M&A Deal Summary

Enterprise Investors Acquires DGS SA

On March 10, 2005, private equity firm Enterprise Investors acquired packaging company DGS SA for 96M EUR

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Enterprise Investors’ 1st transaction in the Packaging sector.
  • This is Enterprise Investors’ 0th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Enterprise Investors’ 4th transaction in Poland.
Investment Fate
  • DGS SA was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2011 for 80M EUR.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2005-03-10
Target DGS SA
Sector Packaging
Buyer(s) Enterprise Investors
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 96M EUR

Target

DGS SA

Wloclawek, Poland
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DGS SA largest Polish manufacturer of metal closures for alcoholic beverage bottles and glass jars.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Enterprise Investors

Warsaw, Poland

Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1990
PE ASSETS 2.5B EUR
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Enterprise Investors is a private equity firm focused on investments in Central and Eastern Europe, with a primary interest on opportunities in Poland. Enterprise Investors is a generalist investor and looks to commit €30 to €50 million in medium-sized businesses. Enterprise Investors was formed in 1990 and is headquartered in Warsaw.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 6 of 44
Sector (Packaging) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 4 of 25
Country (Poland) 4 of 25
Year (2005) 3 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-01-26 Zelmer SA

Rzeszow, Poland

Zelmer is Poland’s oldest and largest manufacturer of small electrical appliances such as vacuum cleaners and kitchen appliances, with a market share reaching 50%. Zelmer is one of Poland’s most valuable brands; it is very well recognized and associated with good quality at a favorable price.

Buy €13M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2005-07-07 Gamet Sp. z o.o

Toruri, Poland

Gamet SA is a manufacturer of Polish decorative furniture accessories. The company’s product range includes cabinet handles and pulls, wall hooks, furniture feet, door handles and drawer runners. Gamet is a well-recognized brand on many European markets

Buy €22M