Investee Company – Infopress S.A.
Investee Company Business Type – Commercial printing company
Type of Financing – Expansion
Equity Providers – Baring Private Equity Partners
Equity Leader (Individual) – Leonard Gherghina of Baring Private Equity Partners Romania
Debt Providers – BRD Societe General
Debt Type – Working Capital Facility, Credit Expenditure Loans
Debt Leader (Individual) – Pierre Andre Taulet of BRD Societe General
Equity Amount – $5.8 million
Total Deal Value – $8.5 million
Other Advisors – N/A
Comments – Infopress S.A., a commercial printing company, has received a $8.5 million round of financing. The equity, totalling $5.8 million, is being provided by Baring Private Equity Partner’s Baring Central European Fund (BCEF), with $2.7 million of debt; a working capital facility and credit expenditure loans, that are being provided by BRD Societe General.
Infopress, founded in 1991, is one of the largest and fastest growing full-service printing houses in Romania, obtaining leadership in medium-to-high run colour magazines and commercial printings market. The company is also well established as one of the biggest, most reliable and fastest printers of magazines and commercial material in Central Europe.
BCEF’s investment will allow Infopress to further its expansion by acquiring additional equipment including a Muller Martini perfect binder machine and a MAN printing press. Following these purchases, Infopress will be able to boast one of the largest and most modern printing centres in southern central Europe.
Leonard Gherghina, General Manager of Baring Private Equity Partners Romania, who led the deal, said: “Following the successful first closing of the Baring Central European Fund at the beginning of the year, the investment in infopress adds another market leader with an outstanding management team to our rapidly expanding portfolio”.