06.12.2018

Invision invests in Ledlenser GmbH & Co. KG

Invision, a leading investment firm focused on growth companies in German speaking regions, has invested in Ledlenser, alongside Afinum and management.

Ledlenser is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered LED flashlights and headlamps used for professional, sporting and outdoor applications. Founded in 1994, the business is headquartered in Solingen (Germany).

The company produces a variety of torches and headlamps used in professional and industrial areas, including for the police force, firefighters, emergency services, industrial and security personnel. It also caters to outdoor enthusiasts, mountaineers, runners, cyclists and campers. With a wholly owned production site in China, over 100 patents and an unrivalled in-house R&D capability, Ledlenser covers the entire value chain.

Invision and Afinum acquired a majority stake in Ledlenser from Leathermann Tool Group Inc. with the aim to grow the company globally. The clear objective is to continue internationalising the sales footprint, invest in new and innovative products including addressing new market segments and continuing to build the premium brand which end-customers value and trust.

Thomas Willing, CEO of Ledlenser: “With Afinum and Invision investing in our company, we have secured two strong partners with significant financial capacity, aligned interests and the appetite to grow our business both organically as well as through targeted acquisitions.”

Peter Kroha, Partner and Managing Director of Invision in Germany: “When one holds a Ledlenser torch for the first time, one is immediately convinced by the design, functionality and haptics. We are delighted to partner with management and Afinum in order to continue the successful development of this exciting business.”

Invision Capital Partners V Ltd was advised by Mayland AG and Hogan Lovells in this transaction.

 

About Ledlenser

Ledlenser is one of the world’s market leaders in LED handheld torches and headlamps, with a focus on design, innovations and premium engineered products. Since 1994, Ledlenser has been developing flashlights and headlamps used by a variety of end-customers in the most demanding environments and where quality, security and reliability are critical.

For further information, please visit: www.ledlenser.de

 

About Invision

Since its foundation in 1997, Invision has become one of the leading investment companies for succession situations and growth financing in Europe. Over this period, INVISION has invested over EUR 750 million in equity capital in more than 50 companies, achieving sustainable value creation. Invision is a dedicated and entrepreneurial partner to founders, entrepreneurs and management teams. For all its investments, Invision places emphasis on thoroughly understanding the specific needs of the company as well as its founders, developing individual and tailor-made solutions. INVISION invests into established midsized companies while focusing on succession cases.

More information at www.invision.ch

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