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Company Sale

Proventis Partners supports AUTEC process automation GmbH in its sale to VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH.

Hamburg, 31.10.2019 – Proventis Partners advised TRIADON GmbH (“TRIADON”} on the sale of its subsidiary AUTEC process automation GmbH (“AUTEC”) to VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH.

The transaction

VINCI Energies Deutschland GmbH, the energy and process automation as well as information and communications technology focused division, has acquired AUTEC and intends to integrate it into the Actemium brand. The specialist for automation and process solutions in the food & beverage (“F&B”) industry is thus expanding the range of services offered by Actemium, the leading full-service provider for industrial process solutions, in the fields of plant and automation technology.

With the acquisition of AUTEC, the Actemium network is once again expanding its know-how in the F&B sector. Thanks to its branches throughout Germany, customers get access to an expanded expertise and the entire service portfolio in this field: From planning and automation, through switchgear construction and assembly, to commissioning, optimisation and service.

“AUTEC is a well-known supplier of innovative solutions in the F&B industry. It convinces with its innovative solutions and experience in this field and is certified as a Siemens solution partner for automation technology. For Actemium, the integration of the company offers new growth potential across several highly specialized industries”, says Frank Westphal, Managing Director of VINCI Energies Germany and CEO of Actemium Germany. “We are delighted to welcome the commitment, specific industry know-how and services of our new colleagues to the VINCI Energies family”.

The role of Proventis Partners

Proventis Partners exclusively advised TRIADON, the shareholder of AUTEC, and the AUTEC management team throughout the entire M&A process. The services included the preparation of all transaction documentation, the identification and approach of suitable investors, the coordination of the due diligence and the commercial negotiation of the transaction.


AUTEC process automation GmbH was founded in 1989 and is based in Alt-Moelln, near Hamburg. The company is specialized in the automation of production processes in the F&B industry as well as in comparable industrial applications in which liquid or viscous media are produced, processed or filled. The company proved its innovative strength by the successful development and market launch of ECSwin. With the help of this fully-integrated process control system, all common tasks in the F&B industry, but also in many other areas of industrial automation, can be visualized and controlled. AUTEC is also the exclusive distribution partner of LineView in Germany, the standard software for OEE analyses of production lines at well-known manufacturers.

About VINCI Energies

Networks, performance, energy efficiency and data: Within a continuously changing world, VINCI Energies focuses on the implementation of new technologies. Two developments are especially supported: Digital transformation and energy transformation.

The 1.800 regionally anchored, agile and innovative business units of VINCI Energies improve the reliability, safety and energy efficiency, transport and communication infrastructures, factories, buildings and information systems.

2018: EUR 12.6 billion revenue // 77,500 employees // 1.800 business units // 53 countries

About Proventis Partners

Proventis Partners is a partner-managed M&A advisory firm whose clients include mainly corporate groups, medium-sized family businesses and private equity funds. With 30 professionals, Proventis Partners is active in the sectors Industrials, Business Services, Consumer & Retail, TMT, Healthcare and Energy and covers the German-speaking region with offices in Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and Zurich. Through its exclusive membership in Mergers Alliance – the international partnership of leading M&A specialists – Proventis Partners offers local market coverage in the 30 most important economies globally. The 20 members of the Mergers Alliance, with more than 200 M&A professionals, offer Proventis Partners and our client’s unique access to local markets in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa.