AURELIUS closes the acquisition of Agfa Offset Solutions
Luxembourg/Munich, April 4, 2023 – AURELIUS announces the successful completion of the acquisition of Agfa Offset Solutions from the Agfa-Gevaert Group (ISIN: BE0003755692), Mortsel/Belgium.
The division is one of the leading global suppliers of prepress solutions to the offset printing industry. In FY22, Agfa Offset Solutions generated EUR 779m in revenues which translates into a global market share of roughly 20 percent. The transaction was completed by AURELIUS European Opportunities IV, controlling a 70 % stake and its Co-Investor AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A0JK2A8), controlling the remaining 30 %.
The company supplies the offset printing industry with prepress solutions like offset plates, graphic films or software and is commercially active in more than 75 countries worldwide. The firm is present across all steps of the prepress value-chain, offering a portfolio of offset plates, graphic film, equipment & services, as well as software and chemicals. Agfa Offset Solutions reached a market leading position in Europe and LATAM and ranks among the top players in other markets.
AURELIUS was advised on the transaction by DC Advisory (M&A), Baker McKenzie (Legal), KPMG (Tax, Pensions).