OMMAX acted as commercial advisor to funds advised by Gilde Buy Out Partners (“Gilde”), a leading mid-market private equity firm in the DACH region and the Benelux, on the acquisition of TonerPartner Group, one of Europe’s leading online retailers specialized in the marketing of ink, toner, and printer cartridges for a wide range of printers with business operations in 16 European countries. TonerPartner has a strong competitive positioning as a vertical specialist in Europe with strong performance marketing capabilities ensuring best-in-class digital visibility.
In preparation of the acquisition, OMMAX supported Gilde with a commercial due diligence in order to assess the relevant market, competitive landscape, customer segments, digital platform performance, IT infrastructure, business plan and growth potential.
Andreas Klab, Partner at Gilde, highlights the great collaboration with the OMMAX team: “We are highly satisfied with OMMAX’ work. They provided us with valuable insights which were an important factor in making our investment decision. We very much enjoyed working with the OMMAX team and look forward to further joint projects.”
Toni Stork, CEO and Managing Partner of OMMAX, comments: “Congratulations to Gilde and TonerPartner Group. It was a great pleasure working together with such fantastic companies and we wish them all the best for their future endeavors.”
Do you want to learn more about OMMAX’ experience in transaction advisory? Get in touch with OMMAX CEO and Managing Partner Toni Stork t.stork (at) ommax.de.
ABOUT GILDE BUY OUT PARTNERS
Gilde Buy Out Partners is a leading European private equity investor in mid-market transactions with operations in the DACH region and the Benelux. Gilde manages funds in excess of EUR 3 billion and has offices in Frankfurt, Zurich, Utrecht, and Brussels. Since its inception in 1982, Gilde has supported more than 250 companies to realize their growth ambitions. Recent investments include e.g. Corilus, Eichholtz, Xindao, Gundlach, Kinkelder, and Caseking. For more information, please visit www.gilde.com.
ABOUT TONERPARTNER GROUP
Founded in 1993 and based in Hattingen (Germany), TonerPartner is one of Europe’s leading online retailers specialized in the marketing of toner and ink cartridges for a wide range of printers in 16 European countries. The company offers one of the broadest portfolios of original branded products, high quality white label and own branded compatible alternatives, as well as environmentally friendly recycled products. TonerPartner has a loyal and growing end customer base with more than 4 million B2B and B2C customers served in recent years. As of today, the company employs more than 130 employees. For more information, please visit www.tonerpartner.de.
OMMAX is a digital strategy consultancy based in Europe, specializing in sustainable digital value creation while catering to an array of mid-sized companies, large enterprises and more than 30 private equity firms around the world. Composed of >120 international experts and with >600 realized digital projects in the fields of digital strategy, digital operational excellence, data science, and transaction advisory services, OMMAX is a forerunner concerning holistic data-driven strategy consulting and end-to-end execution of digital solutions. For more information, please visit www.ommax-digital.com.