Schmidt + Bartl was founded in 1985 in Villingen-Schwenningen and has been active in the distribution of semi-finished plastic products, plastic piping systems and elastomers for almost 30 years. Furthermore, the company operates in the production of small-series technical plastic and elastomer parts for more than 15 years and uses a wide range of machinery from CNC milling machines to 3D printers for this purpose. Due to high material competences in plastic design, Schmidt + Bartl advises the development departments of its customers from the idea to the production stage of a product. The semi-finished plastic products can be individually further processed in-house or externally by applying various processing methods. With its very broad product portfolio ranging from standard to high-performance plastics and its customer and supplier relationships that have been in place for several decades, the company generates annual sales of over EUR 20 million with approx. 30 employees.
DZ BANK AG advised the shareholders of Schmidt + Bartl on the sale to VR Equitypartner and UnternehmensGut.
VR Equitypartner is one of the leading equity financiers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company supports medium-sized family businesses in finding strategic solutions to complex financing issues. Investment opportunities include growth and expansion financing, corporate succession and shareholder changes. VR Equitypartner offers majority and minority shareholdings as well as mezzanine financing. VR Equitypartner’s portfolio currently comprises around 60 commitments with an investment volume of EUR 400 million. The co-investor UnternehmensGut is an owner-managed asset manager with a focus on minority and majority shareholdings.