ARQIS has advised the Swiss investor group CONSTELLATION CAPITAL on the acquisition of HPN Industrieverpackungen GmbH and Peter Gomber GmbH. Both companies are now part of the ARCA Group, which belongs to CONSTELLATION.

HPN Industrieverpackungen GmbH from Baden-Wuerttemberg specializes in the production of wooden pallets, boxes and packaging services. Thanks to long-standing customer relationships and a high degree of digitalization, HPN can offer efficient and high-quality packaging solutions that meet individual customer needs.

Peter Gomber GmbH is a wooden packaging specialist in Rhineland-Palatinate that has been operated as a traditional family business since it was founded in 1946. Peter Gomber GmbH specializes in the manufacture of wooden pallets, boxes and packaging solutions and has achieved his success over the years through tailor-made solutions and close customer relationships, resulting in an excellent reputation in the region. Peter Gomber GmbH will keep its independent market presence. Franz Schuler, who has successfully managed the company for more than 20 years, will remain at the helm. Together with the support of ARCA, this ensures a succession solution for Peter Gomber GmbH and continuity for customers and partners.

The acquisition of HPN forms the basis of the ARCA Group’s growth strategy and geographical expansion. Future acquisitions are intended to create a close-knit network of wood packaging and packaging service companies that will benefit from synergies in purchasing, the professionalization of processes and digital transformation. With its proprietary ERP system, HPN will play a key role within the ARCA Group, particularly in terms of digitalization. HPN will continue to operate independently on the market with the same management team, which will continue to support the further growth strategy of HPN and ARCA in the future. The managing director and former owner, Martin Fix, supports the strategic vision of ARCA and has reinvested significantly in the ARCA Group.

The ARCA Group is to be expanded through further acquisitions as part of a buy & build strategy to become the market leader in the field of wooden packaging and packaging services in German-speaking countries. The focus is on implementing a consolidation strategy in order to create a group of companies that offers customized packaging solutions and packaging services.

CONSTELLATION CAPITAL is a Swiss investment group founded in 1992 and based in Freienbach on Lake Zurich. It pursues a buy & build strategy that focuses on majority investments in medium-sized companies in the business service, education & lifestyle and healthcare sectors in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.

The ARQIS team led by Dr. Lars Laeger has already advised CONSTELLATION on transactions in the past and is now assisting CONSTELLATION for the first time with the acquisition of a platform as part of a buy & build strategy.

ARQIS (Düsseldorf/Munich): Dr. Lars Laeger (M&A, Lead), Thomas Chwalek (M&A), Johannes Landry (Financing), Dr. Ulrich Lienhard (Real Estate Law), Tobias Neufeld (Data Protection), Marcus Nothhelfer (IP/Commercial), Lisa-Marie Niklas (Employment Law); Counsel: Jens Knipping (Tax), Dr. Nima Hanifi-Atashgah (M&A), Anja Mehrtens, Donata Lasson (both Employment Law), Sina Janke (Compliance); Associates: Dr. Denis Schütz, Katrin Ludwig (both M&A), Tim Bresemann, Diana Puchowezki (both Real Estate Law), Carolin Schlütter-Lückel (Financing), Martin Weingärtner, Dr. Hendrik Völkerding, Sabine Müller, Anna Hellmann, Anna Munsch, Dr. Dennis Ratschkowski (all Employment Law), Daniel Schlemann, Marius Mesenbrink (both Data Protection), Thomas Lipsky, Rolf Tichy, Nora Stratmann (all IP/Commercial); Trademarks: Carolin von Fritsch; Legal Specialist: Qing Xia (M&A)


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