October 24, 2016
Digital Media and Media
GCA Altium advises Onlineprinters on its sale to Bregal Unternehmerkapital
GCA Altium acted as financial adviser to TA Associates and the founder of Onlineprinters, one of Europe’s largest online printing companies, on its sale to Bregal Unternehmerkapital. This is GCA Altium’s 7th major transaction in the European online printing market over the past 3 years. For GCA Altium’s Online and Technology practice, it has already been the 35th transaction in 2016.
Founded in 2004, Onlineprinters is a web-to-print services provider focused on B2B solutions. The Company has grown strongly in recent years and evolved as one of the market leaders in the European online printing market, operating under the brand “DieDruckerei” in Germany and “Onlineprinters” in the rest of Europe. The Company’s main products are marketing materials such as brochures, flyers and posters primarily for small and medium sized businesses. Last year, Onlineprinters pro-duced more than 2.1 billion printed products and served more than 500,000 customers. The Company is active in over 30 European countries and has more than 600 employees.
TA Associates, a global growth private equity firm, became a partner of Onlineprinters in 2013. This investment in 2013 was also advised by GCA Altium. Walter Meyer, the founder of Onlineprinters, commented: “Bregal is well-versed in the operation of mid-sized enterprises like Onlineprinters. The investor is committed to creating a long-term, collaborative partnership based on entrepreneurial values. It is this commitment that makes Bregal an ideal partner.”
Tobias Schultheiss, Managing Director at GCA Altium, added: “It has been an absolute pleasure to advise Onlineprinters for the second time within three years in a successful transaction. During the three years with TA Associates, Onlineprinters has emerged as one of the leaders in the European B2B online printing market and has developed a broad footprint across the continent. With Bregal, the Company has now found a strong new partner to continue on its successful path.”