Rantum Capital acquires majority stake in A.B.T
- A.B.T is a regional market leader in the field of fire and water damage restoration
- Management retains a substantial stake in A.B.T
- A.B.T will serve as a buy-and-build platform for acquisitions in the same sector
Rantum Private Equity Fund II has acquired a majority stake in A.B.T Anlagen- und Bautrocknungs GmbH (“ABT”), headquartered in Langgöns/Hessen. ABT is a leading water and fire damage restoration company in the Rhine-Main region. In addition to leak detection and drying, the range of services also includes the restoration of all damage. Quality and customer satisfaction are ABT’s top priorities and create the basis for long-standing customer relationships.
Hasan Çelikoğlu, who has decisively shaped the growth of the company as co-owner and managing director over the past years, remains significantly involved. Hartwig Finger, a long-standing industry expert with growth expertise, will become co-shareholder and co-managing director.
Mr. Çelikoğlu comments: “I am pleased to have found suitable partners for the strategic development of ABT in Rantum Capital and Hartwig Finger. Together, we will further expand the quality of our service and, at the same time, effectively use growth opportunities in the market to be able to stand by our clients as a loyal and reliable partner across the region.”
“ABT provides an excellent platform to further consolidate the market for water and fire damage restoration as an independent provider with a family business culture. We look forward to working with the managing co-owners as the company moves forward, leveraging our networks as well as our transaction and financing expertise,” adds Markus Wenz, Executive Director at Rantum Capital.
The transaction is the fourth investment from the Rantum Private Equity Fund II, which specializes in majority investments in medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries.