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Aussafer acquires Hailtec

21 Invest leads Aussafer towards internationalization: 3rd acquisition completed of German company Hailtec

Under the leadership of 21 Invest, Aussafer has completed its first international acquisition by investing in Hailtec, a leading company in the niche of high precision metalworking, specialized in prototyping electric motors and in the medical sector. The journey towards creating the European leader of the sector is launched with a turnover of over € 100 million (30% generated abroad) and nearly 500 employees

Aussafer is Italy's first high-tech steel processing hub and since December 2020 has been in 21 Invest's portfolio, a European investment group founded and led by Alessandro Benetton. After consolidating its position in the domestic market with the acquisitions of Ramo in 2021 and Laserjet in 2022, Aussafer signed its 3rd acquisition of Hailtec, a German company, opening the door to the German market.

Led by the Citossi family, based in the Northeast of Italy, the group offers a complete range of high-value-added metalworking, ranging from high-precision laser cutting to robotized welding, and is capable of accompanying the customer from co-design to the realization of the finished product, with a business unit focused on electric motor prototyping.

Hailtec, founded near Stuttgart and led by young entrepreneur Alexander Renz, will bring a significant added-value to the group thanks to its specialization in various market niches, including electronics, e-mobility, micro-precision mechanics, and medical, for example developing prosthetics in special materials such as titanium.

Following the acquisition, Alexander Renz will remain a shareholder of the company and head of the German division of the group.

This deal is a fundamental milestone for the project, led by 21 Invest, strengthening its direct presence in Germany, the largest European market by size, and bringing the group to a total turnover of above € 100 million (with a growing share generated abroad, currently around 30%) and a total of nearly 500 employees.

Aussafer was assisted in legal and corporate matters by Cappelli RCCD, in financial, tax, and business due diligence by KPMG, and by goetzpartners as financial advisor.
Hailtec was assisted in legal and corporate matters by DLA.

Alessandro Benetton, Chairman and Founding Managing Partner of 21 Invest, comments: "I am very satisfied with this new acquisition for Aussafer. Our mission is to create a leader in high-tech steel processing not only in Italy but in Europe, and the acquisition of a German treasure in the sector brings us a further step in this direction. We continue to be committed to supporting the growth of a group that will stand out for excellent skills, reputation, and its ability to assert itself on the international scene".

Giacomo Citossi,* CEO of Aussafer, comments: "The addition of Hailtec to our group is a fundamental step to transform a national champion into a leading European group. The technological synergy with Hailtec once again raises the bar in the market for high-precision processing and in the sector of electric motor prototyping. I am happy to have found strong harmony with a young German entrepreneur like Alex. Both of us look to the future with the ambition to become an international leader".

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