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Matching technological expertise with customer value

  • Fund IV
  • Entry 2019
  • Exit -
  • Sales €100 million

Sturm Gruppe Production & Logistics, develops and implements machines to specific requirements, tailoring them to clients’ wishes. The company is active in a broad range of markets: industry, airport logistics, parcel and food & beverage. It distinguishes itself from its many competitors through its technological expertise, provided by some 800 specialists and creative lateral thinkers.

Since its foundation in 1993, Sturm Gruppe has grown at a rapid pace, both organically and through acquisitions. Unfortunately, internal processes did not keep pace with this growth. As a result, the company had trouble fulfilling the potential that its technological expertise warranted. This led to an acute need for equity in 2018. Nimbus stepped in with a proposal to acquire the majority of shares in return for the required equity. In addition, Nimbus laid out a clear, long-term vision to secure future success together with the company’s present management. This met with the approval of founder Wilhelm Sturm, who remains involved as a co-shareholder as part of the process but also instantly upon entry, Nimbus also disentangled the complexity into various, more manageable Business Units‘

The deal was finalized in April 2019. Sturm Gruppe now has a healthy equity ratio and is set to kickstart and accelerate performance improvement projects. The transformation will focus on core competencies, customer value and innovation.

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