Aurelius Growth Capital Acquires Marcus Transport

HF Private Debt Fonds, SCSp (“HF Debt”) provided a Unitranche debt package to AURELIUS Growth Investments for the acquisition of Marcus Transport, an SME based in Wuppertal (Germany) specialising in industrial services and logistics. The core competences of Marcus encompass disassembly, transport and reassembly of machinery as well as the sale and rental of logistic equipment.

The transaction took place in the context of a successful corporate succession of the well-established family business. The new owner, AURELIUS Growth Investments, intends to continue the company’s growth path by strengthening its core business as well as engaging in add-on acquisitions of complementary industrial service providers. The tailored financing solution of HF Debt incorporates this strategy by providing a Unitranche for the buy-out paired with a flexible acquisition facility.

Andreas Doerfert, Managing Partner of HF Debt GmbH comments on the transaction with AURELIUS Growth Investments: “With its stable business model and long-standing and solid customer relationships, Marcus Transport has reasonable diversification effects on our current credit portfolio. AURELIUS was searching for a flexible financing solution in the bank-dominated German small-cap segment, the so-called “Mittelstand”. Although the access to alternative financing sources is typically limited for small companies, HF Debt provided a financing solution suitable for SMEs such as Marcus.”

In particular, HF Debt provides debt financing to small and medium-sized companies with an EBITDA of €2m or more and financing requirements between €4m and €15m. With a clear focus on the German-speaking area (“DACH”), as well as Western Europe, HF Debt invests in well-established companies with a proven business model across various sectors. Andreas Doerfert states: “With 11 closed transactions since May 2018, we are able to prove that a large number of smaller companies in the DACH region require alternative financing solutions and HF Debt is contributing to satisfy these financing needs.”


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