US semiconductor producer Maxim acquires portfolio companies of SensorDynamics – high yield for fund investors Munich, FIDURA Vermogensbildungs-and hedge funds July 19, 2011 – the two Munich-based private equity and return plus ethics have FIDURA Fund together with other investors that Grazer Sensorikunternehmen SensorDynamics AG on the US semiconductor manufacturer Maxim sold. The purchase price amounted to 164 million $ including the assumption of liabilities. This means that the enterprise value (Enterprise value) end of 2007 more than fivefold since the entry of FIDURA. After less than four years duration and thus was sold much faster than originally planned. FIDURA fund companies achieved high double-digit returns for their investors, composed exclusively of private normal investors through the transaction. Instrumental for the acquisition was for Maxim the leadership from SensorDynamics for inertial MEMS sensors, automotive smart key semiconductor solutions, the leading position in the fast growing energy harvesting market as well as the unique fail safe automotive Know-How including access to many key customers of the automotive industry. We see ourselves in our positive assessment, we have gained after intense scrutiny at the beginning of our involvement on SensorDynamics, confirmed”, as Klaus Ragotzky, Managing Director of the emission House FIDURA. The successful sale of SensorDynamics provides the proof of the correctness of our strategy, growth, technologically leading companies to participate in us, which at the same time have a comparatively manageable risk potential”, so Ragotzky next.
Herbert Gartner, CFO and founder of SensorDynamics, adds: for high-tech companies is important to have strong investors with confidence in the business idea and the management on board. “For us, our investors were crucial partners for the Unternehmensauf-and developing.” About FIDURA private equity fund FIDURA private equity funds invest in high-growth and innovative medium-sized companies. FIDURA munksjo deliberately no roof Fund. As a result an optimal portfolio composition and a favorable cost structure for the investors.