Germany / Private Equity



    Schlemmer is a global leader in cable management solutions for the automotive industry. It develops and produces cable protection, as well as air and fluid handling systems, for automotive and commercial applications. Schlemmer offers a well-diversified product portfolio and operates a global manufacturing network.

    We are working with the Schlemmer team to build on the company’s strength in Europe and Asia and further grow its global footprint by strengthening its presence in the US market through organic expansion and select add-on acquisitions.


    • Via our Business Leaders Network we introduced Günter Hauptmann and Knut Michelberger as Non-Executive Directors
    • Cable management sector is well-positioned to take advantage of megatrends such as connectivity, e-mobility, and autonomous driving and safety
    • Since 3i‘s investment, the company has further professionalised its governance & compliance systems and financial reporting, including the introduction of additional staff and new software tools
    "We are delighted to be partnering with 3i for the next stage in our global growth story. I’m convinced that Schlemmer will greatly benefit from 3i’s deep experience and strong track record in the automotive industry, as well as from its international network." Josef Minster, CEO, Schlemmer

    Regulatory information 
    This transaction involved a recommendation of 3i Investments plc, advised by 3i Germany.

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