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11 Feb 2022

MCF advises Transco Süd shareholder of TBB Transco Berlin Brandenburg in the sale of the Company to SLS Group

MCF advised the shareholders of Transco Berlin Brandenburg (TBB), a leading logistics provider for the pharmaceutical market, on the sale to SLS Group, an asset of financial investor AUCTUS Capital Partners.

TBB’s integrated service offering ranges from road freight logistics and air freight logistics to essential documentation services, including customs clearance, insurance solutions and consulting. In 2020, the Company generated EUR 11.4m in sales with an EBITDA-margin of c. 14%.

The transaction is in line with TBB’s parent company, Transco Süd, to focus on warehouse and transport logistics within the DACH region. At the same time, the acquisition marks the further expansion of AUCTUS’s -backed SLS group aiming to grow its expertise within the pharmaceutical logistics segment.

The Deal

SLS Group, with its subsidiaries, is an international group of specialised logistics service operators focused on customised priority logistics in the life science and health care industry as well as industrial emergency. The group operates facilities in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, Sweden, and the United States. The group is owned by financial investor Auctus Capital Partners from Munich.

The Target

TRANSCO Berlin Brandenburg was founded in 2010 and is a logistics company focused on the pharmaceutical industry and specialises in temperature-controlled pharmaceutical and chemical deliveries. The Company meets the highest quality standards of GDP certification. It operates on an international scale with a focus on trucking to and from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Asia.

About TRANSCO Süd

TRANSCO Süd offers tailor-made transport on land, water, and air. From commercial goods to food and medicines, to complete the transportation itself is executed with state-of-the-art technology bringing groupage and partial and complete loads safely to its destination. Further, the Company provides supply chain management and warehouse logistics from block storage to small parts storage, consignment and high-bay warehouses to food and pharmaceutical warehouses. The sale of TRANCO Berlin Brandenburg is part of the strategy to focus more on warehouse logistics in the southern parts of Germany.

About Auctus Capital Partners

Auctus Capital Partners as a financial investor running a closed-end fund, has built the SLS group by buying various companies in the industry and merging them into one group with the aim of creating a sizable player in the market. The acquisition of TRANSCO Berlin Brandenburg is another element in implementing this strategy.

Disclaimer

The acquisition was closed in 2021 after various closing conditions were fulfilled.

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Christoph Stoecker

Hamburg