09.10.2017

NORD Holding supports the PPS. Group in its acquisition of Klebefieber.de GmbH

NORD Holding supports the PPS. Group in its acquisition of Klebefieber.de GmbH

The PPS. Group ist strengthening its activities by acquiring the business of Klebefieber.de GmbH through an asset deal. Klebefieber is a Berlin based firm, offering home decorative products (e. g. wall decoration, photo printing solutions and gifts) online through its own platform www.klebefieber.de since 2009. Besides a wide variety of standardized products (including numerous well-known brand licences), the company also offers customized products - enabling customers to have their photos printed on the products they are buying on the platform.

Going forward, the Klebefieber acquisition will complement the existing B2C online business of the PPS. Group. Through its own e-commerce portal www.bilderwelten.de as well as other online channels (in particular Amazon and Otto) the group is already active in the interior decoration sector - successfully offering digitally printed products to its customers. In addition to the high-growth B2C online business, the PPS. Group generates a substantial share of its revenues through its core business, focusing on the B2B market. In the B2B market the PPS. Group offers digitally printed products for outdoor advertising, point of sale, trade fairs and industrial applications.

The acquisition is in line with the buy and build strategy that the PPS. Group has been executing in the last years. Several companies have already been successfully integrated into the group leading to overall sales of above € 40 m.

Maximilian Frey, Investment Manager at NORD Holding commented on the strategic rationale behind the acquisition: "Klebefieber was the ideal candidate to complement the existing B2C online business of the PPS. Group. With this acquisitions the PPS. Group will increase its markets share in this high-growth sector and will be able to unlock considerable synergies by integrating the production at the PPS site in Berlin."

"We are delighted to welcome our new colleagues at Klebefieber and are looking forward to expanding our B2C online distribution channels with this well-established brand. Together we will be able to pool our resources and drive our online strategy forward even faster", explained Michael Krieger, CEO of the PPS. Group.

About NORD Holding:
Since inception 48 years ago, NORD Holding developed itself as one of the leading equity investors in the upper midsize market. Its activities focus on structuring and financing company succession models, the acquiring parts or subsidiaries of corporate groups, and financing expansions of mid-sized companies.

Investors in NORD Holding are several north German savings banks (Sparkassen), insurance companies and occupational pension plans. In contrast to most other financial investors that manage time-limited funds, NORD Holding is a so-called "evergreen fund", without a fixed term, and invests from its own balance sheet. This enables its portfolio companies to develop without any external time pressure and to to fully unlock their growth potential.

The company is currently invested in over 25 companies in the broader German-speaking region. NORD Holding Fund of Fund business has also invested € 1 bn in other affiliated companies, thus offering its partners an international network.

If you have any questions, please contact:

NORD Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH
Christiane Lukas
T  +49 511 270415 14
F  +49 511 270415 5
E  lukas@nordholding.de

 

 

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