JCK Holding GmbH Textil KG
Marketer of textiles
KEY FACTS AT A GLANCE
JCK HOLDING GMBH TEXTIL KG
REVENUES in €mn
As of 30 June 2017
JCK is benefiting from the changes taking place in the textile trading business and has been growing for many years. DBAG and DBAG ECF are participating in the company’s attractive distributions.
MARKETER OF TEXTILES
The JCK group, domiciled in Quakenbrück, Germany, evolved from a textile retail business that has been family-owned since its inception. Through organic and external growth, the business has developed to become one of the largest German textile trading companies.
POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG and its former co-investment fund acquired a minority share in JCK KG to finance the company’s growth. JCK operates in two business segments: Some 80 percent of sales come from textile trading activities, largely a private-label business. The company generates its remaining revenues as a distributor of merchandising articles. JCK’s core competence is to provide marketable goods for special offers to discounters, who sell them under private labels. JCK is the number one in Germany in this line of business.
Jarno Schäfermann joined the Deutsche Beteiligungs AG team in 2012 as a Managing Director.
After finishing his professional training in the publishing industry, he earned his degree in Business Administration from Freie Universität Berlin, with the support of a scholarship from Axel Springer AG. He began his career at the auditing firm KPMG in 2001in the corporate finance area, where he advised financial and strategic investors on corporate transactions and financial issues and also worked for one year as the assistant to the business unit director.
Jarno Schäfermann has more than 12 years of experience in private equity. Before joining DBAG, he worked for a Hamburg-based private equity firm, where he spent many years as a member of the investment team, supporting numerous ‘Mittelstand’ buyouts. In 2011 he then moved to the management board of a portfolio company and played a leading role facilitating its divestment.