ELF Capital finances further growth of leading Cleantech group ABIONIK

December 2020

The Berlin-based Cleantech company ABIONIK will continue to accelerate its growth and will benefit from Frankfurt based ELF Capital Group as an experienced and entrepreneurial private debt investor at its side. In total, ELF Capital Group provides a medium to long-term financing volume of more than 20.0 million Euro for ABIONIK, which will be used to replace the previous bank financing and finance further growth.


"ABIONIK is one of the market leaders for air and water treatment solutions and will benefit extremely from megatrends such as increasing urbanization, stricter environmental regulations, and progressive climate change. That is why we are accompanying the company and the management on this strong growth path. The prerequisites for this are financial freedom and a shared entrepreneurial understanding beyond traditional bank financing - and this is exactly what we stand for," said ELF founding partner Christian Fritsch.


ABIONIK is a pioneer in the environmental technology industry with almost 30 years of experience in water and air treatment. All products and services of ABIONIK - from the integrated compact wastewater treatment plant to highly efficient filter modules - are designed to reduce resource and energy consumption, contaminants, and other pollution in a sustainable way.

ABIONIK and ELF as entrepreneurial partners for private debt in German medium-sized businesses complement each other: The combination of a market-leading company, a deep understanding of the needs of medium-sized companies, and a highly professional credit process creates added value for all parties.


"We are very impressed by ELF Capital's expert and entrepreneurial approach and the dialogue based on partnership at eye level. This is especially true when compared to traditional banking models. Together we have found a customized financing solution. It adapts to our need for entrepreneurial flexibility and the specifics of the ABIONIK Group and not vice versa," said ABIONIK CEO Daniel Crawford.


"We look forward to contributing to further innovation and growth in the coming years as a partner of ABIONIK. This shows once again what private debt can do as an innovative financing instrument particularly for medium-sized companies", said Christian Fritsch. For ELF Capital this is already the second transaction in 2020 after the investment in WERU, the leading manufacturer of windows and front doors from Rudersberg in Swabia. In view of the well-filled pipeline, another transaction is expected to be closed before the end of the year. ELF Capital has thus established itself as a long-term financing partner for owner-managed companies.

About ABIONIK Group

The ABIONIK Group is one of the leading environmental technology providers for water and air treatment. The company bundles the competences of established German specialists to provide solutions for the entire value chain from one source. With the product brands Martin Systems, Likusta, and Steinhardt, the group has an innovative and mature product portfolio, which is used in municipal, industrial, and maritime environments. The ABIONIK Group looks back on almost 30 years of relevant worldwide experience in installation and service of its systems - with top quality products "Made in Germany". With its own locations in Germany, China and India, the group is very well positioned for future growth with approx. 200 employees and 35 million Euro turnover (2020).


Further information: www.abionik.com

About ELF Capital Group
ELF Capital Group specializes in flexible financing solutions for medium-sized companies with a focus on Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as well as Northwest Europe. The entire investment team has many years of experience in structuring tailor-made financing solutions for owner-managed medium-sized companies, management teams and private equity portfolio companies looking for an entrepreneurial, reliable, and committed financing partner. Through ELF Capital's network of entrepreneurs, private equity sponsors and advisors, ELF Capital provides individually designed financing solutions for established, fast-growing medium-sized companies as well as for companies in special situations. Target investments for companies range from 10 to 40 million EUR with a focus on capital solutions for companies with solid and profitable business models, a leading market position and good growth prospects.