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Rantum Capital acquires majority stake in market-leading police equipment supplier Bonowi

  • Bonowi supplies German and international police forces with helmets, protective vests, and batons 
  • Company will serve as a platform for further acquisitions (“buy-and-build”)  
  • Founder Wolfgang Bopp will retain a substantial stake in the company 

Rantum Private Equity Fund II has made its first investment and acquired a majority stake in Bonowi International Police Equipment GmbH (“Bonowi”). The company’s founder and family entrepreneur Wolfgang Bopp will retain a significant stake in the company after the closing of the transaction. As a former police officer and police instructor, Mr. Bopp has built up the company since its foundation and will continue to be available to support management with his expertise, experience, and network. 

Bonowi has been a reliable partner to the police, security services, and military for over 30 years. The company develops and distributes ballistic protection products, batons, restraint systems, body protection products, roadblocks, and other security equipment. Bonowi thus contributes significantly to the safety of those who provide security for all of us. In doing so, the company always follows the highest quality standards and thereby convinces its governmental customers.  

Wolfgang Bopp comments: “Our products are user-oriented, innovative, and of high quality. With this commitment, we have been able to develop a good market position in the past years, especially in Germany. Together with Rantum, we can now take the next step and position Bonowi internationally.” 

Klaus Eberhardt, Rantum Capital’s industry partner for the defence sector, adds: “Bonowi is a great example of German entrepreneurship. As a former police officer, Wolfgang Bopp has recognized the weak points of our police’s security equipment and has made it his mission to develop better solutions. We look forward to the task of financially and structurally positioning Bonowi for further innovative developments and sustainable growth.” 

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