Founded in 1853 in Braunschweig, where it is still based, BMA is a technology and global market leader for machinery, individual process steps and entire factories for the industrial production and refining of sugar. BMA develops and manufactures machinery and equipment. It is also a key partner of the sugar industry, with services ranging from the planning and design of (new) plants, to commissioning, optimisation, service and maintenance. Plants and equipment from BMA play a major role worldwide in securing food supply and improving energy and CO2 efficiency in the sugar industry. Many innovations from BMA are today global industry standards.
Together with the BMA Board of Directors, Dr Dirk Steinbrink and Mr Uwe Schwanke, AUCTUS is planning to continue the BMA success story, mastering current market challenges (strained supply chains, high energy and material costs) and focusing on its potential (the localisation of the sugar industry, the growing importance of energy-efficient production and the digitalisation of process technologies in refineries).
At AUCTUS, Dr Nicolas Himmelmann, Timo Bräu, Peer Weder and Maximilian Ulrich have handled this company investment. Dr Nicolas Himmelmann, the partner responsible at AUCTUS, said: “We see BMA as a long-established yet innovative technology leader. Together with the BMA management, staff and customers, we are planning to develop its market position based on these strengths. We are delighted that Dr Manfred Puhlmann will continue in his role as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and in his commitment for BMA. And we look forward to a trusting relationship with the management and the whole team at BMA.” Dr Steinbrink added: “The BMA team is also looking forward to working together with AUCTUS and developing our market presence and innovation.”
AUCTUS is the most active private equity firm for medium-sized companies in the German language area. With almost 350 company investments in the past 20 years, we are the uncontested number one in Germany. Our successful work is regularly acknowledged with major awards and top international rankings.
In our investments we focus on majority shares in companies with annual sales of between €10m and €150m.
At AUCTUS we stand for sustainable organic growth and inorganic growth through acquisitions. We achieve this in a trusting partnership with the management of our companies. We specialise in growing successful medium-sized companies – we create market leaders.
Currently more than 20 experienced AUCTUS investment managers look after over 40 platform investments in different industries with annual sales of more than €2bn. Sales and earnings grow by an average of >10 % per year.
Founded in Braunschweig in 1853, BMA Braunschweigische Maschinenbauanstalt AG supplies machinery and equipment for the industrial-scale processing of renewable raw materials in the strategic business areas Sugar and Sweeteners, and Biomass.
Our range of services includes the development, design and manufacture of machinery and plants; the planning, assembly and commissioning of entire process steps; engineering and other consulting services; as well as after-sales service and manufacture based on customer drawings.
The BMA Group has a permanent workforce of more than 600, subsidiaries on four continents, and is represented by agents in over 80 countries. It exports its products to more than 60 countries every year.