S&B Strategy advises Aqua Group on the takeover of Scherer Südbaden

Our team advised Aqua Group, a portfolio company of Rantum Capital, on the acquisition of Scherer Südbaden GmbH. The transaction was signed in October 2022.

Aqua Group is a leading national provider of water and fire damage restoration in the Rhine-Main region and southern Germany. The group was founded in 2021 as a buy & build platform to consolidate independent providers with a family business culture. The Aqua Group companies act as a full-service provider from leak detection, drying and removal of water damage to complete restoration after water and fire damage as an exclusive link between insurance companies and claimants. With this acquisition, the Aqua Group is expanding its presence in the Baden region.

With around 80 employees, Scherer Südbaden is a leading water and fire damage restoration company in the Baden region from Karlsruhe to Lörrach. Since its foundation in 1931, Scherer has developed into a full-service provider with long-standing customer relationships. With the takeover by the Aqua Group, Georg Scherer was able to secure his long-term succession and offer his company and his employees a sustainable perspective.

Our team supported Aqua Group and Rantum as buy-side M&A advisor.

Quick Facts


  • October 2022

Aqua Group

  • Leading trade group with a focus on water and fire damage restoration
  • 160 employees
  • Company headquarters in Langgöns, Hesse

Scherer Südbaden

  • Leading regional company with a focus on water and fire damage restoration
  • 80 employees
  • Regional focus between Karlsruhe and Lörrach

Deal Value

  • Undisclosed


  • M&A Buy-Side Advisory


  • Patrick Seidler, Managing Partner
  • Maximilian Maurer, Senior Manager



Patrick Seidler

Patrick is a founding partner of S&B Strategy GmbH and is responsible for M&A.

With over 12 years of experience as a managing director, consultant and manager with a focus on corporate and investor acquisitions, he is a proven expert in M&A – both for buy- and sell-side mandates. Patrick gained extensive experience in the deals division of PwC, on the management board of Hubert Burda Media and in M&A and strategy projects for national and international clients in Europe and Asia. Patrick completed his Master’s degree in Business Administration at the Amsterdam Business School.

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Maximilian Maurer

Maximilian Maurer

Maximilian holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Passau. He has several years of professional experience as founder of an FMCG retail company and at the Big-Four consultancies EY and PwC, as well as at a strategy boutique.

Maximilian gained extensive experience in commercial deals and M&A through his project work in the construction supply and software industry.

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