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POELLATH advises DPE Deutsche Private Equity on acquisition of Sill Optics

Funds advised by Deutsche Private Equity (“DPE”) have acquired a majority stake in Sill Optics GmbH & Co. KG, Wendelstein (“Sill Optics”). The seller and buyer have agreed not to disclose the purchase price of the transaction.

The previous owners are funds advised by PINOVA Capital GmbH (“PINOVA”) and CEO Christoph Sieber, who remains a major shareholder under DPE, together with CFO Benjamin Sauter.

Sill Optics is a leading manufacturer of precision optics used in laser material processing, additive manufacturing, medical technology and attendant chip manufacturing processes, among others. With its products and solutions, Sill Optics serves promising markets and contributes substantially to the functionality and precision of the customers’ system, whether through the precise focusing of laser beams in additive manufacturing, telecentric lenses in optical quality control or special microscopy optics. With around 250 employees, Sill Optics develops and manufactures in Wendelstein.

DPE Deutsche Private Equity was founded in 2007 and is an independent German private equity company investing in medium-sized companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Over the past 15 years, DPE has become one of Germany’s largest growth investors and currently manages total assets of over EUR 2 billion. The core of its investment strategy is in industrial technology, B2B services, energy and environmental technology, digitalization/software and healthcare.

POELLATH advised DPE on all tax aspects of the acquisition with the following Munich team:

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