January 18, 2023 – Reading time: 4 minutes
- The German-based ecosystem of service robotics companies continues to partner with experts contributing to launching the successful third generation of service robots, CobiotX
- Technology and management consultancy INVENSITY advises with technology and market know-how
- Commercial due diligence with focus on market environment and competitive position
The technology and management consultancy INVENSITY GmbH advised United Robotics Group (URG), a subsidiary of RAG-Stiftung Beteiligungsgesellschaft (RSBG SE), on the acquisition of a majority stake in the Spanish company Robotnik Automation S.L.L. and conducted the commercial and technical due diligence.
With this acquisition, United Robotics Group takes another important step in expanding its leadership position in the European robotics market through organic growth as well as acquisitions.
Robotnik, headquartered in Valencia, is a leader in the design, manufacture and sales of mobile robots and manipulators. The company has extensive expertise in the development of engineering and R&D projects.
INVENSITY has already been mandated several times in recent years for commercial and/or technical due diligence in the field of automation and robotics, including the acquisition of Softbank Robotics Europe by URG at the beginning of 2022. Here, the consulting firm made particular use of its technology and product know-how from the numerous consulting projects.
About United Robotics Group
RSBG SE, the investment entity of RAG-Stiftung, focused on technology and engineering driven companies is majority shareholder of United Robotics Group. SoftBank Robotics Group is minority shareholder of United Robotics Group.
Founded by Thomas Hähn in 2019, United Robotics Group unites young service robotics companies into a unique ecosystem by bundling hardware and software expertise under one roof. Headquartered in Bochum, Germany, United Robotics Group brings together cutting-edge technology and robotic experts from both the social and industrial world. United Robotics Group shares the common ambition to empower humanity with technology, and lighten processes for humans, helping them focus on human interactions in a safe and secure environment.
As the CobiotX company who created this 3rd generation of robotics – robots for humans, the United Robotics Group
is committed to developing standardized and customized solutions to meet social and business challenges in the life science, health and care, hospitality, education, intralogistics, maintenance and surveillance sectors with quality, data protection and sustainability as key driving forces. All planning humans in the center of all.
About Robotnik Automation S.L.L.
Robotnik is a leading European mobile service robotics company.
Its activity is focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of autonomous mobile robots and mobile manipulators for different applications in both industrial and academic fields: inspection, inventory, security and logistics. Since the beginning of its activity in 2002, it has sold more than 5.000 robots in 50 countries around the world and has participated in more than 60 European R&D projects.
Robotnik has its own R&D department in mobile service robotics and a multidisciplinary engineering team qualified in several fields such as industrial engineering, mechanics, telecommunications and software development.
About INVENSITY GmbH
INVENSITY GmbH is a technology and management consultancy with an international scope. It runs offices in Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Wiesbaden, Stuttgart, Munich, Detroit (USA), Barcelona (Spain) and Manila (Philippines). Among other things, it advises buyers and sellers on international M&A activities of technology oriented companies. The focus is on commercial, operational, technical and IT due diligence for the following industries:
- Software / IT
- Automation / Robotics
- Cleantech / environmental metrology
- Automotive and transportation industry
- Medical technology
- Energy and building technology
The Commercial and Technical Due Diligence with focus on the evaluation of the competitive position as well as the technical analysis of the software was conducted by:
- Matthias Welge (Head of Investor Support, Lead)
- Daniel Meyn (Principal Consultant, Commercial)
- Stefan Schäfer (Consultant, Technical/Commercial)
- Thomas Braithwaite Jonas (Head of Office Barcelona, Commercial)