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By taking over Print64 with effect from 1 January, the Heliad Equity
Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA portfolio company RT Reprotechnik has acquired one
of the offset-printing market leaders in the area of high-end
production and finishing. The Leipzig-based reprographic services
specialist is successfully continuing its course of expansion and is
broadening its product range as a result of this acquisition. In addition
to offset printing, serigraphy and digital printing, Print64 offers a broad
range of supplemental treatments for printed matter. It offers, for
example, special colours and varnishes, creative folds, perforations and
embossing as well as unusual carrier materials and substances.
With this acquisition, RT Reprotechnik has obtained outstanding know-how in
the area of product-finishing. It also enables the company to increase the
range of services it can offer in the area of premium-quality offset
printing. Effective immediately, Print64 Daten Druck Verarbeitung GmbH and
the Norderstedt-based Print64 GmbH & Co. KG will operate under the name of
'Print64 Druckwerkstätten GmbH'.
'With Print64, we have acquired a company that is one of the highest
quality providers in the industry', explains Petra Wallasch, Managing
Director of RT Reprotechnik. 'This is a particularly attractive investment
for us due to Print64's customer base consisting of well-known companies,
its motivated management team and its enormous product expertise.' Print64
is one of the industry's innovation leaders. The company has, for example,
won the 'Druck & Medien Award' (Print & Media Award) and the innovation
prize awarded by the German printing industry.
With this acquisition, based on a buy-and-build transaction, Heliad Equity
Partners is following its strategic approach of expanding its portfolio
companies by acquiring important spheres of business and competitors.
RT Reprotechnik operates more than 35 branch offices in Germany, Austria
and Russia and is one of the top 3 companies in the industry. The company,
which specialises in all types of reproductions, currently has around 270
employees. It is the goal of the company to become the market leader for
reprographic services in Germany.
++ About Heliad
Heliad is a publicly listed investment company which invests in high-growth
companies in German-speaking countries. Heliad relies in this respect on
established, owner-managed business models with sales of between EUR 10
million and EUR 100 million and a focus on service providers ('asset-light'
focus). Further information about the company can be found at
++ About RT Reprotechnik
The history of RT Reprotechnik starts in the 1930s. Specialised in
reproductions of all kinds, the Leipzig-based company has continued to grow
significantly in terms of sales and income since the year 2000. On a
national level, it is currently one of the top 3 companies in the industry.
Reprotechnik has 35 branch offices in Germany. The company's success is
based on two cornerstones: utilisation of state-of-the-art technologies and
decisively selecting, training and supporting its employees.
Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
Christoph D. Kauter
Phone: +49 69 71 91 59 65 39
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