AXA Private Equity and Resource Partners acquire Delic-Pol S.A.
Resource Partners, consumer-focused investor in CEE, and AXA Private Equity, the leading European diversified private equity firm, announce today that they have acquired Delic-Pol S.A.
Warsaw, June 06 2012. Resource Partners, consumer-focused investor in CEE, and AXA Private Equity, the leading European diversified private equity firm,announce today that they have acquired Delic-Pol S.A, the Polish confectionery producer. This is the latest transaction for AXA Private Equity and Resource Partners following the creation of their strategic partnership in Central and Eastern Europe in May 2010.
Established in 1992, Delic-Pol is a leading Polish confectionery company which specializes in biscuit manufacturing. Since its inception, the company has grown from a small business to a significant regional player with over 700 employees. In 2008, Delic-Pol acquired Miś, a fellow confectionary producer with more than 50 years of industry experience, which greatly enhanced Delic-Pol’s product range and reach.
Ryszard Wojtkowski, Managing Partner of Resource Partners, said: "Our investment in Delic-Pol demonstrates our commitment to supporting Polish companies, both in terms of performance and geographical expansion. The company has demonstrated that it can adapt to the increasing requirements and expectations of the retail market, reflected in the fact that is has now been a reliable partner of both modern and traditional retailers for a number of years. We want to increase production capacity and support the company in the next stage of its development.”
Dominique Gaillard, Member of the Executive Board of AXA Private Equity, added: "Delic-Pol is a high quality, successful business with very strong management, which is good news for our investors. Through our international network, we look forward to supporting the company as it continues to grow both domestically and internationally.”
Resource Partners: Małgorzata Bobrowska-Jarząbek, Ryszard Wojtkowski
AXA Private Equity: Dominique Gaillard, Marton Hunek
Debt financing: Structure Finance Bureau, Corporate Banking Bank BGŻ S.A. S.A. advised by GESSEL
The purchasers were advised by: TS Partners, Domański Zakrzewski Palinka, Kancelaria Krassowski, Clifford
Chance, Linklaters and Environ.
The seller was advised by: KPMG, Kancelaria prawnicza D. Dobkowski, Kancelaria Radcy Prawnego
Resource Partners Sp. z o.o.
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