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EQOS Energie acquires overhead line construction specialist Bilfinger FRB


Linz/Biberach (Germany), 21 March 2019 – EQOS Energie, a Triton Fund IV portfolio company, is continuing its strategic focus on its core business as well as its business fields of energy, telecommunications and traffic. As part of this focus, the company announced the acquisition of all shares of the overhead line construction specialist Bilfinger FRB GmbH based in Dinslaken (FRB), Germany, and of Bilfinger FRB S.à r.l. based in Luxembourg as of 1 April 2019.

FRB has proven expertise along with many years of experience in overhead line construction. FRB’s broad position leads to an offering of everything from a single source, line planning and statics to civil engineering and fitting. EQOS Energie will gain access to additional attractive projects and customers. Complementary customer bases, a supplementary investment strategy, complementary skills in the areas of calculation and project management as well as additional capacities provide considerable benefits for both parties. Based on the merger of both companies, there will not just be synergies but also the possibility of supporting customers’ increasing needs during larger projects. In addition, the regional positioning makes it possible to provide more intensive customer service locally. 

Through this acquisition, the company will benefit from the addition of some 180 additional experts in six additional locations in Germany and Luxembourg.

After the acquisition of all business shares of Bilfinger FRB GmbH, the company will do business under the name EQOS Energie Freileitungsbau.

About EQOS Energie

EQOS Energie is one of the leading providers in the area of complex technical infrastructures. Whether it is a complete solution or selective support: Currently, about 1,600 employees are working in almost 30 locations in five different countries. The company specialises in services in the industries of energy, telecommunications and traffic. The expertise covers the entire value chain – from engineering and fitting to maintenance.

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About Triton

Since its establishment in 1997, Triton has sponsored nine funds, focusing on businesses in the industrial, business services, consumer and health sectors.

The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe.

Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvements and growth. The 38 companies currently in Triton's portfolio have combined sales of around €13,6 billion and around 84,500 employees.

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