Established in 1929, Schaltbau is headquartered in Munich, Germany and has 12 subsidiaries around the world. It is a leading international expert in DC (direct current) energy concepts. As one of the few specialists in the DC space, it has become a driver of innovation and key technology partner to the fast-growing markets of tomorrow such as new mobility, new energy and new industry.
Following a strategic realignment in 2019, Schaltbau was well-positioned to benefit from growth trends in its core markets of rail and mobility, as well as from new applications for its technologies in areas such as electric drives, lithium-ion batteries, solar systems, wind turbines and other stationary energy storage devices.
Macquarie Capital acted as exclusive financial advisor to Carlyle, providing extensive strategic advice and intelligence on public takeover considerations, leveraging our bespoke and specialist expertise on listed companies in Germany.
Macquarie Capital’s strong relationship with Carlyle, along with our leading German public M&A practice and deep sector expertise, ensured an efficient and successful execution and comprehensive client support throughout the process.
Sung-Duk Kim, Managing Director, Macquarie Capital
Carlyle secured at announcement ~69% of Schaltbau’s share capital through irrevocable undertakings providing deal certainty to the company and its stakeholders.
Working together with the existing management team, Carlyle will provide additional support and resources to Schaltbau to accelerate organic growth in its core business, and to capture additional opportunities based on its leading technology know-how and unique customer focus by increasing and investments in innovation and R&D2.
In doing so, it will support Schaltbau to grow in a way that recognises the company’s deep-rooted German heritage, strong engineering and technology-driven culture and the industry knowledge it has across various segments.