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Producer of corrugated plastic sheets and packaging.

Investor: Funds managed by TFI Capital Partners SA

Industry: Plastic / packaging

Year of investment: 2010

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Company

Located in Krupski Młyn, Silesia, Gekoplast is the Poland’s largest and Europe’s 5th largest producer of corrugated polypropylene sheets and packaging.

As of 2017, exports represent 60% of its sales.

Between 2010 and 2017, the company invested approximately 50 million PLN in modern production facilities and the acquisition of its direct competitor.

Growth

wykres Gekoplast ENG

Main objectives of the funding

  • Financing the integration of the two companies
  • CAPEX financing – investments in new assets – a production facility and production lines

Achievements of the company

  • Deep operational restructuring;
    • optimisation of production processes,
    • disinvestment from non-core business lines,
    • sale of redundant assets
  • Successful takeover of the competitor and merger of the two companies
  • Investment programme financed with operational cash flow and bank financing
  • Upscaling business operations – operational leverage
  • Sales and EBITDA growth
  • Development of new, higher-margin products 

150%
EBITDA growth

6x
growth value

 

Value added by PE/VC fund

  • Financing structure optimisation
  • Strategic analysis support.
  • Appointing of two industry experts as key Management Board members