ARTEMIS Group

The ARTEMIS Group is an internationally active financing and M&A consulting boutique and investment manager of real assets.

Who we are

The ARTEMIS Group is an international and cross-sector corporate finance and M&A consulting firm for start-up companies and medium-sized enterprises being active in the market since 2001. Beyond that, ARTEMIS Group, as an investment company (Kapitalanlagegesellschaft – “KAG”) registered with “BaFin” (the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority) is also active as an alternative asset manager. In doing so, ARTEMIS specifically focusses on the sectors agriculture & food and renewable energy.

What we do

As a partner at your side, we will guide your company from its first venture capital financing rounds to subsequently following expansions financings to classical corporate finance and M&A projects and lead you through each of these complex processes. Within the scope of our asset management services, we support institutional investors and family offices in the analysis, evaluation and monitoring of investment targets in the agriculture & food and renewable energy sectors.

How we work

Our long-term customer relations are built on trust, dependable statements and long-standing collaborative partnerships. This situation and the consistently excellent results we achieve are made possible, especially by employing experienced, highly qualified professionals well-versed in their fields and through the superlative, global networks we maintain in all areas relevant to our customers and thereby we can achieve the best possible results.

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Services

Financing

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The support ARTEMIS provides to you is delivered by staff with long-standing market experience and boasting excellent contacts. We will make the selection best suited to you, and combine all available instruments as efficiently as possible – regardless of whether being a well-established medium-sized enterprise or recently founded start-up company. As your ever-present partner, the ARTEMIS Group not only delivers the right financing concept, we will also actively assist you in the selection of investors and in the realisation of financing.


Our services in the field of financing:

  • Capital market transactions
  • Financial restructuring
  • Structured financing
  • Venture capital fundraising

Mergers & Acquisition

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Corporate transactions are generally complex with time also being a critical factor. The factors for success include sound preparation, a profit-focussed transaction strategy, discretion and an experienced team by your side to carefully steer the process and that possesses the requisite level of assertiveness. ARTEMIS M&A remains your ever-present partner during this challenging process.


Our services in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions:

  • Dealsourcing and evaluation of the company
  • Purchase / sale of enterprises and assets
  • Services provided in the role of "outsourced M&A" department
  • Support with due diligence

Asset Management

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The crisis in the financial market and wider-ranging regulations has seen investors and asset managers confronted with a variety of challenges in recent years. There is a move evident among many investors to realign their portfolios. Real assets have an increasingly important role to play. As a trusted advisor, ARTEMIS advises institutional investors, family offices and asset managers and, as an independent asset manager, it offers investment opportunities right across the agriculture & food value chain as well as in the area of renewable energies.


Our asset management services:

  • Agriculture & food asset management
  • Investment controlling
  • Independent investment advisory
  • Renewable asset management

References

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Team

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News

The GFFA (Global Forum for Food and Agriculture) is an international conference that deals with the main issues affecting the future of global agriculture and nutrition, politics, science and society, and encourages discussion about agricultural politics and food security. This year’s GFFA took place from 14th to 16th January in Berlin under the heading ‘How to feed our cities - agriculture and rural areas in the age of urbanisation’.

Agricultural experts from the ARTEMIS Group discussed the role of agriculture in securing food for our cities in the future with leading representatives from the EU Commission and the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations). During these discussions, the roles of professional and institutional investors in agriculture and the agricultural value chain were also debated. A key element was the creation of clear and stable framework conditions for necessary investments in agriculture.

The significance of this topic was emphasised by the General Secretary of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, in a video message. Urbanisation and supplying people in growing cities is one of the key forward-looking topics. As highlighted by the German Federal Minister for Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, urbanisation can only succeed in collaboration with sustainable, efficient agriculture. Agriculture and rural areas provide food, and therefore ‘the key to securing nutrition for people in cities’.

The ARTEMIS Group targets these topics with its agriculture investments. Sustainable investments in the agriculture sector are a clear win-win: secure income for investors, and a sustainable contribution to food security.

» see our ARTEMIS’s Agricultural Finance approach

In their field, Future Electronics is known as one of the world’s leading distributors of electronic parts. Based in Montreal, Canada, but spread across 169 branches in 42 countries, the company boasts excellent customer service and efficient complete solutions for global material management, and has a made an impressive name for themselves in the industry. Future Electronics work with a real-time IT infrastructure with up-to-date warehouse stock and availability, whereby operational processes, sales and marketing are consolidated worldwide.

From 11th to 13th November 2015, Future Electronics invited roughly 200 specialist delegates and decision makers from the fields of finance and logistics to a conference in Leipzig. The event was called ‘Innovation in Supply Chain’. Future Electronic business partners present included the Kathrein Group, Conrad Electronics, Rhose & Schwarz, Fujitsu and Sennheiser. Stephan Groß illuminated the topic of ‘Ability to Supply Fights Reduction of Capital Commitment’. He explained the possible link between availability, capital commitment, the cash conversion cycle and the relevant appraisal of the capital market.

Alongside Mr Groß, presentations were also held by Ole Gerkensmeyer, Future Electronics’ Regional Sales Director for Central Europe, Robert Viergens, DHL’s Senior Vice President Hubs and Gateways Europe, and Karl Högen, CEO North America for Witron.

Interested in our presentation? We’d be happy to send it to you! Please contact us via email (info@artemis-group.com).

In 2014, wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,042 MW were connected to the electricity grid in France. That same year, the Leonidas Group completed four wind farms with a total of 40 turbines and 84 MW in France. This corresponds to more than 8 per cent of the total market volume, whereby Leonidas Associates GmbH at the locations in Germany and France is one of the largest private investors in this market.

Since 2010, Leonidas has specialised in the construction and operation of solar and wind power plants in France, with a unique specialisation in the French market. The team of Leonidas therefore now includes more than 20 French native speakers. Particular emphasis is placed on technical expertise, which, with 15 staff in this field, is also reflected by the number of employees. The aim is the effective monitoring of maintenance partners on site, as well as preventive measures for the early detection of possible errors before they can cause a system shutdown.

The services offered by Leonidas begin with the selection and appraisal of projects, continue to the conclusion of the financing and the monitoring of the construction phase, through to commercial and technical operational management during the entire operating phase. The managed total investment volume of the company is now more than half a billion euros, over EUR 460 million of which is in French solar and wind power plants.

As part of the agreed cooperative association, the ARTEMIS Group and Leonidas Associates GmbH will address wind farm investment in France together with selected institutional investors, accompany these investors in the analysis and structuring of an investment and provide long-term support over the entire life cycle of the investment.

The tailor-made structuring of the investment vehicle, the best possible safeguarding of all project and operational risks and maximum transparency are just some of the numerous advantages of the shared approach for potential investors.

» See our joint investment approach

Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The acquisition took retroactive effect as of 01/07/2014. The final closing of the transaction took place in Q1 2015.

The BBS Automation Group now has around 540 employees at 8 locations in Europe, North America and Asia. As a global company, it has provided first-class products and quality service since 1891. BBS Automation offers innovative and flexible complete solutions in the field of automated assembly and testing technology and wet chemical surface treatment. The range of services extends from engineering and consulting to the complete range of machinery and equipment manufacturing for automation systems, through to the manufacturing of products by order of the customer.

ixmation emerged in 2000 through global acquisitions of smaller companies in the field of automation by Conzzeta AG, and by the end of 2013 employed a total of 359 employees at 5 locations, which generated revenues of CHF 41.8 million.

Through the expansion of the international network of BBS Automation Group at the locations of ixmation AG in the USA, Malaysia, China and Switzerland, existing problems in the global cooperation with international clients, such as language barriers, time differences and cultural differences, often fade increasingly into the background. The acquisition and the integration of ixmation AG into BBS Automation AG carried out with the accompaniment of the ARTEMIS Group allows the group of companies to advance to the forefront of internationally focussed players in this market environment, and to be able to deliver complete packages to their customers - from conception, through to planning, design, construction, commissioning and a perfectly synchronised delivery to the customer location.

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Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The transaction took place in Q3/2014.

Founded in 2004, ZoirosIT GmbH is a telemarketing company focused on customers in the IT and telecom sector. It advises and supports companies in the demanding field of B2B in client acquisition, scheduling, office staff of the sales department, through to the strengthening of customer loyalty and the consistent optimisation of existing customer relationships. With his team of around 100 employees, CEO Rüdiger Behmel currently supports national and international companies such as Adobe, Digi-Key, T-Systems, Messe München, Returnpath, Ciber AG, Emerson Network Power, Fireye and many more. Through the transaction, ZoirosIT GmbH will become part of the larger and financially strong AVEDO Group, a portfolio enterprise of Auctus Capital Partners AG, Munich, and can thus better exploit their growth potential in the future.

With 800 employees, four locations in Germany and its own data centre, the telemarketing specialist Avedo, based in Leipzig, has provided its customers and partners with a comprehensive range of services from a single source for over 10 years. As a result of its majority holding in ZoirosIT GmbH, the Avedo Group is now able to cover the southern German market and consistently pursue its course towards expansion and success.

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