OF BLUE CAP
Since it was founded in 2006, Blue Cap AG has offered German SMEs support in growing sustainably. Under the leadership of a three-strong Management Board we are continuously systematising and diversifying our portfolio companies in order to achieve long-term growth in our portfolio and generate sustainable added value for the portfolio companies.
Sale of UniplastWe sell Uniplast to the company's CEO and COO/CIO as part of a management buy-out.
First time offering of a scrip dividendFor the first time, our shareholders have the option of choosing between having the dividend paid out in cash or in the form of new shares. Shareholders with a total of 70% of the share capital have opted for the scrip dividend.
Changes at the top of the company: Tobias Hoffmann-Becking, CIO since April 2020 and responsible for the areas of mergers & acquisitions and capital market, takes over the newly created position as CEO. There is also a change in the COO position: Henning Eschweiler takes over for Ulrich Blessing, who ends his mandate early.
The first sustainability reportin accordance with the German Sustainability Code (DNK) is published in May.
Acquisition of Transline Group: Blue Cap AG acquires a stake of 74% in one of the largest translation services providers and strengthens its Business Services division. The first add-on acquisition under the Blue Cap umbrella follows in July: Transline takes over the translation service provider Micado.
One more exit: After restructuring the company in 2021 with a focus shift towards the after-sales business Blue Cap sells its 100% stake in Gämmerler to a strategic investor
Numerous acquisitions during the year: In January, Blue Cap acquires 71% of the shares in plastics specialist Hero. In April, the add-on acquisition and integration of Recyplast by con-pearl is completed. In August, Blue Cap announces the acquisition of 93% of the shares in HY-LINE Verwaltungs GmbH and its subsidiaries
Capital increaseof 10% of the share capital placed with institutional investors
Attractive exit:Blue Cap sells Carl Schaefer Gold- und Silberscheideanstalt to a strategic investor
Further adjustments to the portfolio:Sale of the remaining shares in Greiffenberger and two properties not needed for operations
Change of management:After founder Dr Schubert steps down, 2020 kicks off with a new management team. Ulrich Blessing and Matthias Kosch take up their posts in January, Tobias Hoffmann-Becking steps in to complement the Management Board team in April 2020
May:Sale of the medical technology manufacturer em-tec to a strategic investor (Dover Corporation, USA)
Add-on acquisitionof Linus s.r.o. by Neschen Coating
The subsidiary SMB-Davidfiles for insolvency in June: The impact on the Group is limited and the step contributes to the streamlining of the portfolio
The planned saleof properties not required for operations kicks off with two sales
Company founder Dr Schubertsteps down from Blue Cap at the end of the year
Add-on acquisition: Neschen Coating acquires the Swiss company Netra AG, adding an additional European site to its distribution network
Blue Cap acquires 100%of the shares in con-pearl (formerly friedola TECH), a manufacturer of lightweight plastic products for the packaging and automotive industries
Blue Cap acquires 100%of the shares in Uniplast Knauer, a manufacturer of plastic cups for the food industry
With the saleof the medical technology manufacturer Wisap Medical Technology, Blue Cap succeeds in transforming the company into a strategic and internationally active group of companies (Aohua, China)
First dividend payout:The shareholders participate in Blue Cap’s success with a dividend payout of EUR 1
Acquisition of a stakein Greiffenberger AG following a capital increase
The adhesive tape manufacturer Biolinkis sold to the Saint-Gobain Group (France). As a result, the Planatol Group is restructured under company law. The key real estate and properties are transferred to the Group’s internal real estate management company Blue Cap Asset Management
Blue Capmakes two acquisitions this year: It acquires 100% of the shares in Neschen Coating, a specialist in media coating, and 100% of the shares in Carl Schaefer Gold- und Silberscheideanstalt
The borrowed capital baseof the company is expanded through the issue of a promissory note loan
With the acquisitionof em-tec (100%), Blue Cap expands its involvement in the medical technology sector further. The company also acquires 85.5% of the shares in nokra Optische Prüftechnik und Automation (increase to 90% of shares in 2016)
As part of a management buyout,Blue Cap purchases 100% of the shares in H. Schreiner Verwaltungs GmbH
As part of an asset dealresulting from insolvency, Blue Cap acquires 100% of the shares in the medical device manufacturer WISAP Medical Technology
Add-on acquisition:Planatol acquires the adhesive manufacturer Wetzel
Blue Capacquires 100% of the shares in Gämmerler, a manufacturer of finishing equipment for the printing industry
Exit of maxxtecdue to sale of remaining shares
The adhesive technology companyPlanatol becomes part of the Blue Cap portfolio with a stake of 18% (increase to 100% of shares in 2017). The company also brings Biolink Gesellschaft für Verbindungstechnologien with it into the Blue Cap Group
Blue Cap acquires a stake in maxxtec AG through the purchase of shares (18% shareholding)
Acquisition of 70% of the sharesin H. Schreiner Verwaltungs GmbH (increase to 100% of shares in 2008)
Blue Cap AGis founded by Dr Hannspeter Schubert in Munich
In October,Blue Cap celebrates its successful debut on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
The first acquisitions comprise a 15% takeover of the shares in Inheco (increase to 42% of shares in 2007) and the acquisition of 40% of the shares in SMB-David (increase to 100% of shares in 2011)