CGS Management expands investment portfolio with Hummingbird Converting Solutions GmbH
CGS Management acquires the majority shareholding of Rotodecor GmbH and PadaLuma Ink-Jet Solutions GmbH to build a globally leading producer of industrial printing machines designed for the decor and packaging industry.
End-of-Line Packaging Experts accomplish first step of its Buy & Build process with the acquisition of Standard-Knapp
Standard-Knapp (S-K) based in Portland, USA, announced yesterday that its shareholders have reached an agreement to sell the company to EoL Packaging Experts (EoL), to which the German company A+F Automation + Fördertechnik (A+F) belongs. This merger creates a globally active industry leader for end-of-line packaging machines and systems with an established presence in America and in Europe.
Photonics Systems Group acquires LS Laser Systems
Photonics Systems Group is taking the next step on its way to becoming a globally leading manufacturer of laser machines for micro-material processing. With its expertise in laser trimming, LS Laser Systems will complement the group’s technology portfolio perfectly, create growth potential and synergies in the electronics business, and bring the group closer to customers. At the same time, the takeover is an ideal succession solution for the current owners of LS Laser Systems, who want to withdraw from the company in the medium term.
Freeman Schwabe Machinery joins the ICG International Cutting Group
Freeman Schwabe Machinery and the ICG International Cutting Group (ICG) are forming a strategic partnership to take a quantum leap together towards internationalizing their business. ICG is taking on a majority stake in Freeman Schwabe Machinery, the leading manufacturer of diecutting machines and systems in North America. Together with the current management team headed by Greg DeFisher, ICG will further strengthen the company’s business at the global level.
CGS to build new industrial group with InnoLas Solutions
InnoLas Solutions will be at the heart of a new industrial group for laser technology. A consistent Buy & Build strategy shall transform the company into a global manufacturer of laser machines for micro-material processing. The investment group CGS has acquired a majority stake in InnoLas Solutions, with current owner Richard Grundmüller retaining an interest. The two aim to exploit the company’s vast potential and dynamize its growth.
Dollins Tool is joining the Mold & Robotics Group
Independence, USA / Conthey, Switzerland, February 6, 2018. Dollins Tool, based in Independence, MO, USA, announced today that its shareholders have reached an agreement to sell the company to Mold & Robotics Group. Dollins Tool thus joins the Swiss automation and tool manufacturer Müller and the North American CBW Automation, an automation company based in Fort Collins, CO, USA. The merger strengthens the first globally active industry leader in tooling and automation with plants in America and in Europe.
CGS acquires German A + F Automation + Fördertechnik to support the future expansion
For more than 40 years, A + F Automation + Fördertechnik GmbH is a leading manufacturer of high-end and end-of-line packaging machines for the dairy, food and beverage industry, based in Kirchlengern (Germany). The company will serve as platform investment for building an internationally leading industrial group with presence in the main markets.
schoen + sandt machinery presses on towards internationalization with CGS
schoen + sandt machinery GmbH is joining forces with CGS to take a strategic quantum leap together towards further internationalizing its business. CGS is taking on a majority stake in schoen + sandt and together with the current managing directors Jürgen Schneider and Bernd Heitzmann, it will dynamize the company’s development. Add-on acquisitions will build a strong industrial group operating around the world.
Mold & Robotics Group accomplish first step of its Buy & Build process with the acquisition of CBW Automation
Fort Collins, CO, USA / Conthey, Switzerland, November 29, 2017. CBW Automation based in Fort Collins, USA, announced today that its shareholders have reached an agreement to sell the company to Mold & Robotics Group, to which the Swiss company Müller belongs. This merger creates the first globally active industry leader in tooling and automation with an established presence in America and in Europe.
CGS bolsters Stürtz Maschinenbau’s position
Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH is joining forces with the industrial investment group CGS to strategically expand into international markets. CGS is taking on a majority stake in Stürtz Maschinenbau GmbH and will catalyze the company’s development together with its current management, headed by Jörg Breuer. Add-on acquisitions will build Stürtz into a sturdy, technologically pioneering industrial group operating worldwide.
CGS to strengthen position of Müller IML
Conthey (CH)/Pfäffikon (CH) H. Müller, Fabrique de Moules SA based in Conthey, Switzerland, is joining forces with the industrial investment group CGS based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, to strategically bolster its presence in international markets. CGS is making a major investment in Müller IML and together with the owner Udo Gröber, it will catalyze the company’s development. Add-on acquisitions will build the company into a solid and technologically pioneering industrial group operating worldwide.
CGS Update June 2019
A CGS Update focusing on results:
- SF Tooling and Top-Werk – two more groups at the top worldwide
- Top-Werk, an excellent example of successful integration
- Photonics Systems Group’s success with its first add-on investment
- Entrepreneurial responsibility at CGS
CGS Update December 2018
This CGS Update features our Buy & Build strategy:
- InnoLas Solutions’s succession is wrapped up and it is ready for speedy growth,
- Maag is a success story living on after CGS sold it, and lastly,
- our fourth fund’s successful subscription demonstrates investors’ trust in our approach.
CGS Update June 2018
A CGS Update on many exciting developments:
- Four new industrial pearls headed for global leadership;
- One fast-growing group that is already a step ahead;
- How CGS has broadened and bolstered its team.
CGS Update December 2016
A CGS Update on steps towards expansion and integration:
- SF Tooling and R&S have both reached milestones in their transformation into internationally leading groups.
- The integration of the acquired companies is one of CGS’s Buy & Build strategy’s core motors driving value creation – and a major challenge at the same time.
- New members have bolstered CGS’s team.
CGS Update April 2016
A CGS Update focusing on the R&S Group:
- R&S has acquired companies in the Czech Republic and Poland and is facing the challenge of integrating them into the Group.
- Recognition of our work: Gold for CGS at the 2015 Private Equity Exchange & Awards.
- The new CGS team members.