EQT Mid Market invests in GPA

EQT Mid Market has acquired a co-controlling stake in Hong Kong-based GPA Global, a specialty-packaging and display-solutions provider. No financial terms were disclosed. Sperry, Mitchell & Company advised GPA on the deal.

PRESS RELEASE

New York, NY (March 24, 2017) – GPA Global (“GPA”) has sold a co-control stake to EQT Mid Market (“EQT”). Sperry, Mitchell & Company initiated this transaction and served as exclusive advisor to GPA.

Founded in 2009 in Hong Kong, GPA is a leading premium specialty-packaging and display-solutions provider, offering a full spectrum of design, engineering, production management and distribution services. GPA serves as a complete solutions partner, from concept design, material selection & development to manufacturing. GPA is well-regarded by its customers as one of the most innovative packaging and point-of purchase display providers serving the market today.

Mr. Tom Wang and Mr. Adam Melton, co-founders of GPA, jointly commented: “We are excited to work with EQT and its global network of Industrial Advisors. With its operational and growth-focused approach, EQT is an ideal partner for GPA. We look forward to jointly developing the Company to the next level and working close together with EQT.”

GPA Global (www.gpaglobal.net) is a leading “one-stop-shop” premium specialty-packaging and display-solutions provider. The Company offers a complete array of design, engineering, production management and distribution services to produce the most innovative specialty-packaging and point-of-purchase displays available in the market today. GPA has operations in Hong Kong, mainland China and the United States.

EQT (www.eqtpartners.com) is a leading alternative investments firm with approximately EUR 35 billion in AUM. EQT Funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the United States with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership.

Sperry, Mitchell & Company (www.sperrymitchell.com) is an investment banking firm specializing in middle-market merger and acquisition advisory services. Since the firm’s founding in 1986, Sperry Mitchell has completed hundreds of transactions in a wide range of industries, with values ranging from $10 to $450 million.