AURELIUS sells Richard Scherpe Group to financial investor


AURELIUS sells Richard Scherpe Group to financial investor

  • 50 percent stake in DMS Digitaler Medienservice sold
  • Sale to medium-sized printer Mensing Drucke

Munich, 3 April 2009. After realignment, Munich-based industrial holding AURELIUS today sold the majority of its subsidiary RSG Media Holding Ltd., holding company of Richard Scherpe Group, to a financial investor. Swiss GIK GmbH plans to successfully develop the leading specialty printers of cardboard and adhesive labels and expand its market position.

Richard Scherpe Group became part of the AURELIUS Group in August 2006. As a niche player in the highly competitive market for printing services, the company was consequently focused on the needs of a consolidating market.

Dr. Dirk Markus, CEO of AURELIUS, comments the sale: "A commitment to a specialty printer like Scherpe represents a challenge in the current market environment. With GIK, we have now found an investor, who will continue to successfully develop the company. The sale enables us to focus our management capacities on other issues. "