M&A Deal Summary

Helvetica Capital AG Acquires Copytrend Group

On July 19, 2018, private equity firm Helvetica Capital AG acquired business services company Copytrend Group from AFINUM Management

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Helvetica Capital AG’s 1st transaction in the Business Services sector.
  • This is Helvetica Capital AG’s 1st transaction in Switzerland.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2018-07-19
Target Copytrend Group
Sector Business Services
Buyer(s) Helvetica Capital AG
Sellers(s) AFINUM Management
Deal Type Secondary Buyout

Target

Copytrend Group

Bern, Switzerland
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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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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Helvetica Capital AG

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2015
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 1
Sector (Business Services) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 1 of 1
Country (Switzerland) 1 of 1
Year (2018) 1 of 1

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

AFINUM Management

Munich, Germany

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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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 13 of 19
Sector (Business Services) 2 of 2
Type (Secondary Buyout) 8 of 12
Country (Switzerland) 4 of 5
Year (2018) 2 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-07-06 Orwo Net AG

Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany

Orwo Net AG is a provider of photographic products and magnetic recording tape. Orwo Net AG was founded in 1909 and is based in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-08-22 Zeit Fur Brot

Frankfurt, Germany

Zeit Fur Brot is a premium food concept built around bread and related product groups made using high-quality Bioland ingredients. The company currently has six outlets across several German cities. Zeit Für Brot has developed a food proposition that it believes to be unique, based on slow food, quality, artisan craftsmanship, and sustainability. Alongside in-shop sales and takeaway custom, it also delivers its products to organic markets, upscale restaurants, and online platforms such as Amazon Fresh and Amazon PrimeNow. Zeit Fur Brot is based in Frankfurt, Germany.

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