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bm|t to sell its shareholding in CDA Datenträger Albrechts GmbH

bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh announced today that it will sell its share­hold­ing in CDA Daten­träger Albrechts GmbH, Suhl through Thüringer Indus­triebeteili­gungs-GmbH & Co. KG (TIB) to NORD Hold­ing Unternehmens­beteili­gungs­ge­sellschaft mbH, Han­nover. The trans­ac­tion is sub­ject to antitrust approval. Finan­cial details were not disclosed.

We are pleased that NORD Hold­ing, an investor with a long-term view on busi­nesses, will con­tinue to develop CDA along the imple­mented strate­gic path at its head­quar­ter in Suhl” stated Dr. Guido Bohnenkamp, man­ag­ing direc­tor of bm|t.

CDA Daten­träger Albrechts GmbH is one of the largest inde­pen­dent man­u­fac­tur­ers of opti­cal stor­age media in Europe. The prod­uct range also includes data dupli­ca­tion on flash-mem­ory prod­ucts. In addi­tion the com­pany has suc­cess­fully estab­lished its posi­tion as a sup­plier of micro-func­tional parts. With approx. 190 employ­ees CDA gen­er­ated sales of €25.6m in 2010.

Together with CDA’s man­age­ment team, we aim to strengthen the company’s cur­rent prod­uct port­fo­lio and lever­age its pro­duc­tion-know-how by tar­get­ing new appli­ca­tions to drive future growth” explained Matthias Kues, CEO of NORD Hold­ing. Kues envis­ages new appli­ca­tions in areas like life-sci­ences and micro-mechanics.

With more than 40 years’ of expe­ri­ence NORD Hold­ing is one of the lead­ing pri­vate equity com­pa­nies serv­ing the medium-sized sec­tor. Its activ­i­ties focus on the struc­ture and fund­ing of suc­ces­sion issues for mid­dle mar­ket com­pa­nies, spin-offs and expan­sion stage fund­ing for medium-sized com­pa­nies. Besides NORD/LB and the Bre­mer Lan­des­bank share­hold­ers in NORD Hold­ing include a num­ber of sav­ings banks and pub­lic insur­ance com­pa­nies. In con­trast to the major­ity of other finan­cial investors who man­age only tem­po­rary funds, NORD Hold­ing oper­ates as a so-called “ever­green” with­out any time lim­i­ta­tion. This gives the hold­ing com­pany the oppor­tu­nity to develop with­out any exter­nal pres­sure and to tap its growth potential.

bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh, Erfurt, is a sub­sidiary of Thüringer Auf­baubank. bm|t serves as a man­age­ment com­pany for five invest­ment funds with a total cap­i­tal of approx. €190m. At present bm|t’s port­fo­lio con­sists of approx. 40 com­pa­nies based in Thuringa.

Press contacts

bm|t beteili­gungs­man­age­ment thürin­gen gmbh
Dr. Guido Bohnenkamp

Gork­istraße 9
99084 Erfurt
+49 (0) 361 7447 601
+49 (0) 361 7447 635
www.bm‑t.com

NORD Hold­ing Unternehmens­beteili­gungs­ge­sellschaft mbH
Chris­tiane Lukas

Villa Venture
Walder­seestraße 23
30177 Hannover
+49 (0) 511 270 415 14
+49 (0) 511 270 415 5
 www.nordholding.de
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