Deal Announcement

goetzpartners advised Lowell GFKL Group on the acquisition of leading german third party collections company Tesch Inkasso

12. August 2016


Lowell GFKL Group, a European leader in credit receivables management backed by the Permira Funds and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, entered into an agreement to acquire Tesch Inkasso Group from Avedon Capital Partners and the other existing shareholders. Closing is subject to certain regulatory approvals.

This complementary addition strengthens the Group’s position in its core German market. It underlines the Group’s ambition to build a pan-European business with leadership positions in each of its markets. The transaction further improves diversification in terms of addressed verticals and business mix. It will deliver a range of synergies to the enlarged Group.

Tesch Inkasso is a leading German 3PC company with several thousand unique clients and a volume of receivables serviced of c. €2 billion. It has a leading position in the utilities and eCommerce sectors and has complementary expertise to the Lowell GFKL Group in many other sectors. It shares the Group’s commitment to building long-term client relationships and respectful, fair engagement with consumers.


The Lowell GFKL Group was created in October 2015 following the merger of German and UK market leaders GFKL and the Lowell Group. This union created one of the largest credit management companies in Europe. It benefits from the backing of global investment company Permira Funds and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP).

The Group’s experience, expertise and core strengths in data analytics and operational efficiency underpin its vision to be the most reputable and trusted partner in the European credit management sector.