by Montis CF
Aschaffenburg/ Frankfurt/ Mannheim, 18 December 2020
MONTIS Corporate Finance successfully advised the shareholders of BitterPower GmbH („BitterPower“) on their sale of a majority stake to ARCUS Capital AG („ARCUS“). Good Brands AG and Grenion Capital fully exited their shares in the process. Both founders and managing directors Andre Sierek and Jan Stratmann as well as Start Now GmbH centered around Judith Williams will continue to hold a minority stake after a partial sale of their shares.
Founded in 2018, BitterPower GmbH distributes foods and dietary supplements under the own brand “BitterLiebe”. In addition to the own web store „BitterLiebe“ products are also available in more than 4,000 dm, Rossmann and Budnikowsky retail stores across Germany as well as on a regular basis via teleshopping on HSE24. The company records a growth rate of more than 120%, nearly EUR double-digit millions in revenues and a EUR seven-digit profit. The remarkable development of the company was greatly impacted by the successful participation in the VOX TV show „Die Höhle der Löwen“ in 2019.
For Andre Sierek and Jan Stratmann, founders and managing directors of BitterPower GmbH, the transaction represents a fundamental milestone in the future development of the company: „The transaction is an important strategic step to lead the company into a successful future and address the planned further growth. We are very much looking forward to working with Stefan Eishold and his team at ARCUS Capital. Furthermore, we would like to particularly thank our M&A advisor MONTIS Corporate Finance, who clearly exceeded our expectations and achieved the optimal result in the joint project. The MONTIS team managed the transaction process and the individual needs of all shareholders at all times in a highly professional and extremely harmonious manner. We as founders felt exceptionally supported and guided during this process and strongly recommend MONTIS to other founders while we are also looking forward to further joint projects in the future.”