- Under DPE’s ownership, VTU increased its revenues by approximately 160 percent
- VTU is a process engineering company servicing blue-chip customers in the life sciences and fine chemicals industries
- Altor Equity Partners makes investments in medium-sized companies
Altor Equity Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in VTU Group from from funds advised by DPE Deutsche Private Equity Management III. VTU’s management will reinvest in the the company as part of the transaction.
Based in Graz, Austria, VTU is a process engineering company servicing blue-chip customers in the life sciences and fine chemicals industries. VTU is an EPCMv (engineering, procurement, construction management and validation) provider with more than 1,200 employees across Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Belgium.
DPE Deutsche Private Equity (DPE) acquired a majority stake in VTU in 2018. Under the Munich-based firm’s ownership, VTU made three strategic acquisitions increased its revenues by approximately 160 percent, according to DPE.
“Since our investment into VTU in early 2018, the Company has generated double-digit annual growth and significantly expanded its international footprint and value chain coverage,” said Guido Prehn, managing partner at DPE.
DPE Deutsche Private Equity is an independent German investment company that invests in SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Altor makes investments in medium sized companies, predominantly in the Nordics. The firm has invested in over 85 companies and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.