Press release

PRESSEMITTEILUNG vom 16. November 2016

16. November 2016

Gegenbauer and RGM: A clever move for a strong future

With retroactively effect to January 1st, 2016, Gegenbauer Holding SE & Co. KG (Gegenbauer), Berlin, obtains 90% of the shares of RGM Holding GmbH (RGM), Dortmund, previously held by Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH, Georgsmarienhütte. The merger of both companies was made possible by the reorganization of the business areas of the existing majority shareholder of RGM, who will focus on the core business of steel production and processing as well as forging and casting technology. The consolidation of the two companies creates a fully integrated real estate service provider. As a new heavyweight in the market, the affiliated companies with a total workforce of around 17,000 staff members generate an overall performance of around 660.0 million EUR. Both companies have agreed to maintain secrecy on the purchase price.

"With the reorganization of its business focus, Georgsmarienhütte Holding has opened the way for a further and exciting development of RGM with a strategic partner," explains Fritz-Klaus Lange, Managing Partner of RGM Holding GmbH. Lange will continue to hold his 10% share as well as his chairmanship within the management of RGM. Over the past years, RGM has achieved impressive growth far beyond the market. The takeover of the shares of Georgsmarienhütte Holding by a recognized company from the real estate industry enables RGM to continue its successful growth path within a strong partnership.

Complementary geographic coverage and service range
"Both companies complement each other perfectly regarding both the geographic coverage as well as the content related services," concludes Christian Lewandowski, Chairman of Gegenbauer’s Holding Management Board, adding: "In the course of our discussions, we have worked out interesting and exciting plans for the future which will benefit our now shared and solid customer base."

While RGM traditionally focuses on technical FM services as well as property management, the Gegenbauer Group is active in infrastructural facility management, security services as well as the aviation services segment. Outside Germany, the newly formed group is present in foreign markets in Poland, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Turkey.    

Continuity and stable structures
Under the umbrella brand Gegenbauer, RGM will continue to operate as a stand-alone company with the established market presence "RGM - adding value" and its well-known management which is familiar with the market conditions. Within the newly-formed group of companies, RGM will be responsible for the technical and integrated facility management in particular.

In the future, the entire company group will be run by Christian Lewandowski and Fritz-Klaus Lange, who act as co-chairs. "The collaboration with a well-known and acknowledged colleague in the industry will facilitate the integration of RGM" Lange continues.

The takeover of the RGM company shares by Gegenbauer is subject to approval by the responsible antitrust authorities.

RGM Holding GmbH

RGM Holding GmbH, Dortmund, is one of the leading real estate service enterprises in Germany with a focus on technical, commercial and infrastructural Property Management, Facility Management and Industrial Services. In 2017, approx. 1,900 fulltime employees (FTE) generated a total turnover of 192.8 million EUR. RGM Holding GmbH is a company of Gegenbauer Holding SE & Co. KG, Berlin.

RGM supports the "FM – We make it happen" initiative

RGM supports the "FM – We make it happen" initiative. The aim of this campaign is to effectively communicate the range of services of professional Facility Management (FM) and to spark an interest in junior managers for a career in FM. Members of the initiative include leading German Facility Management companies, as well as the industry association GEFMA.

Press Contact:

Nils Lueken
Managing Director

Holding GmbH
Hansastraße 95
44137 Dortmund

Tel.: +49 231 98 70 87-262
Fax: +49 231 98 70 87-7262
Mobil: +49 163 8 29 07 22

Lena Reimers
Corporate Development / Public Relations

Holding GmbH
Hansastraße 95
44137 Dortmund

Tel.: +49 231 98 70 87-346
Fax: +49 231 98 70 87-282
Mobil: +49 176 30 09 42 08

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