An affiliate of H.I.G. Capital (H.I.G.) acquired a majority stake in Infratech Bau GmbH, one of the leading general contractors of infrastructure services deploying fiber-to-the-home (“FTTH”) broadband networks and bringing Gigabit internet to households and businesses in Germany.
The international law firm Taylor Wessing lead by its Frankfurt finance partner Ulf Gosejacob advised H.I.G. in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Infratech Bau GmbH. The pan-European mid-market debt Fund apera and Raiffeisen Bank International arranged and provided the acquisition financing as well as the working capital financing to support the transaction as well as the future growth of the company.
Infratech builds complex FTTH networks on behalf of public and private German operators with a base of highly skilled employees and a well-established and reliable network of partners. Based in Meppen (Germany), the Company was founded in 2007 and has grown significantly over recent years connecting thousands of households and businesses in Northern and Western Germany to high-speed internet. FTTH is an attractive market with significant growth opportunities, driven by the German Government’s ambition to provide high-speed internet access to the majority of German households over the coming years. The founders and Managing Directors of Infratech, Gregor Klaßen and Andreas Muchall, will remain in their management positions and retain a significant share in the Company.
About H.I.G. CapitalH.I.G. is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with over €36 billion of equity capital under management. Based in Miami, and with European offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, and U.S. and Latin American offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused/ value-added approach. Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 300 companies worldwide. The firm's current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of €27 billion.