- Acquisition of a specialty-provider of industrial packaging solutions
- Strengthening of the European market position of Roundliner Group
- Successful implementation of the buy and build strategy
Roundliner Holding (“Roundliner” or „Roundliner Group“), a portfolio company of Wachstumskapital SE & Co. KG (“AURELIUS Growth Investments”), has acquired Südplast Group (namely Südplast GmbH as well as Czech PCM International SE, together “Südplast” or “Südplast Group“). Südplast offers customized industrial packaging solutions and has specialized in extrusion, confectioning as well as development of niche products such as box hoods, side- and bottom-sealed bags. The company was founded in 1996 and currently employs c. 40 qualified people. With its headquarters in Baiersbronn (GER) and a production facility in Zbraslav (Czech Republic), Südplast perfectly extends Roundliner’s existing locations in Forst, Cheb (Czech Republic), und Prijedor (Bosnia). The acquisition underlines AURELIUS Growth Investments’ investment strategy of actively expanding portfolio companies through acquisitions of market participants.
Nico Vitense, Managing Partner at AURELIUS Growth Investments, was delighted with the successful acquisition: “We are incredibly proud that we could support Roundliner Group on this milestone acquisition. We were impressed with Südplast’s wide product offering and its approach of a “One-Stop-Shop” for customized packaging solutions. Together with Mr. Lange, we will drive further growth at Südplast and Roundliner Group at the same time.”
Uwe Lange, CEO at Südplast Group, added: “Through Roundliner and AURELIUS Growth Investments we will be able to activate further growth opportunities and expand into new geographies. We are looking forward to the future as part of Roundliner Group.”
Dr. Christian Kuckertz, CEO at Roundliner, explained: “Südplast perfectly expands our existing locations and industrial packaging solutions – we are extremely happy about this strategic step as well as the realization of notable synergy potential. Mr. Lange and his impressive international network will become a significant part of Roundliner’s future development.”
On behalf of AURELIUS Growth Investments, Managing Partner Nico Vitense and his team advised on the transaction. The team was supported by Ebner Stolz (Jörg Schoberth, Financial and Tax Due Diligence) and Kuzaj Wittmann & Partner (Hans-Jörg Wittmann, Legal Due Diligence and Legal Advice).