January 14, 2015
Digital Media and Media
Alexander Grünwald, Dr Martin Kühner, Daniel Fritz, Daniel Schreiber
Sale of Rameder to Findos
GCA Altium has advised the Riverside Company on its exit from its investment in Rameder, a German online retailer of tow-bars, automotive carrier systems and related accessories. Riverside invested in Rameder in 2011, and helped the company strengthen its leading market position in the DACH region and successfully expand across Europe. GCA Altium acted as exclusive financial adviser to Riverside. This deal underlines GCA Altium’s leading position in the Digital, Media & Internet segment.
From its headquarters in Leutenberg/Munschwitz, Rameder operates its online presence, which offers products throughout Europe through webshops in English, German, French and other languages. Rameder backs its sales efforts with outstanding customer service and logistics expertise, which ensures fast delivery to its customers.
During the hold period, Riverside completed the add-on acquisition of Bertelshofer (a direct competitor in Germany), which added market share and improved Rameder’s service offerings. Riverside also made investments to improve Rameder’s sales and marketing efforts and internationalized the business well beyond its home market, with a focus on Benelux, France and the Nordics.
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.