ARQIS advises management on the acquisition of AVS

14. December 2017

Funds advised by Triton and AVS management acquired AVS Verkehrssicherung GmbH, the leading highway traffic safety services provider in Germany.

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval. ARQIS advised the management of AVS on the transaction.

AVS Verkehrssicherung is a leading specialist provider of highway traffic safety services in Germany. The Company, headquartered in Kuerten, offers all essential services throughout highway traffic-safety projects. These services range from initial planning and obtaining permits to complete construction site setup and security. AVS has a nationwide presence with 14 locations across Germany and around 500 employees.

“AVS Verkehrssicherung, as the market leader in Germany, has been continuously building its current presence over the last years. This transaction is an important milestone, enabling us to continue with our strategic efforts. We welcome Triton as a new majority owner and a respected investor that will embrace and support the execution of our plans for further developing the company for the future”, said Dieter Berghaus, CEO of AVS Verkehrssicherung.

“AVS Verkehrssicherung is a great company with an impressive growth profile. We are convinced about the positive fundamentals of this industry segment and are looking forward to supporting the growth in the coming years”, added Nadia Meier-Kirner, Investment Advisory Professional and Advisor to the Triton Funds.

The ARQIS team around Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze is focused on advising mid-cap private equity funds, most recently AUCTUS, Omnes Capital or Keystone Capital. The team also regularly advises management investments in the context of private equity acquisitions. ARQIS recently advised the management of care home operator Alloheim during the acquisition by Nordic Capital. Contact with the management of AVS came about through a recommendation from another management related advisory mandate.

Advisors to management of AVS

ARQIS Rechtsanwälte (Dusseldorf): Dr. Jörn-Christian Schulze (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Andrea Panzer-Heemeier (Labour Law); Associates: Nima Hanifi-Atashgah (Corporate/M&A), Dr. Eva Trost (Labour Law)


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