Schuberth Group acquires helmet interior specialist and expands its carbon capabilities
Magdeburg / Schio (Italy) / Munich – Leading German helmet producer Schuberth (www.schuberth.com), currently majority-owned by Perusa Partners Fund 2, LP (www.perusafund.gg), has acquired Teca25 S.r.l. (Italy) and its Thai sister entity Techne. Teca25 specializes in the development and production of high-quality textile interiors for helmets. It has been supplying Schuberth for years for motorcycle and police helmets. In addition, Teca25 developes and produces carbon-based specialty solutions for luxury automobiles and race cars.
Teca’s founder Alberto Dall’Oglio will continue to manage the company, and he will also join the board of Schuberth Sports & International GmbH to expand the auto racing activities. The transaction was jointly financed by majority shareholder Perusa and the minority shareholder, an affiliate of Susquehanna Europe Holdings, LP.
Teca25 is an important element for the development of Schuberth Group
„Right after Perusa’s acquisition of the majority of Schuberth in fall of 2013, it was apparent that Schuberth needed to re-acquire the helmet interior competencies, which were largely lost as a result of the move from Braunschweig to Magdeburg”, explains Dr. Hanno Schmidt-Gothan, Managing Director of Perusa GmbH, adviser of the Perusa Funds. „We are certain that Teca25 will more than fill this gap, especially when considering the latest technological trends in helmet interior design and production.”
Jan-Christian Becker, CEO of Schuberth Holding, is looking forward to the collaboration: „Teca25, its employees and the founder, Alberto Dall’Oglio, have demonstrated their outstanding abilities for years. We are excited to be able to integrate the know-how into our own R&D efforts.”
Michael Mack, Investment Director at Perusa GmbH, adds: „With the acquisition of Teca25, Schuberth strengthens its portfolio of technological capabilities, and the Group will be able to expand on its premium market position – especially based on new carbon technology.“
Since 1922, Schuberth has been producing helmets for motorcycles, motorsports, industrial safety and firefighting, as well as for police and military.
Perusa Partners is a leading investor focusing on special situations and buy-and-build strategies in mid-size companies.
With more than 90 years of experience, Schuberth GmbH has developed a wide range of superb products and is a trailblazer in head protection technology. Schuberth is an innovative, modern and global high-technology development and manufacturing company located in Magdeburg/Germany.
Perusa is an independent capital holding company, which currently has two funds with 350 million euro equity investing in medium-sized companies and Group divisions in the German or Scandinavian area. Perusa is pursuing a strong operational approach to increase the efficiency and thus the long-term value as well as the potential of the portfolio companies. Strategic acquisitions (buy and build strategy) are also striving to strengthen the growth of the portfolio companies.
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