Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised IK Investment Partners on its acquisition of Bahr Modultechnik GmbH

25. April 2018

goetzpartners advised IK Investment Partners ("IK") on its acquisition of Bahr Modultechnik GmbH ("Bahr"), a leading manufacturer of modular positioning systems.

Founded in 1990 by the brothers Frank and Dirk Bahr, Bahr is an expert partner for sophisticated and practice-oriented customized linear technology, which is sold in more than 20 countries throughout the world. Accurate and robust positioning systems are required in a wide variety of industries from mechanical engineering to medical technology.

"We are delighted to be working with the management team to build on the great achievements of the Bahr family, who has successfully established Bahr as one of the most innovative industrial companies for linear positioning systems", says Nils Pohlmann, Partner at IK Investment Partners and advisor to the IK Small Cap II.

IK has retained goetzpartners as exclusive financial advisor. This transaction represents the third successful transaction within 12 months in which goetzpartners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to IK. It underlines our swift transaction execution as buy-side M&A advisor and our expertise in the industrial sector.

The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.


IK Investment Partners (“IK”) is a pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9.5 billion of capital and invested in over 115 European companies. IK funds support companies with strong underlying potential, partnering with management teams and investors to create robust, well-positioned businesses with excellent long-term prospects.


Dr. Gernot Wunderle
Managing Partner

Matthias Volk
Associate Director

Robert Wagon

Naima Deuter

Martin Brüggemann