Investment Summary

AFINUM Management Invests In COTTA Collection AG

On January 23, 2014, private equity firm AFINUM Management GmbH invested in furniture company COTTA Collection AG

Investment Highlights
  • This is AFINUM Management’s 4th transaction in the Furniture sector.
  • This is AFINUM Management’s 1st transaction in Liechtenstein.

Investment Summary

Date 2014-01-23
Target COTTA Collection AG
Sector Furniture
Investor(s) AFINUM Management GmbH
Deal Type Growth Capital

Target

COTTA Collection AG

Bendern, Liechtenstein
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COTTA Collection AG is a manufacturer of upholstered furniture for the segment “neue Mitte” and supplies retailers in 26 European countries. COTTA is characterized by a superior value-for-money ratio, short delivery times, high innovation rate, unique quality in this price segment, and a dedicated focus on customer and service orientation. Product development, purchasing, and sales and marketing are managed in Bendern (Liechtenstein) while the production of upholstered furniture is accomplished in Romania and Poland. In 2013 COTTA supplied approximately 400,000 upholstered suites with ca. 1,300 employees.

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Investor(S) 1

Investor

AFINUM Management GmbH

Munich, Germany

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2000
PE ASSETS 1.1B EUR
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

AFINUM Management GmbH is a private equity firm that targets mid-market companies. The Firm primarily targets opportunities in German-speaking Europe and seeks businesses generating €25 to €500 million in revenues. AFINUM will consider a variety of transaction situations, including MBOs, MBIs, and growth capital financings. The Firm will not invest in turnarounds. AFINUM Management GmbH was formed in 2000 and is based Munich. The Firm has additional offices in Zurich and Hong Kong.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 19 of 44
Sector (Furniture) 4 of 4
Type (Growth Capital) 2 of 14
Country (Liechtenstein) 1 of 1
Year (2014) 2 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-01-20 Copytrend Group

Bern, Switzerland

Copytrend Group is a provider of CAD & graphic plotting as well as reprographic & scanning services. Copytrend Group was founded in 1970 and is based in Bern, Switzerland.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-03-26 Caseking GmbH

Berlin, Germany

Caseking GmbH is a supplier of high-performance PC-gaming equipment and peripherals, maintains a track record of strong organic growth, excellent market understanding and successful product placement supporting the future growth of the Company. Caseking has displayed consistent growth, both organically as well as through add-on acquisitions, becoming a leading platform for PC-gaming equipment in Europe. Operations are based in Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Portugal and Taiwan. The Company processes 540.000 orders and sells approximately 4 million products worldwide per year. Products sold include own brands, brands exclusively available at Caseking and third-party brands.

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