DEEN
Product innovations and enlargement of production capacity
€60.4mn
Equity investment
€197mn
Revenue 2016
800
Employees 2016

KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE

  • Earnings above previous year’s figures and budget thanks to strong demand
  • Production at maximum capacity
  • Accolades for innovative strength

INFIANA GROUP GMBH

INVESTMENT BY
DBAG FUND VI

€60.4MN

THEREOF DBAG

€11.5MN

MANAGEMENT-BUY-OUT
SHAREHOLDERS:
DBAG FUND VI

91.4%

THEREOF DBAG

17.4%

OTHER SHAREHOLDERS

8.6%

FIRST INVESTED

DECEMBER 2014

REVENUES IN €MN

 

199

 

2014

 

205

 

2015

 

197

 

2016

As of 30 June 2017

Infiana’s innovative strength and broad customer base are a solid platform for the company’s progress. Infiana will also move forward on its path towards greater internationalisation.

JOCHEN BAUMANN
MANAGING DIRECTOR

FINISHER OF PLASTIC-BASED RELEASE LINERS AND SPECIALISED FILMS

Infiana Group develops and produces specialised films for the consumer goods market and for industry. The films are used for sophisticated packaging and as components for hygiene products, as release liners and surface films for applications in the construction industry, and as release liners for technical adhesive tapes and special labels. The company has identified further attractive growth areas, including special films for pharmaceutical applications and for the production of composites, which it intends to expand in the coming years. The large number and variety of end-use applications ensure a high degree of diversification. Thanks to its highly flexible production, the company has a large product portfolio.

Infiana has a global presence: besides its headquarters in Germany, the company maintains further production sites in the US and Thailand. Its production structure is geared to its customers, which include consumer goods manufacturers with international operations that also produce worldwide. In its core markets, the company is market leader and has market shares of between 15 and 50 percent.

Infiana is considered a particularly innovative company and has received several awards for this. It invests around seven percent of revenues in research and development. The company develops innovative film solutions in close cooperation with its customers to produce individual products: three-quarters of its products are customised.

POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT

Apart from product innovations, growth drivers for the business include the substitution of paper release liners with plastic film, demand for higher quality packaging solutions, in particular in the area of hygiene, and the continued high level of construction activities in the US. In addition, Infiana is invest-ing in expanding its production capacities in the US as well as in developing film solutions for new areas of application.

2016 FINANCIAL YEAR

Earnings will be up on the previous year’s figures and budget. Revenues will drop below the previous year’s level due to the sale of the Brazilian subsidiary. The company divested this business, since its product portfolio is no longer part of the company’s core strategy. At its other locations, Infiana produced at full capacity and therefore decided to start a comprehensive investment programme.

OUTLOOK AND OBJECTIVES

The company will continue to work on the projects agreed on at the beginning of the investment and above all pursue international growth. Based on the good order backlog, the basically positive market outlook and various initiatives to ensure further growth, management expects the company’s revenues and earnings to increase further in 2017.

Responsible team member

Jochen Baumann
Jochen Baumann

Managing Director

Jochen Baumann
Name:
Jochen Baumann
Investment focus:
Management buyouts
Telephone:
+49 69 95787-235
E-Mail:

Jochen Baumann

Managing Director

Jochen Baumann joined Deutsche Beteiligungs AG in 1997 and became a Managing Director in 2005.

Following a bank apprenticeship, he studied Business Administration at the University of Passau and at Lund University.

Jochen Baumann has more than 20 years of experience in private equity. He is also a member of the advisory councils at the portfolio companies in which DBAG invested under his management. His focus includes the implementation of buy-and-build concepts, such as those installed at ProXES, Romaco and Unser Heimatbäcker. He has in-depth knowledge of the packaging industry and special expertise in the food sector as well as in mechanical and plant engineering.

Current portfolio companies

Unser Heimatbäcker GmbH Infiana Group GmbH Heytex Bramsche GmbH

Former portfolio companies

Jochen Baumann

Managing Director

+49 69 95787-235
jochen.baumann@dbag.de