Heliad portfolio company RT Reprotechnik acquires Print64

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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 www.heliad.com.

++ 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. www.rt-gruppe.de

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03.02.2010 Ad hoc announcement, Financial News and Media Release distributed by DGAP. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de

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