goetzpartners advised DPE Deutsche Private Equity in the Acquisition of Euro-Druckservice on special items of the commercial due diligence
The current shareholders of Euro-Druckservice GmbH (EDS or the Company), the leading leaflet print business in Central and Eastern Europe, have agreed to sell their shares in the Company to funds advised by DPE Deutsche Private Equity Management III GmbH (DPE), an independent German investment company based in Munich. The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities. The parties have agreed not to disclose details of the transaction.
EDS, headquartered in Passau, Germany, employs c. 1,500 employees across five countries and is the leading provider of print marketing solutions for retailers in CEE. The Company generated revenues of € 275m in FY2016. With an unmatched footprint in the region and #1 positions in its core markets, EDS is the partner of choice to support its clients’ consumer marketing efforts through printed leaflets.
Deutsche Private Equity DPE is an independent German investment company that invests in SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Founded in 2007, DPE has since successfully launched three funds, managing total assets of € 1.2bn. Since its foundation, DPE has invested in 21 companies both as majority and minority shareholders and pursued 47 add-on investments.
Dr. Gerrit Schütte
Florian von Villiez