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    NORMA
    Germany / Private Equity

    Industrial

    Overview

    NORMA Group a global market and technology leader in the attractive niche market of engineered joining technology. During our ownership it evolved from a successful family business into an undisputed international leading manufacturer of clamping and connecting technology.

    We formed NORMA Group by investing in Rasmussen, a leading supplier for joining technology, and merging it with ABA. Over a five year period, NORMA transformed in to a global market leader through accelerated organic growth, strategic acquisitions and margin expansion. Revenue doubled between 2005 and 2010, representing a 15% CAGR, and sales outside Germany increased by 80% over this period, from 41% to 74%.

    Highlights under our ownership

    • Delivered four transformational M&A transactions and a continuous series of smaller acquisitions
    • Increased its capabilities in product development and strengthened its presence in developing markets with new plants in India, China, Thailand, Mexico, Russia and Serbia. 
    • Delivered c. €40m of additional EBITDA as a result of operational improvements
    • In April 2011, NORMA successfully floated on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
    “3i is proud to have contributed to the success of NORMA which has grown from a regional German player to an undisputed international leader.” Ulf von Haacke, Managing Director, 3i Germany
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