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Proventis Partners advised HAM-LOG-Gruppe in the course of growth financing

Hamburg, 23.05.2017 – Proventis Partners advised the shareholder family of HAM-LOG- Gruppe (HAM-LOG), a leading German personnel service provider for outsourcing of logistical tasks in the supply chain, during the search for a competent partner for the dynamic expansion plans.

The Transaction

The Haspa Beteiligungsgesellschaft flr den Mittelstand mbH (Haspa BGM) acquires 25% of the shares of HAM-LOG-Gruppe in the course of financing further growth of the logistical service provider. Together with the principal owner, the Haspa BGM will accompany the further expansion plans of the corporate group.

Kurt Gerdes, founder and manager of HAM-LOG-Gruppe, expresses: “| have very deliberately made the decision to choose Haspa BGM as new partner to further develop the HAM-LOG-Gruppe for various reasons. The Haspa BGM supports the dynamic growth from a strategic as well as a business perspective with a comparatively long investment horizon. The operating group of persons acts based on partnership and competence”.

Carsten Rohrs, managing director of Haspa BGM, states: “The HAM-LOG-Gruppe is excellent positioned to continue the historic and current growth in the coming years. The availability of skilled employees is also in the logistical sector a rising challenge for growth companies. HAM-LOG serves the need of these companies with highest reliability. We will support the company to establish the needed structures and controlling-instruments to master the dynamic growth in order to be optimal prepared for the present market opportunities”.

The Role of Proventis Partners

Proventis Partners advised the shareholder family exclusively as M&A Advisor. In this process, Proventis Partners accompanied Kurt Gerdes as active sparring partner over years to position the company in time for the further growth potential and a new financing partner. The family has been supported during the entire transaction process from identifying of suitable partners over the commercial negotiation of the SPA until the successful closing of the transaction.

About HAM-LOG-Gruppe

The HAM-LOG-Gruppe mainly focuses on warehouse outsourcing provider for various tasks in the logistical supply chain. The customers of HAM-LOG especially benefit from the access to motivated and skilled employees, which ensure reliable processes and optimize performance. The employees will be placed at the customer via service contracts and personnel leasing. The service portfolio ranges from unloading and storing to commissioning to complete operating of warehouses or part of the warehouses. With an efficient organizational structure, a highly experienced management team and over 1.000 technical employees, HAM-LOG is operating warehouses from above 20 employees on for customers like IKEA, Trinks, Rhenus or Wesergold often at several locations in Germany.

About Haspa BGM

The Haspa BGM is one of the leading investment companies for the ,,Mittelstand” and currently manages a portfolio of 15 investments. The subsidiary of Hamburger Sparkasse AG focuses on equity-financing of mid-cap companies in Germany. Together with the companies, the Haspa BGM develops individual and long-term solutions for growth or succession.

About Proventis Partners

Proventis Partners advises corporates and private equity firms on national and international M&A transactions as well as on the selection of the suitable financing solutions in corporate finance-projects. The support on M&A projects ranges from strategy development to post merger integration. The focus is on companies within the machinery, trade, business services, TMT, consumer goods, logistic, as well as healthcare sector. Proventis Partners has successfully closed above 200 transactions with an overall transaction volume of EUR 4 billion and a team of over 30 professionals.