Private Equity has made a total of 189 investments in companies purely in the Industrial Manufacturing sector. Regarding this 2021 and future years, the evolution is more than positive as shown in the graph. The year 2021 is incomplete because we are practically in the middle of the year. However, in the forecast it can be seen that the trend is to start growing.
In terms of Private Equity with more investments, we highlight S-UBG Group, a German group that offers investment to companies with high growth potential. They invest in successful mid-sized companies with their own capital, which makes long-term investments possible.
S-UBG Group has a very diverse portfolio, ranging from mechanical engineering or medical technology companies to service providers. In the manufacturing sector, the German firm has invested in three companies. Two of them are very recent as they were realized in October 2020. The other was made in November 2007.
The companies financed last year belong to a group of companies specialized in the production, processing and finishing of glass. This is ClimaPlusSecurit, a German group with almost 30 companies specializing in glass. The companies in this group invested by the most active Private Eqiuty in the sector, S-UBG, were Thermoglas Niederrhein and Glas Trienes, both companies based in western Germany. The former is a specialist in insulating glass and the latter in safety glass.
The third investment made by the S-UBG Group in the sector was in RATTAY, a leading German supplier of metal hoses and expansion joints for a wide range of industries.
Despite the fact that this German Private Equity makes only investments in its country, it has a very positive future projection, since, in addition to Germany being the country with the second-largest business fabric dedicated to industrial manufacturing, the industry is undergoing a shift towards digitalization as mentioned in the Investment Analysis made by Baker Tilly's specialists in the sector. This means that for the near future many industrial companies will be created or modified into companies with great projection, prototype companies for S-UBG to invest in. Therefore, this German firm has a possible strategy to follow by focusing on industrial companies that help the digitalization of the sector.