AURELIUS successfully closed the acquisitions of dental bauer and significant parts of Pluradent
Luxembourg/Munich, July 12, 2022 – AURELIUS announces the successfully closed acquisitions of dental bauer and significant parts of Pluradent, two German dental distribution companies. Going forward, AURELIUS strives to develop the integrated companies into a leading European dental distribution platform by providing deep operational expertise.
The deals were structured under AURELIUS’ co-investment umbrella, comprising the AURELIUS European Opportunities IV Fund and the AURELIUS Equity Opportunities, marking the already 6th transaction. The Linneweh family, close partner of the deal, will stay on board as management team and further reinvest into the new market player.
The newly combined business will generate more than EUR 300m in revenues within the DACH-region and adjacent markets. The existing business model of both companies as a dental distributor, with a full range of products and all associated service parameters, will be continued.
dental bauer is one of the leading dental depots in the DACH region and the Netherlands. Founded in 1947, the family-run business offers consumable materials, capital equipment and devices, and technical and consulting services to dental practices and laboratories. The Linneweh family built up dental bauer successfully over the last decades. A lean and flexible organisation, the establishment of new branches and locations, and smaller as well as larger acquisitions within the industry contributed to the success.
Pluradent, headquartered in Offenbach am Main, is a well-known German dental distributor, supplying dental facilities with consumable materials, equipment and devices, and technical services. The group also operates subsidiaries in Austria and Poland and an own distribution center in Kassel, Germany. After the company had been facing financial distress during the COVID pandemic, insolvency proceedings were opened recently.
AURELIUS was advised on the transactions by LBBW (M&A), Noerr (Legal), Haver&Mailänder (Legal) Roland Berger (Commercial), OMMAX (Digital), Accuracy (Financial), Oppenhoff (Tax), Intargia (IT), EURO Transaction Solutions (Insurance).