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First portfolio acquisition in Germany for Vision Capital PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 10 June 2011 07:16

Vision Capital has acquired a portfolio of three companies from Paragon Secondary Partners, the remaining investments in Paragon’s 2005 fund. This transaction marks Vision Capital’s first portfolio acquisition in Germany.

For this transaction, Vision Capital has partnered with Rubicon Partners (“Rubicon”), an industrial management and holding company with significant operational experience in the DACH region.

The companies are German-based ABL Technic, Metallwarenfabrik Gemmingen and Swiss based Swisshaus. Aggregate revenues for the three businesses in 2010 were around €200 million. The companies will benefit from follow on investment for organic growth and add on acquisitions, in support of their significant expansion plans, it said.

“I am very pleased to announce the acquisition of ABL, MG and Swisshaus and our first portfolio deal in Germany. We see opportunities to expand each of the companies in the portfolio and are looking forward to working with Rubicon and the management teams to realise this growth potential,” said Julian Mash, chief executive of Vision Capital.

"We are delighted to be working with Vision Capital in a partnership which combines our comprehensive strategic and operational capability with the financial strength and expertise of the Vision Capital team. This is our first German portfolio investment since establishing our office in Munich and we look forward to working with Vision Capital to support all three portfolio companies through the next stage of their development,” said Ian Fisher, managing partner of Rubicon Partners.
 
In May, Vision Capital announced the acquisition of a portfolio of assets from Banco Popolare in Italy, including a majority stake in Bormioli Rocco, the international glass and plastic packaging manufacturer. Both acquisitions are made from Vision Capital Partners VII LP, the firm’s latest €680 million fund which was raised in 2009.

 

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