Aurelius Capital
  • Deal increases VAG’s geographical reach and product offering in Brazil and Latin America
  • Acquisition supports VAG’s ambition to strengthen its position as the leading supplier of water and wastewater valves on a global scale
  • AURELIUS` fifth add-on acquisition in 2022, underlining buy-and-built strategy

Munich/Mannheim/São Paulo, April 4, 2022 – VAG, a portfolio company of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8), closed the acquisition of RTS (Brazil), a supplier of valve solutions, from the company’s previous owner. RTS’ well-known market position and customer base looks set to allow VAG to expand its geographical reach along with complementary product portfolios of the two companies. This will allow VAG to offer a broad range of high-quality water flow control solutions for water treatment and distribution, wastewater management, dams and hydropower.

RTS is a leading Brazil-based manufacturer of valve solutions used in water, wastewater and other industries such as energy. The company is headquartered in Guarulhos – São Paulo, Brazil, and has a well-established customer base in its home country. Becoming a VAG Group brand, RTS will support VAG’s growth in Brazil and other Latin American markets. RTS and VAG have been collaborating since 2004 and RTS has been an official VAG distributor in Brazil since 2012.

“We are very pleased about this opportunity for VAG and RTS to join forces and offer even better products and services to our customers in Brazil and Latin America with RTS becoming one of VAG’s Group brands. RTS has been a trusted partner of VAG for many years, so our two companies already know each other very well. We are confident that together we will be able to respond to our customer needs in Brazil better than ever before”, says Dr. Jan Nopper, CEO of VAG Group.

“This acquisition will further strengthen VAG’s position in the region towards a market leading position. It is our fifth add-on acquisition in 2022, underlining AURELIUS’ highly successful buy-and-built strategy of value creation for both our portfolio companies and our investors.” says Matthias Täubl, CEO of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA.

AURELIUS/VAG were advised on the transaction by KPMG (Financial, Labour, Tax) and Machado Meyer (Legal).

About VAG Group

VAG is one of the leading suppliers of valves for water treatment and distribution, wastewater systems, dams and hydropower. It belongs to the AURELIUS Group since November 2018. VAG is known throughout the world for its market-leading water valves since 150 years. The company is active in both the production and distribution of standard products and the global project business.

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