The Carlyle Group’s Investment in AGILOX Systems GmbH

DORDA advised the shareholders of AGILOX.

Global Investment firm Carlyle has agreed to invest in AGILOX, a leading provider of intelligent autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) for the automation of intralogistics and material handling processes.

Carlyle, alongside existing AGILOX shareholder Raiffeisen Invest Private Equity, will invest substantial growth capital to help drive AGILOX’s further international expansion and the development of new products. The founders of AGILOX along with Raiffeisen Invest Private Equity will each retain a large stake in AGILOX. Details of the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals, are not being disclosed.

Headquartered in Neukirchen bei Lambach, Austria, AGILOX develops and produces AI-based, self-driving logistics robots. AGILOX’s AMRs drive major productivity gains, increase safety and reliability, and help address staff shortages in intralogistics and material handling processes. With its control system based on swarm intelligence, unrestricted omnidirectional freedom of movement, maximum navigation precision and easiness of use, AGILOX is setting new industry standards in the automated transport of pallet-based load carriers. AGILOX’s technology is highly valued by its blue-chip customer base which includes many multinational market leaders from the automotive, consumer goods and other manufacturing industries, alongside customers in the mechanical engineering and logistics sectors. Through its HQ in Europe, subsidiary in the US and its global partner network, AGILOX has a presence in most of the key markets for intralogistics and material handling automation.

The Dorda team was led by Corporate/M&A Partners Martin Brodey (Picture) and Bernhard Riede and also included Mike Schaunig (Associate, M&A, Corporate), Clemens Semelmayer (Associate, M&A, Corporate), Katharina Binder (Associate, Private Client, Tax), Patricia Backhausen (Attorney at Law, M&A, Corporate), Paul Doralt (Partner, Private Client, Tax), Alexandra Ciarnau (Attorney at Law , Data Protection, IT/IP), Christian Ritschka (Partner, M&A, Corporate), Elisabeth König (Of Counsel, Competition & Antitrust), Bernhard Heinzl (Attorney at Law, IT/IP), Nino Tlapak (Partner, Data Protection, IT/IP), Julia Sophie Haumer-Mörzinger (Attorney at Law, Real Estate and Construction), Edith Ludwig (Attorney at Law, Tax), Lisa Todeschini (Associate, Competition & Antitrust), Heinrich Kühnert (Partner, Competition & Antitrust) and Andreas Seling (Attorney at Law, IT/IP).

Involved fees earner: Patricia Backhausen – DORDA ; Katharina Binder – DORDA ; Martin Brodey – DORDA ; Alexandra Ciarnau – DORDA ; Paul Doralt – DORDA ; Julia Haumer-Mörzinger – DORDA ; Bernhard Heinzl – DORDA ; Elisabeth König – DORDA ; Heinrich Kühnert – DORDA ; Edith Ludwig – DORDA ; Bernhard Rieder – DORDA ; Christian Ritschka – DORDA ; Mike Schaunig – DORDA ; Andreas Seling – DORDA ; Clemens Semelmayer – DORDA ; Nino Tlapak – DORDA ; Lisa Todeschini – DORDA ;

Law Firms: DORDA ;

Clients: AGILOX Systems GmbH;

Author: Federica Tiefenthaler