Further growth via internationalisation and expansion of range of services
€155mn
Equity investment
€79mn
Revenues 2018
760
Employees 2018

KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • Leading European operator of a pool system for the rental of reusable plastic layer pads for the transport of food and beverage containers
  • Leading position in Europe in a market with solid growth rates
  • Further growth via internationalisation and expansion of range of services

CARTONPLAST HOLDINGS GMBH

Investment by
DBAG FUND VII

€155.0MN

DBAG'S INTEREST

€26.0MN

MANAGEMENT BUYOUT
Shareholders:
DBAG FUND VII

80.5%

EQUITY SHARE BELONGING TO DBAG

16.4%

other shareholders

3.0%

First invested

NOVEMBER 2019

REVENUES in €mn

 

73

 

2016

 

77

 

2017

 

79 

 

2018

As of November 2019

Due to the stable market environment and the company’s strong market position, Cartonplast is an attractive investment opportunity for DBAG.

VOLKER BONSELS
MANAGING DIRECTOR

PROFILE

Cartonplast primarily rents reusable and recyclable plastic intermediate layers for the transport of glass bottles or containers for beverages and other foodstuffs to the manufacturers of these bottles or containers. Within its customer value chain, the company has established a closed logistics cycle, comprising not only rental, but also collection, sorting and cleaning of the reusable layers. Compared to cardboard layer pads, those made of plastic are more hygienic, safer in transport and - due to their reusability – more cost-efficient.

Thanks to its close customer relationships, Cartonplast has gained a leading position in Europe – in a market with solid growth rates. The Company is benefiting from an outsourcing trend as well as from sustainability efforts and the increasing importance of reusability.

POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT

In the years to come, Cartonplast will focus on internationalisation so as to continue its path of dynamic growth. Furthermore, the company aims to expand its range of services, e.g. through the additional rental of plastic pallets and covering caps.

Responsible team member

Volker Bonsels
Volker Bonsels

Managing Director

Volker Bonsels
Name:
Volker Bonsels
Telephone:
+49 69 95787-152
E-Mail:

Volker Bonsels

Managing Director

Volker Bonsels joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 1995 and became a Managing Director in 2001.

He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Technology, Kaiserslautern, and also studied at the University of Warwick. He started his professional career as a trainee in corporate banking at Deutsche Bank.

Volker Bonsels has 24 years of experience in private equity. He was, and is, a member of the advisory councils at those portfolio companies in which DBAG invested under his lead capacity. He has extensive expertise in a variety of sectors, including building components, industrial services and mechanical and plant engineering. Among the most successful transactions he led are Coperion, Lewa and Otto Sauer Achsenfabrik.

Current portfolio companies

Former portfolio companies

Volker Bonsels

Managing Director

+49 69 95787-152
volker.bonsels(at)dbag.de