Representative Transaction Situations
GPP actively seek out businesses that have become non-core assets within larger Corporate Groups.
Examples of transaction situations that GPP has been involved with in the last few years:
The acquisition of two food manufacturers in the same food category in Europe and owned respectively by a larger corporate food group and a private equity fund – total revenues of GBP 270m and 2,500 employees. Consolidation of the plant setup and a rationalisation of the product range.
A non-core housewares retailing chain with large stores in the UK, France and Germany, owned by a global furniture / home accessories group – total revenues of Euro 240m and 1,800 employees. A co-investment with a comparable US retail group a with the strategy to leverage the latter’s product-line offer and international supply-chain and thereby modify and improve the company’s business model.
An industrial machinery company within the packaging industry which was a carve-out from a large European diversified industrial – and with a presence in Europe, North America and Asia. Total revenues of Euro 40m. Investment strategy include operational and strategic initiatives.
Technology Wholesale Business
A pan-European technology wholesale company representing global brands and servicing a large network of B2B resellers across Europe – total revenues of Euro 490m and 370 employees. Carve-out from listed US operator in related industry and with opportunity to expand the commercial offer into distribution of software/cloud, Fintech and remote working technologies.
Multi-country operator in Northern Europe of infrastructure services delivered on long-term contracts to public and private sectors – total revenues of Euro 235m and 535 employees excluding service subcontractors. Carve-out from large publicly listed construction sector group.