Advised on Sale of Company


Industrial Aftermarket Group of AUCTUS Capital Partners AG

Wear and consumable parts & accessories specialists for heavy-duty applications Germany

Acquired 100% of Business Operations

Kentek Group

Finland / Russia / Baltic technical trader and aftersales provider of industrial components Finland

IMAP Finland advised Diploma on sale of Kentek to AUCTUS

Kentek is a leading distributor of high-end filtration products for heavy machinery contractors and other industries. Kentek operates in Finland, Russia and the Baltics through an extensive branch network, serving OEM machine manufacturers, contractors, workshops, industrial maintenance, machinery rental companies, public administration and retailers. The company holds an extensive range of filtration products from leading manufacturers such as Donaldson, Mann+Hummel and Filtrec, added with the company’s own KENTEK brand filter line. In FY2020, Kentek generated revenues of appr. 23 MEUR and employed about 150 people.


IMAP Finland advised Diploma PLC throughout the international auction process. Diploma PLC is an UK-listed international group of businesses supplying specialized technical products and services. The transaction continues Carner’s unmatched record of advising market-leading companies in Business Service sector.


AUCTUS is one of the most active Germany-based private equity firms with over 300 successful investments since 2001 and over 750 MEUR assets under management. With the acquisition of Kentek, AUCTUS’ Buy&Build platform “Industrial Aftermarket Group” continues its growth by expanding into a new strategic aftermarket segment and extending its geographical presence.