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Company Sale

Schlau Elektrotechnik GmbH has advised by Proventis Partners on the sale of a majority stake to CONTUS Group

Hamburg, 17 June 2021 – The CONTUS Group, a portfolio company of AUCTUS Capital Partners AG, is acquiring a majority stake in Schlau Elektrotechnik GmbH in order to accompany the medium-term planned succession of the managing partner and to accelerate the company’s cross-regional growth.

The Transaction

Schlau Elektrotechnik GmbH has developed into one of the market leaders in technical building installations with a focus on electronic equipment for logistics properties in recent years. To serve the sustained strong demand of the customers and to support them nationwide, the shareholder Axel Schlau has found an excellent partner for the future corporate development. The CONTUS Group will actively support the targeted growth and the medium-term planned succession. As managing partner, Axel Schlau will continue to develop the company.

“The CONTUS Group is my preferred partner, because the company is set up throughout Germany and has already actively supported several companies in corporate succession,” says Axel Schlau, managing partner. “Both my employees and I see the CONTUS Group as a strong partner, with which support Schlau Elektrotechnik GmbH is even better positioned in the market and offers customers and employees a long-term perspective.”

“We are very pleased to take on the entrepreneurial legacy of Axel Schlau and to be able to continue it together with him. We thank Mr. Schlau for his trust in our group. Schlau Elektrotechnik GmbH is another important milestone for the successful expansion of our group of companies.”, says Maurice Frhr. v. Dalwigk, CEO of the CONTUS Group. Daniel Meuthen, board member at Auctus Capital Partners AG, adds: “With Schlau Elektrotechnik we are perfectly expanding the mix of trades within the CONTUS Group and can thus serve the customers of the CONTUS Group more holistically.”

The Role of Proventis Partners

Proventis Partners acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholder Axel Schlau and supported him throughout the entire transaction. Services included the preparation of transaction documents, identification of suitable investors, execution of a structured sales process, coordination of the due diligence process and commercial SPA negotiations. The Proventis Partners transaction team: Jost Hartmann (Partner, Hamburg) und Timo Stahlbuhk (Director, Hamburg).

About Schlau Elektrotechnik GmbH

The company, headquartered in Lemgo, acts as a technical general contractor with a focus on logistics real estate from the planning, installation and maintenance of electronic equipment. The company employs around 75 people and uses a broad pool of established subcontractors. In recent years, logistics centers of up to 200,000 m2 for well-known consumer goods companies such as Amazon, Puma, Coca-Cola, Wayfair, Porsche, EDEKA, SK Pharma as well as for logistic companies such as UPS, Fiege, Pfenning have been finished. The company is characterized above all for its partnership with all stakeholders involved in the construction and the timely and appropriate provision of the work, even under high deadline pressure. The company is active on construction sites throughout Germany. Further information at

About the CONTUS Group

Using a buy-and-build approach, CONTUS is pursuing the strategy of building up a service group in the D-A-CH region that unites the essential trades of the construction ancillary trades / technical building installation under one roof. The CONTUS Group is already one of the most dynamically growing corporate groups in the market and currently generates over € 190 million in annual sales with around 850 employees.

CONTUS brings strong, regional market leaders together under one roof and supports them to leverage common internal synergies and to intensify joint growth. Each CONTUS partner company has its own history, which is usually closely linked to tradition and reputation. An important part of the core strategy is to maintain the individuality of each partner company and thus its own character, as these form the core of every company. After all, every company has worked hard for years and decades to earn its appreciation in the market, which is why it is only logical to continue to support these quality features. Further information at

About AUCTUS Capital Partners AG

AUCTUS Capital Partners AG is an independent investment company founded by entrepreneurs. The fund capital under management of over € 800 million comes from successful entrepreneurs and some hand-picked long-term institutional investors. The AUCTUS team is comprised of over 20 experienced investment managers and is currently looking after more than 38 platform investments in various economic sectors. Further information at

About Proventis Partners

Proventis Partners is a partner-managed M&A advisory firm whose clients include a majority of medium-sized family-owned companies, group subsidiaries as well as private equity funds. With more than 30 M&A advisors, Proventis Partners is one of the largest independent M&A advisors in the German-speaking region and looks back on 20 years of M&A experience and more than 300 completed transactions. The M&A consultants with offices in Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and Zurich are active in the sectors Industrials & Chemicals, Business Services, Consumer & Retail, TMT, Healthcare and Energy & Sustainability. The exclusive membership in Mergers Alliance – an international partnership of leading M&A specialists – enables Proventis Partners to support clients in 30 countries in the most important markets worldwide. The members of Mergers Alliance, with over 200 M&A professionals, provide Proventis Partners and thus its clients with unique access to local markets in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Africa.