Aquin Advises:

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Key Terms

> With effect from April 30, 2012, ZETT OPTICS GmbH successfully acquired 100 percent of the shares of HELLUX GmbH and HELLUX Construktions-Licht GmbH.
> Aquin acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the HELLUX owners, Joachim Aulig and Hans-Ludwig Aulig, and in close collaboration with the CEO of the Hellux Group, Maurice Freiherr von Dalwigk.

Strategic Logic

> The merger of HELLUX and ZETT OPTICS will strengthen their position in the growing market of conventional and LED-based street lighting.
> For HELLUX, this step represents a milestone within its strategic focus for the following years. HELLUX will continue to exist as an independent brand, using ZETT OPTICS’ developmental and technological expertise and resources as a platform to expand its market position in the future. Joachim Aulig, remaining in the business management of both HELLUX corporations, welcomes the new partnership.


> HELLUX, founded in 1891, stands for high-quality solutions in exterior lighting. With its own resources in development, design and manufacturing, HELLUX offers a wide range of outdoor- and street lighting as well as column-, bollard-, ceiling- and wall-mounted luminaires.
> The company employs 120 people at their locations in Berlin, Laatzen and Budweis (Czech Republic).


> ZETT OPTICS, founded in 1928 and based in Braunschweig (Germany), is active in lighting technology, focusing on the rapidly growing field of LED lighting for demanding applications.
> ZETT OPTICS is a portfolio company of VENTIZZ CAPITAL PARTNERS, a private equity firm based in Düsseldorf (Germany).

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