armand von Alberti, Financial and Tax Due Diligence) and Kuzaj Wittmann & Partner (Hans-Jörg Wittmann and Thomas Löwer, Legal Due Diligence and Legal Advice).

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 more than ten 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.