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Messerschmitt Systems

Hotel Customer Base
Small Cap

Leading provider of access control and room management systems for the premium hotel industry

Messerschmitt Systems (“the Company”) is a leading provider of access control and room management systems, as well as related after-market consumables and services to the global hotel industry. Founded in 1994 by Hartmut Messerschmitt, the Company has gained a reputation for combining system integration and product design, providing its clients with cutting-edge solutions which increase guest comfort and save energy. The Company’s multifunctional ‘Room Management Systems’ and innovative ‘Access Control Systems’ are trusted by more than 2,000 hotels worldwide.

The Company has grown into a global market leader with a fully integrated value chain from development, engineering and manufacturing to supply, installation and the related aftersales market.

IK Partners acquired Messerschmitt from its founder in a primary transaction in May 2017.

What Attracted us to the Business

  • Excellent product and service portfolio with successful innovation track record
  • Strong and leading position in attractive market of global premium hotels with long-term growth drivers and outlook
  • Long-standing relationships with key hotel groups and premium hotels in its core geographies

Our Value Creation Strategy

We are working alongside management to:

  • Pursue organic growth in existing core regions by expanding the salesforce;
  • Further international expansion into selected adjacent regions;
  • Strategically develop and grow the after-market business via expansion of services; and
  • Pursue strategic M&A opportunities.

Responsibility/ESG Highlights

Through Messerschmitt’s energy-efficient solutions, hotels can save energy costs and reduce their carbon footprint. Moreover, Messerschmitt is continuously driving sustainability-focused product innovation, recently with the introduction of an organic key card alternative made from biodegradable material.

Quote from the Client

“Messerschmitt Systems is a market leader in providing access control and customised room management systems for the global hotel industry. Since partnering with IK Partners, we’ve been able to capitalise on growth opportunities in our sector. I am excited to be working alongside them with a joint, continued focus on making operational improvements and growing the Company organically.”

Eduard Sworski, Chief Executive Officer, Messerschmitt Systems

Investment Team

IK Partners People - Anders Petersson

Anders Petersson

Managing Partner, Healthcare Sector Lead
IK Partners People - Nils Pohlmann

Nils Pohlmann

IK Partners People - Ingmar Bär

Ingmar Bär