December 2006: StrikoWestofen-Group, Management Buy-out
In December 2006, BPE² Private Equity GmbH & Co. KG acquired a majority holding in StrikoWestofen-Group through a management buyout from Hochtemperatur Engineering GmbH. The company is specialized in the production of batching and melting furnaces for non-ferrous metals. StrikoWestofen has 50 years of global expertise in the technology of supply of liquid Aluminium and Magnesium and is a leading maufacturer in this segment. With a site in Wiehl as well as with subsidiaries in Zeeland/MI-USA, Hixon/Staffordshire/Great Britain and Strzelce Opolskie/Poland the group has consolidated revenues of € 45m.
In February 2013 BPE sold the StrikoWestofen group to AUCTUS Capital Partners AG and the Management in a secondary buy-out.