OMMAX advised Bibliotheca Group on its refinancing round with Apera Asset Management

OMMAX advised Bibliotheca Group on the arrangement of debt refinancing with Apera Asset Management, supporting it on its further growth trajectory. Bibliotheca is a leading provider of security and productivity hardware and software, digital content lending as well as supporting services for over 30,000 libraries around the world. Tailoring its offering to public and academic libraries’ needs, the company helps its clients reach higher levels of automation and offer a seamless digital patron experience. Bibliotheca plans to utilize the refinancing with Apera to further expand its product portfolio and service offering for strong future growth and market reach.
OMMAX advised Bibliotheca with a commercial due diligence analyzing market dynamics, competitive landscape, customer economics, the company’s technology infrastructure and its business growth potential; all of which were benchmarked against major competitors.

Michael Burstein, CFO at Bibliotheca points outs “Libraries around the world are in need of introducing advanced technology to raise productivity and security of their operations. At the same time, library patrons have rapidly gotten used to accessing resources in digital formats such as e-books, audiobooks and increasingly video. Bibliotheca closely assists its library clients in responding to these trends. The refinancing we have now arranged with Apera allows us to further develop our offering and seize the great market potential globally.”

Toni Stork, Founder and Partner at OMMAX, comments: “It was a pleasure to work with the management of Bibliotheca together on this successful refinancing round. Digital transformation is accelerating strongly in the global library market and Bibliotheca is well positioned to advance this development!”

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Bibliotheca offers high-quality hardware, software, and services to public and academic libraries all over the world. Its product portfolio centers on extensive library facility administration and management systems as well as state-of-the-art cloud and mobile applications for libraries. It further provides low-cost asset identification and security solutions along with a wide range of support services. Bibliotheca thereby enables libraries both to respond to more digitalized patron usage patterns and to achieve higher productivity and seamless services with the introduction of high-end technology. With its headquarters in Rotkreuz, Switzerland, Bibliotheca employs 400 people worldwide. For more information, please visit


Apera is a provider of private capital solutions for midsized companies in Western Europe with a total investment of more than EUR 3.5 billion across industries. Part of the pan-European fi-Group that provides access to private debt and equity for SMEs, Apera was founded in 2016. It today has a team of around 25 experienced professionals based on Munich, London, Paris, and Luxembourg along with an extensive network of private equity sponsors and advisors. Apera invests in leading companies that are drivers of long-term sustainable growth and value generation for investors, businesses, the environment, and society in general. For more information, please visit


OMMAX is a fast-growing digital strategy consultancy in Europe, specializing in digital M&A transactions, strategy consulting and sustainable digital value creation. Over the last 10 years, OMMAX realized 200+ M&A deals, with €15B+ deal value and 700+ international value creation projects for leading private equity firms and „Mittelstand“ companies in the areas of digital strategy, operational excellence, advanced data analytics, tech and automation. As a frontrunner for holistic data-driven strategy consulting and end-to-end execution of digital solutions, OMMAX is the leading consultancy within the European Private Equity and „Mittelstand“ sector, specialized as both the architect and the executor of digital solutions.

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