Innova Capital, the leading Central European private equity fund, will become an investor in Drukarnia Embe Press in Lublin, the leading supplier of labels and flexible packaging for the beverage and food industry. As a result of the finalized transaction the fund gains exposure to an attractive flexible packaging market.

Innova has signed an agreement to acquire 80% of shares in the Druakrnia Embe Press. This is the third transaction completed from the newest Innova/6 fund, which closed in April 2018. The founders of Embe Press, Sławomir Bezdek and Marian Mamczarz will remain minority shareholders in the company and will support its further development from the Supervisory Board position. This is another example of founders’ succession transaction, in which Innova Capital becomes an important partner for Polish entrepreneurs, proving its leading position in this segment of the private equity market in Poland.

Embe Press specializes in the manufacturing of labels utilising flexographic printing technology, providing printing services, among others, for customers from the beverage and food industry in Poland and abroad. The company will continue its current strategy, focusing on the manufacturing of a large range of labels and providing the highest standard of printing services. Innova as a financial investor will make it possible to follow through with plans for further development, including completing investments in the newly built manufacturing plant as well as ongoing improvement of products and expansion of the product range.

Innova Capital is interested in consolidating the flexible packaging market, including labels in Poland and Central Europe. Innova Capital is in advanced talks with several leading players on the market of flexible packaging. More detailed information on the strategy and plans of the fund in this sector will be presented once the transaction has been finalised, which will follow the approval of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection.


About Embe Press:

Drukarnia Embe Press Sp. jawna has 30 years of experience in the printing industry. It is the owner of the latest generation of printing machines and offers a wide range of flexo printing services.

Modern technological solutions and highest quality machines enabled the company to strengthen its position on the domestic market, as well as in Germany, Denmark, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The main manufacturing services offered by Embe Press in the flexo printing technology include the printing of labels and packaging used on self-adhesive films, shrink sleeves, BOPP, PET, metallised and transparent as well as self-adhesive paper.

The company has been awarded several key certificates in the industry, such as ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, BRC Packaging and DPG. Embe Press has also gained recognition in the Fair Play Company competition and in 2012 we received the Golden Laurel, as well as the title of Business Gazelle and the Province Business Leader. In 2018 the Company employed approximately 180 people.