Dietrich Engineering Consultants Gruppe

The company

Dietrich Engineering Consultants Group (‚Dec‘ or ‚Dec Group‘), headquartered in Switzerland, is a leading and globally operating nsupplier of powder handling and process containment systems with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry. Dec’s custom designed systems enable the safe and sterile transport of hazardous and explosive powders, thereby increasing safety, hygiene, containment and productivity of the production process.

Based on its leading technology, Dec was able to expand its product portfolio covering various process steps such as mixing, micronization, dosing, emptying and filling in addition to transportation.

The transaction

The two founders and shareholders of Dec Group have developed the Company into a leading system supplier with annual sales of over CHF 50 million. In order to fully implement the firm’s ambitious organic and inorganic growth plan the Dietrich family were looking for a partner with significant expertise in working with founder-led firms. Both brothers will remain shareholders and will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the Company.

The acquisition remains subject to approval from antitrust authorities. Seller and buyer have agreed not to disclose the financial terms of the transaction. Financing of the transaction is provided by capiton’s current investment vehicle, capiton V.

capiton was advised by Roland Berger (commercial), Deloitte (financial), EY (tax and structuring), BMH (legal), AvS (management audit) and Tauw (ESG).

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