PREMIUM Equity Partners and Kapital 1852 have refinanced CLARUS Films
CLARUS Films GmbH is the largest independent supplier of unprinted packaging and technical films in Europe, majority owned by PREMIUM Equity Partners and co-investor Kapital 1852, a subsidiary of Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG. The company is positioned as a value-added reseller in the value chain of the film market and connects with film producers and enhancers as well as industrial processors and end users. The company provides customers with a unique product mix of standard and customized films utilizing both classical materials as well as recyclable and renewable raw materials that can be composted.
The capital raise for CLARUS replaced the existing debt facilities with a financing solution from strong regional bank partners providing both flexibility and resources for continued growth at lower cost.
Norman Thom, Chief Executive Officer of CLARUS, stated, “Lincoln International’s Capital Advisory Group took a collaborative approach with management in conveying the CLARUS story, resulting in a successful financing outcome. Through its deep knowledge of the capital markets coupled with a well-organized process, the Lincoln International team was able to arrange a financing solution to support the further growth of CLARUS.”
Dominik Spanier, Managing Director in Lincoln International’s Capital Advisory Group, commented, “Lincoln International is honored to have been able to partner with CLARUS on its refinancing efforts. We were able to arrange a financing outcome provided by a great club of lenders sourced from our extensive network which results in a highly suitable financing package at very attractive market terms.”
PREMIUM Equity Partners
PREMIUM is an investment company focusing on innovative small and medium-sized niche players in German-speaking countries in Europe (DACH region). In addition to focusing on forward-looking target industries, PREMIUM only invests in companies that make a positive contribution – both economically and socially. PREMIUM was founded in 2011 and is managed by a team of entrepreneurial partners with a track record of more than 50 transactions.
Kapital 1852 is the independent investment manager for illiquid assets of Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG with a private equity direct investment fund as well as venture capital and private debt funds of funds. The direct investment strategy focuses on the structuring and financing of corporate successions and the expansion financing of small and medium-sized enterprises. Kapital 1852 follows an entrepreneurial and constructive value enhancement approach with consistent involvement of the management teams.