Quarton, A Cowen Company advised funds, consulted by Bregal Unternehmerkapital GmbH („Bregal“), on the acquisition financing for the purchase of EA Elektro-Automatik GmbH („EA“), a producer and distributer of power electronics.
Laboratory power supplies, electronic loads and bidirectional power supplies for R&D, education and industrial applications: These are the core business fields of EA, a globally leading supplier of power electronics for the high-power electronics market based in Viersen, Germany. As part of a succession plan, funds advised by Bregal have recently acquired a majority stake in EA, with the goal of establishing a long-term partnership to continue the company’s success and growth momentum.
Bregal Unternehmerkapital is part of a family-owned business that has grown over several generations. Bregal specialises in majority and minority holdings, especially in mid-sized companies based in Germany, Switzerland and Austria – the “Mittelstand”. This investment activity is insulated from developments in the financial markets. Bregal Unternehmerkapital currently manages around EUR 2.5 billion in overall assets, with EUR 1.2 billion available for new investments.
EA-Elektro-Automatik is Germany’s leading manufacturer of laboratory power supplies. With more than 250 staff in Viersen (Lower Rhine) and at the branch in China, EA produce and dispatch customized products to the whole world.