goetzpartners advised Ufenau Capital Partners on the acquisition financing of Audio Pro Heilbronn (GER), Dr. W.A. Günther (CH) and Audio XL (BEL)

Deal Announcement

goetzpartners' Debt Advisory team successfully advised Ufenau Capital Partners, a Swiss-based private equity investor, on the acquisition financing of Audio Pro Heilbronn, Dr. W.A. Günther and Audio XL. The group is a leading value-added distributor for professional audio, video, and broadcast technology providing end-to-end solutions along the entire signal chain.

goetzpartners provided key support during the transaction process via its debt expertise and market knowledge. We educated potential lenders with regards to credit relevant aspects and successfully managed the entire financing process. With our extensive financiers network and arrangement of a competitive financing process, we optimised financing conditions and secured and structured the acquisition financing. During the whole financing process, we provided transparency via timely and tailor-made information to financiers. Finally, the transaction was financed by an innovative financing vehicle of a large German insurance company. It was the debut transaction for this vehicle. Besides the acquisition financing, a local savings bank provided a Super Senior RCF (“First loss/second loss” structure).


ABOUT AUDIO PRO HEILBRONN, DR. W.A. GÜNTHER AND AUDIO XL

The group operates in Germany, Switzerland, and Benelux as a leading value-added distributor for professional audio, video, and broadcast technology and employs around 120 people. Its product offering comprises end-to-end solutions for specialist retailers, restaurateurs, hoteliers, public and ecclesiastical institutions as well as event agencies. Typical products are e.g. loudspeakers, amplifiers, microphones, cameras, displays and projectors.


ABOUT UFENAU

Ufenau Capital Partners is a privately-owned Swiss Investor Group headquartered at the Lake Zurich which advises private investors, family offices, and institutional investors with their investments in private equity. Ufenau Capital Partners is focused on investments in service companies in German-speaking Europe and invests in the Education & Lifestyle, Business Services, Health Care, and Financial Services sectors. Through a renowned Group of experienced Industry Partners (Owners, CEOs, CFOs), Ufenau Capital Partners pursues an active value-adding investment approach on eye-level with entrepreneurs and managers.

TRANSACTION TEAM

Philipp Widmaier
Head of Debt Advisory
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Gerwin Weidl
Director

Sebastian Achleitner
Associate Director