In 2006, Holger Lepold founded SPRiNTUS GmbH after a successful management career as a development manager at well-known corporations. The company started as a one-man operation in the garage with the ambition to develop more powerful vacuum cleaners for commercial users than those previously available on the market. With special technical innovation, numerous patents and an excellent understanding of customer needs, Holger Lepold developed SPRiNTUS into the fastest growing supplier of professional cleaning equipment and safety vacuum cleaners in Germany. In 2022, SPRiNTUS already employs 70 people and generates sales of around 25 million euros. SPRiNTUS is continuously gaining market share and in 2021 already reached Germany market shares of 15% for commercial dry vacuums and 25% for single-disc cleaning machines.
With the aim of being able to realize the existing strong growth opportunities in Germany and abroad even faster and to prepare the company succession at an early stage, Holger Lepold was looking for a suitable M&A-Advisers. He came across CARL via the free service of indicative company valuation . According to Mr. Lepold, it was the professional and flexible approach of the team that convinced him that CARL was the right Advisers for his project.
In the search for a suitable additional shareholder, it was particularly important to Mr. Lepold that he bring the appropriate corporate culture with him and that the current location of SPRiNTUS GmbH in Welzheim near Stuttgart be strengthened.