GCA Altium is now part of Houlihan Lokey

Transaction Details

December 22, 2020


Consumer, Retail, E-commerce and Leisure

Deal Type

M&A, Debt advisory

Deal Team

Tobias Schultheiss, Thorsten Weber, Mathias Heymann, Nikolaus Clary, Adrian Nowitzki, Philipp Flor, Frederik Gradl, Marco Solle, Matthias Münnich

GCA Altium advises Gilde Buy Out Partners on the acquisition of TonerPartner Group

GCA Altium acted as financial advisor to funds advised by Gilde Buy Out Partners on their acquisition of TonerPartner Group, a leading pan-European specialist online retailer for printer ink, toner and cartridges, from equity investment company INVISION. GCA Altium supported Gilde with both M&A and debt advice over the course of the transaction.

Headquartered in Hattingen, Germany, TonerPartner has emerged as one of the largest specialist online retailers in the printing consumables segment across Europe, and is active in 16 different countries. The company markets original branded, compatible alternatives and environmentally friendly recycled products to a loyal and growing customer base of more than four million B2B and B2C customers. Over the past four years under INVISION’s ownership, TonerPartner has achieved a leading position in Europe.

Andreas Klab, Partner at Gilde commented: “We are impressed with TonerPartner’s track record of consistent growth, entrepreneurial spirit as well as its ability to fundamentally understand and cater to the demands of its customers. TonerPartner is well placed to build on this solid foundation and remain the most reliable player of scale within the printing consumables segment. We are excited to support TonerPartner in this next phase of development and growth.”

The transaction will close following customary merger clearance approvals and terms will not be disclosed.

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