autmatec Leitungs- und Netzbau GmbH & Maxburg Capital Partners

24. January 2024

Successful succession planning at shareholder level for autmatec by gaining the Maxburg family office as a long-term investor

The shareholders of autmatec Leitungs- und Netzbau GmbH have sold the majority of their shares in the company to Maxburg Capital Partners and at the same time laid the foundation for the company’s continued successful future. All families involved in autmatec will remain on board as shareholders through a reinvestment. With the acquisition, Maxburg Capital Partners is investing in a market driven by energy transition, increasing electrification and digitalization, with strong demand and high potential in the medium to long term.

“We have been specifically looking for a partner who fully shares our corporate philosophy and will continue our successful path with us. We are very happy to have found the right partner in Maxburg,” says Felix Alemán, Commercial Director of autmatec. “With this step, we have not only successfully completed the succession process for our company, but have also created attractive prospects for the next generation of management within the company. All the conditions are in place for us to continue our growth and further strengthen our position in the market”.

Felix Alemán comments on atares: “The team’s very competent management of the transaction process was impressive. Their expertise and commitment certainly contributed to the successful completion of the sale”.

The seller’s advisory team consisted of atares* as M&A advisor, led by Pierre André Schneider, and Moog Partnergesellschaft as legal and tax advisor. Atares acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholders of autmatec Leitungs- und Netzbau GmbH from the preparation to the successful completion of the transaction. In addition to the implementation of a structured sales process, the advisory services included the preparation of marketing and transaction documents, the identification and approach of potential investors, including management presentations, as well as the support of the due diligence and the negotiation of the transaction.

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About autmatec Leitungs- und Netzbau GmbH

autmatec Leitungs- und Netzbau GmbH is an established company with more than two decades of experience in line and network construction in Germany. The company specializes in the construction and repair of high-voltage transmission lines in the range of 110 kV to 380 kV. autmatec’s customers include all major transmission system operators as well as many local distribution system operators throughout the country. autmatec’s expertise covers all phases of line and network construction projects. With a dedicated team of experts, autmatec sets the highest standards for safety, efficiency and quality.

Since its foundation in 1997, autmatec has developed into a sustainably growing and highly profitable company. About 70 employees generate an annual turnover of more than 20 million Euros. Continuous further training and employee satisfaction are central pillars of the company in order to realize high-quality solutions for the demanding challenges of energy supply. autmatec is proud of its success story and makes a decisive contribution to a reliable energy supply in Germany. More about autmatec at

About Maxburg Capital Partners

Maxburg Capital Partners is an investment management firm focused on the German-speaking region. Founded in 2014 by three partners with many years of experience as entrepreneurs and investors in public and private equity, Maxburg focuses on long-term corporate investments with the aim of achieving long-term and sustainable value growth. With several funds and a total fund volume of €900 million, Maxburg has an exceptionally flexible investment mandate. As an independent and owner-managed investment company with the core investor RAG-Stiftung (€ 20 billion assets under management and main shareholder of Evonik Industries AG) from Essen, Maxburg sees itself as a partner of medium-sized companies in German-speaking countries.

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* At the time of the transaction, atares traded under the name Proventis Partners GmbH Muenchen