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ALBA Baving
Group

Customers
400+
Average Top Customer Relationship
20 Years+
General Municipalities
120+
Status
Current
Country
Germany
Sector
Business Services
Entry
Nov-20
Fund
IK SC II

Leading infrastructure cleaning and maintenance service provider

ALBA Baving Group is a leading German infrastructure cleaning and maintenance service provider offering essential services for the public including street sweeping, sink box cleaning, roadway and construction site cleaning and winter and greenspace maintenance.

The Group is a market leader in street sweeping for smaller municipalities (less than 50,000 inhabitants) and serves a broad and stable customer base. ALBA’s strong proposition is characterised by operational excellence and productivity, fleet scale and high digitalisation capabilities in fleet operations, documentation and tour planning.

IK Partners acquired a majority stake from the founding family in November 2020.

What Attracted Us to the Business

  • Leading platform in the market segment of smaller municipalities
  • Scale of fleet and operational excellence is competitive differentiator
  • Unparalleled, industry-leading digitalisation toolkit
  • Strong management team with long-term industry experience

Our Value Creation Strategy

We are working alongside management to:

  • Drive organic growth in core geographical areas and segments;
  • Consolidate the core market through selected add-on acquisitions;
  • Roll out digital solutions to the whole fleet, including acquired targets; and
  • Expand and strengthen one-stop-shop platform for infrastructure cleaning services.

Responsibility Highlights

High environmental, social and governance standards through the use of renewable energy resources, hybrid / electric drive technology, high emission standards (Euro6), health and safety standards.

“ALBA Baving Group is a leading infrastructure service provider to municipalities and B2B customers. We are very proud of the long-term growth path, the loyalty of our customers and our qualified employees. With IK we found the right partner to continue our strategic development to a full-service provider of infrastructure services. IK’s experience, capabilities and shared vision for ALBA provide valuable support in developing the Company and further expanding our market position.”

Philipp Wernsmann, Chief Executive Officer

Investment Team

Nils Pohlmann

Partner
Hamburg

Ingmar Bär

Director
Hamburg