Afinum Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG’s Majority Stake Acquisition In The Listan Group

CMS advised Afinum Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG on the deal.

Afinum acquired a majority stake in the Listan Group, a fast-growing supplier of components for high-performance computers. The investment is intended to unlock the company’s growth potential in existing and new markets and product segments. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. The investment in Listan marks the tenth platform transaction conducted by Afinum Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG.

Listan, based in Glinde (Schleswig-Holstein), describes itself as having evolved from an early online distributor of computer parts into a supplier of high-quality components for high-performance computers, with an internal R&D team and its own strong brands. Listan has over 100 employees at locations in Germany, Poland, Taiwan and the US.

Afinum Management GmbH is an independent management-owned private equity firm with offices in Munich, Zurich and Hong Kong. It specialises in taking stakes in successful mid-market companies in the German-speaking region of Europe.

The acquisition was advised on jointly by Dr Hermann Rock, General Counsel, Afinum, and Dr Oliver Thurn (Picture) as lead partner on the CMS side. The CMS team included Anna-Lena Lill, Counsel, Dr Astrid Roesener, Counsel, Karen Eldred, Senior Associate, all Corporate/M&A, Dr Claudia Rid, Partner

Dr Eckhard Schmid, Partner, both Labor, Employment & Pensions, Dr Marc Seibold, Partner, Dr Andreas Grunert, Counsel, Julian Lacher, Associate, all Banking & Finance and Stefan Lehr, Partner, Competition & EU.

Involved fees earner: Karen Eldred – CMS Hasche Sigle; Andreas Grunert – CMS Hasche Sigle; Julian Lacher – CMS Hasche Sigle; Stefan Lehr – CMS Hasche Sigle; Anna-Lena Lill – CMS Hasche Sigle; Claudia Rid – CMS Hasche Sigle; Astrid Roesener – CMS Hasche Sigle; Eckhard Schmid – CMS Hasche Sigle; Marc Seibold – CMS Hasche Sigle; Oliver Thurn – CMS Hasche Sigle;

Law Firms: CMS Hasche Sigle;

Clients: Afinum Achte Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG;