M&A Deal Summary

L-GAM Advisers Acquires COTTA Collection

On December 15, 2022, family office L-GAM Advisers acquired furniture company COTTA Collection from AFINUM Management

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is L-GAM Advisers’ 1st transaction in the Furniture sector.
  • This is L-GAM Advisers’ 1st transaction in Liechtenstein.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2022-12-15
Target COTTA Collection
Sector Furniture
Buyer(s) L-GAM Advisers
Sellers(s) AFINUM Management
Deal Type Secondary Buyout

Target

COTTA Collection

Bendern, Liechtenstein
COTTA Collection 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. COTTA Collection is based in Bendern, Liechtenstein.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

L-GAM Advisers

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor


Category Family Office
Founded 2013
PE ASSETS 350M EUR
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

L-GAM Advisers is an investment firm established in partnership with the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. L-GAM looks to commit €40 to €95 million per transaction in companies with €50 to €300 million of revenue. Sectors of interest include apparel/textiles, automotive, business services, healthcare services, IT, and retail. L-GAM Advisers was formed in 2013 and is based in Luxembourg.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 12 of 14
Sector (Furniture) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 6 of 8
Country (Liechtenstein) 1 of 1
Year (2022) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2021-10-19 Grupo BC

Madrid, Spain

Grupo BC is a BPO company in Southern Europe, specialized in the outsourcing of services to the banking industry related to processing and managing files. The Company’s recent and future growth is based on an increasing outsourcing activity from financial institutions, as well as an exhaustive market consolidation around the most solvent, efficient and technologically advanced companies in the sector. Grupo BC was founded in 1974 and is based in Madrid, Spain.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2023-02-17 Biose Industrie

Aurillac, France

Biose Industrie is a Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO), specialized in Live Biotherapeutic Products. Biose Industrie has more than 60 years of experience in the development and production of live bacteria based drugs. Biose Industrie offers lab development specialized in microbiology and is Drug GMP certified for the manufacturing of API, clinical batches, and commercial products. Biose Industrie was founded in 1951 and is based in Aurillac, France.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

AFINUM Management

Munich, Germany

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2000
PE ASSETS 1.1B EUR
Size Large
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 22 of 25
Sector (Furniture) 3 of 3
Type (Secondary Buyout) 14 of 17
Country (Liechtenstein) 1 of 1
Year (2022) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2022-11-07 Christian Koenen

Ottobrunn, Germany

Christian Koenen is a manufacturer and develop individually designed precision tools in the shortest delivery times and enable efficient, highly accurate and reliable screen and stencil printing processes. Stencils for technical printing which are used as process-critical precision tools in the production of chips or semiconductor components, in the assembly of circuit boards, in various manufacturing processes in electrical engineering and in other printing processes. Christian Koenen was founded in 2003 and is based in Ottobrunn, Germany.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2023-02-24 Mymediset

Breisgau, Germany

Mymediset provides fully SAP-integrated software and cloud-based Apps for more efficient, responsible, and reliable medical device management. Mymediset is based in Breisgau, Germany.

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