MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to capiton and the management in the sale of Schur Flexibles Group, a European leader in high-quality flexible packaging products to private equity investor Lindsay Goldberg, represented in Europe by Lindsay Goldberg Vogel.
Headquartered in Baden, Austria, the Schur Flexibles Group is a leading supplier of high value-added flexible packaging solutions for the food, tobacco and pharmaceutical markets. The company covers the entire value chain of the packaging industry, from raw material sourcing to extrusion, printing, lamination and converting.
Schur Flexibles Group was created over the past five years by capiton and the CEO and co-owner Jakob A. Mosser through realization of a buy-and-build concept. Today, the group consists of twelve companies with eleven production sites in Germany, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Poland, Slovakia and Greece. In 2015, the group generated sales of almost € 370 million and employed more than 1,100 employees.
After 8 acquisitions and 1 greenfield investment since 2011, the owners of Schur Flexibles Group have sold their shareholdings to Lindsay Goldberg, represented in Europe by Lindsay Goldberg Vogel. Management remains invested in the company and will continue to grow the group together with the new owners, also through further add-on acquisitions.
MP Corporate Finance acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Isowood in the sale of a majority stake to German TWE Group. Isowood is a technology leader in semi-finished, highly malleable carrier materials produced from natural- and glass fibres mainly for the automotive industry.
MP Corporate Finance was exclusively retained by the owners to advise on the engagement of a new strategic partner to further develop Isowood‘s excellent technological capabilities and backing the company‘s growth. During negotiations with several highly interested international strategic investors, TWE Group crystallised as the optimal partner for Isowood to ensure the sustainable development of the company.
TWE Group has acquired a 90% shareholding in Isowood, with Mag. Nikolaus Ernest, Managing Director of Isowood, keeping the remaining 10%. Invest AG fully divested its shareholdings in the company.
Founded in 1997 in Rudolstadt (DE), Isowood is a leading Tier-2 manufacturer of highly malleable carrier materials produced from natural- and glass Fibres. Although being a comparably small player in the Automotive sector, Isowood is well known in the entire Industry for its outstanding innovation power and exceptional project development competence.
TWE Group is a wholly privately-owned company ranking among the Top 10 independent producers of non-woven fabrics worldwide with revenues of € 300m. The Group is rapidly expanding including the acquisition of Vita in the US earlier this year which makes Isowood an ideal strategic fit in context of the group’s strategy.
INVEST AG is the investment arm of the Raiffeisen bank group of Upper Austria and is one of Austria’s leading private equity funds, with a fund volume of € 150m.