Sale to Pamplona Capital Partners V
Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to funds advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG on this transaction
AboutInfiana Group GmbH (“Infiana” or the “Company”), a privately held company owned by funds advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (“DBAG”) (DB:DBAN), was acquired by Pamplona Capital Partners V ("Pamplona") for an undisclosed value.
Infiana is an international market leader in the manufacture of engineered polyolefin films serving critical functions in a diverse range of growth industries. Infiana serves an international customer base from two well-invested manufacturing locations in Forchheim, Germany and Malvern, Pennsylvania with five focus verticals of building and construction (B&C), pressure sensitive materials (PSM), personal care, health care and composites. With support from DBAG throughout its ownership period, Infiana invested in modernising and expanding its production facilities, streamlining its operations to its core focus areas, including disposals of both the Brazilian and Thailand-based business units, and continuing to lead the market with innovation. This focus on innovation has led to the receipt of multiple awards. Infiana, which has a 165-year history, employs around 800 people. The Company generated sales of 227 million euros in 2018 and is headquartered in Forchheim, Germany.
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, a listed private equity company, initiates closed-end private equity funds, and itself invests alongside those funds in well-positioned mid-market companies with growth potential. DBAG focuses on those industry sectors where Germany’s ‘Mittelstand’ is particularly strong in international comparison. With its experience, expertise and equity, DBAG supports the portfolio companies in implementing long-term and value-enhancing corporate strategy. DBAG’s entrepreneurial investment approach makes it a sought-after investment partner in the German-speaking world. DBAG manages and advises capital amounting to around 1.7 billion euros.
Pamplona Capital Management is a specialist investment manager established in 2005 that provides an alternative investment platform across private equity and other diversified strategies. With offices in New York, London, Madrid, and Malta, Pamplona manages over $12 billion in assets for a variety of clients including public pension funds, international wealth managers, multinational corporations, family offices, and funds of hedge funds. Pamplona invests long-term capital across the capital structure of its portfolio companies in both public and private market situations.
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- September 2019
- Infiana Group GmbH
- Target Location
- Acquiror Location
- North America