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A consortium led by Funds advised by leading private equity firm BC Partners, has reached an agreement to acquire CeramTec Group  from its current owner Cinven.

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In the 2015/2016 season, for the first time, the Bundesliga achieved a turnover of more than three billion Euro. This amounts to an increase of more than 23 per cent compared to the previous season and is also the twelfth consecutive turnover record.

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Jörn Nikolay is understatement in person, writes Manager Magazin, a German business magazine. A native of Bonn, Nikolay’s prime focus is on success stories from the German business world.

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Though he does not need to carry autograph cards, he is still one of the most powerful men in German soccer. That’s how Süddeutsche Zeitung, a leading Germany daily newspaper, describes Christian Seifert, CEO of Deutsche Fußball Liga, the German soccer league.

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It has been repeatedly claimed that terrorist violence has nothing to do with religion and, in particular, with Islam. However, as historian and journalist Michael Wolffsohn underscores in German television talk show hart aber fair: terror does indeed have roots in the religion.

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Theologian Wolfgang Huber has warned of a rise in fundamentalist Islam in Europe and the Middle East.

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The historian Michael Wolffsohn has urged Heiko Maas, the German federal minister of justice, to step up efforts to combat anti-Semitism in Germany.

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The theologian Wolfgang Huber is calling for the decision to hold the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar to be reconsidered.

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In Germany there are no equal opportunities in education, criticises Peter Barrenstein, chairman of the Working Group of Protestant Entrepreneurs.

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The terror organisation Islamic State must be combated politically, demanded Michael Wolffsohn in the TV programme “Anne Will” on 18 February 2015.

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Publishing groups Springer Science+Business Media and Holtzbrinck are forming a new industry giant for the publication of scientific literature.

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Flixbus (Munich) and MeinFernbus (Berlin) become one. Private equity investor General Atlantic is supporting the combined company’s expansion across Europe by providing capital and strategic expertise.

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“Bundesliga still has growth potential in all countries around the world,” said Jörg Daubitzer, managing director of DFL Sports Enterprises, in an interview with “Die Welt” on 17 September 2014.

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The chairman of the Working Group of Protestant Entrepreneurs, Dr. Peter Barrenstein, has accused the protestant and catholic churches of having an underdeveloped business mentality. "In both churches, there is still a lack of understanding as to how the economy works and of the efficiency of the social market economy," Dr. Barrenstein told German daily "Die Welt" (16 June 2014).

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Private-equity companies only harm themselves if they squeeze everything out of the company which they acquire. Speaking in German Sunday paper "Welt am Sonntag" (January 19, 2014), Stefan Zuschke, Germany CEO of private equity investor BC Partners, addresses some of the prejudices about his industry. As well as this, he describes the opportunities and risks of private-equity investments for private individuals.

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Many managers at German football clubs do not have any real economic skills when it comes to strategy and capital structure. In an interview with German daily "Die Welt" (5 February 2014), Stefan Zuschke, managing partner at private equity investor BC Partners, says what he thinks of a private-equity investor's decision to acquire an interest in Hertha BSC and what opportunities it offers.

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Should old concentration camp guards be prosecuted by a court of law or should their crimes be allowed to go unpunished? In an interview on radio station Deutschlandradio Kultur on July 23, 2013, Michael Wolffsohn argued in favor of the latter view, not least of all to prevent criminals from being seen as martyrs. The radio interview met with a strong media response, with more than 60 newspapers quoting Wolffsohn's criticism of the head money offered by the Simon-Wiesenthal Centre for perpetrators of Nazi crimes.

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Food poisoning repeatedly arises from the negligence of kitchen and sales staff wearing artificial fingernails and dirty gloves, for example. Dr. Ernst Tabori, medical director of Deutsches Beratungszentrum für Hygiene (German Advisory Centre for Hygiene), explains to Spiegel Online (25 September 2013) the areas in which hygiene is frequently found to be wanting and what consumers can do to protect themselves.

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What the rapper Bushido has to say about Germany and integration in Germany is highly remarkable and offers considerable food for thought, writes Michael Wolffsohn in his column for "Focus Online" on 16 July 2013. "Anyone who, as a top columnist recently did, refers to Bushido as merely an "arsehole", an "idiot", or "a nasty piece of work", is doing genuine integration a disservice in this era of migration."

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