acontis, the leading provider of EtherCAT OEM software, is entering into a partnership with Maxburg

In order to strengthen the company's further growth and further expand its excellent market position, the original founders and shareholders of acontis technologies GmbH, Christoph Widmann and Stefan Zintgraf, have included Maxburg Beteiligungen III (“Maxburg”), a capital fund advised by Maxburg Capital Partners, into the group of shareholders. Heinrich Munz, a non-operational shareholder at acontis, sold all of his company shares as part of the transaction.

"With Maxburg's participation, acontis has excellent opportunities to position itself even better in the field of EtherCAT and real-time virtualization and to actively participate in future technology developments such as time-sensitive networking," says Stefan Zintgraf, managing director of acontis technologies GmbH. For Christoph Widmann, also managing director of acontis, the participation is another important milestone in the company's development: “We are convinced that in Maxburg we have found an entrepreneurial, long-term oriented partner who will accompany us on our future path. At the same time, we would like to thank Mr. Munz, our previous co-shareholder, who has supported us in setting up the company over the past years. We are now looking forward to a new phase of growth that we will initiate together with Maxburg. "

Felix Treptow from Maxburg explains: “We have been watching the company for some time and are impressed by the quality of the management and the entire team. Over the past few years, the company has established itself as the world's leading provider of EtherCAT. Acontis is an agile, scalable company and, as a key provider for machine-to-machine communication, is excellently positioned in the long-term growing markets of automation technology, robotics, medical and measurement and data acquisition technology. In times of digitization and increasing network and system interoperability in the context of Industry 4.0, acontis is experiencing additional momentum. With our flexible shareholder mandate, we can implement tailor-made solutions even in times of economic change. We look forward to supporting the team with our experience and expertise in realizing our common goals. "

About Maxburg Capital Partners:

Maxburg is an investment company focused on the DACH area and concentrates on long-term corporate investments with the aim of permanent and sustainable increase in value. Maxburg has an exceptionally flexible investment mandate and invests in privately held and listed companies in various ways of capital structuring (shareholders' funds, equity mezzanine). The RAG-Stiftung is the anchor investor behind Maxburg Capital Partners, with capital commitments of € 600 million. Since the beginning of 2019, the RAG-Stiftung has been bearing the responsibility for financing the perpetual obligations resulting from hard coal mining in Germany.

About acontis technologies GmbH:

acontis technologies GmbH is the world's and technically leading provider of EtherCAT OEM software. The company, which focuses on industrial communication and real-time systems, has developed into the global market leader in the 20 years after the company was founded, especially for OEM customers in the field of EtherCAT-based controls. The acontis EtherCAT products are a key component and indispensable in many systems of world-leading companies from different industries.