Clearwater International has advised Infinex Group (Infinex), a leading German plastics processing company, on the acquisition of German plastic compounds manufacturing business acting under the REPOLY brand from Global Solutions GmbH (Global Solutions).
Infinex comprises a group of companies active in the field of plastics processing, in particular extrusion-based production processes. This dedicated focus is the core of Infinex’s strategy to offer its customers from the building and construction, automotive and various industrial sectors a superior value-add both in its domestic market, as well as internationally. Today, Infinex has production and distribution facilities in Germany, Czech Republic and North America with clients across five continents. Infinex´s key products such as plastic dimpled sheets, twin-wall panels and structured core panels are offered under the ISO-DRAIN, KIBO and TRIPLEX brands.
Global Solutions is a Gera, Germany based production and trading company in the plastics recycling/upcycling industry with a focus on polypropylene products. Since 2006, the company has operated under the REPOLY brand and serves medium-sized companies as well as global players in Germany and many export markets.
With the acquisition of REPOLY, Infinex will complement its offering with recycled products that are more and more replacing new raw materials in plastics production. Infinex will integrate REPOLY into its procurement processes as one strategic pillar for the combined group’s operations.
„For quite a while Infinex was looking for an opportunity to add a recycling specialist to its group operations. Consequently, we are extremely happy with the acquisition of REPOLY which perfectly complements our product offering. I would like to thank the Clearwater International team for the great support during the entire acquisition process. Clearwater´s expertise, dedication and solution orientated advisory approach was a key success factor to get this complex deal done.“ – Martin Hartl, Shareholder and CEO, Infinex Group
„The acquisition of REPOLY allows Infinex Group to take control of all crucial areas along its value chain. It´s a perfect fit offering substantial opportunities for the combined businesses considering changing market requirements. It was a great pleasure working with Infinex on this exciting transaction.“ – Axel Oltmann, Managing Partner, Clearwater International