DBG acquires controlling interest in Slovenian plastic components producer Tomplast

Slovenian plastic components producer, Tomplast d.o.o., has been acquired by DBG Eastern Europe II, LP (“DBG”). Tomplast is one of Slovenia’s leading manufacturers of plastic-moulded components.

On July 6, 2007, DBG completed an MBI of a 100% shareholding in Tomplast d.o.o. The acquisition of Tomplast is DBG’s second Slovenian manufacturing buy-out investment in the past two years.

Tomplast is a Slovenian manufacturing company, with a primary strategic focus as a supplier of plastic components mainly to the automotive industry. The MBI team that has partnered with DBG in the Tomplast acquisition is led by Mark Stemberger. DBG and Mr. Stemberger intend to grow Tomplast in the coming years organically and potentially via acquisitions. The transaction size was not disclosed.

Companies controlled by DBG merged: Erigs S.A. and Eurofilms S.A

Merger of companies controlled by DBG Eastern Europe II LP: Ergis S.A. and Eurofilms S.A. (the latter quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange) is a fact. The Court registered the merger on 29 June. In effect it was created one of the largest plastic processing companies in Central Eastern Europe, with the total annual net revenue surpassing PLN 390 M.

On 29 June 2007, the Warsaw District Court registered the merger of Eurofilms S.A., the leading manufacturer of stretch films in Poland, producer of thermo-shrinking PVC films and distributor of BOPP films and PET tapes, with the Company’s majority shareholder – Ergis S.A. – the largest in Poland and the leading in Central Eastern Europe manufacturer of PVC based products (films, compounds, wallpapers, wall panels and windowsills). The merger was approved by shareholders of Eurofilms and of Ergis at their respective general meetings in May. The new entity is operating under the name Ergis-Eurofilms S.A. The leading shareholder of the merged entity is Finergis Investments Ltd, which in turn is controlled by DBG Eastern Europe II LP.

Strategic development objective of the merged companies is to strengthen its leading position in manufacturing of films and processing plastic in Central Eastern Europe.

Jacek Korpala, Partner at DBG, said: „We are glad that it was possible to effect the merger efficiently, fast and with support of the companies’ shareholders. We are looking forward for further fast development of the merged companies, both organically and through acquisitions. We believe that Ergis-Eurofilms S.A. will be a fruitful investment for all of its shareholders.”