Investment funds advised by PREMIUM Equity Partners, Frankfurt am Main, have acquired a majority participation in the CLARUS Film Group located in Dietzenbach near Frankfurt. GvW Graf von Westphalen advised the two managing directors of CLARUS Films who will continue to hold shares in the business. The seller in this transaction is PINOVA Capital, an independent investment company headquartered in Munich.
CLARUS Films was established more than 30 years ago and is one of the leading specialists in the area of the packaging film industry with almost 60 million Euro in sales. The company, which is headquartered in Dietzenbach, is located in direct proximity to the Frankfurt Airport and is Europe's largest independent supplier of highly transparent packaging film.
The support by PREMIUM Equity Partners is supposed to contribute, among other areas, to the continued expansion of the European business.
PREMIUM Equity Partners is an investment company established in 2011 with a focus on strong, niche companies in the DACH region with sales between 10 million and 50 million Euro. PREMIUM Equity Partners invests capital in growth financings, succession solutions and spin-offs.
GvW Graf von Westphalen advised the two managing directors of CLARUS Films in this transaction through Titus Walek (lead, M&A) and Christof Kleinmann (employment law). Titus Walek has already known CLARUS Films since PINOVA Capital invested in CLARUS Films in the year 2012. Titus Walek advised the sellers in that transaction.