German private equity firm Quadriga Capital has divested its stake in Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG. The private equity firm held at 26.3% stake in the professional mail management services company. The shares in Francotyp-Postalia were sold to unnamed institutional investors in Germany, France, Great Britain and Switzerland, the firm said.
The former major shareholder of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG, Quadriga Capital, has sold its shares in the company. The private equity company based in St. Helier, Jersey, held an equity interest in the global service provider for professional mail management for more than five years.
Quadriga Capital held 26.3% of the voting rights in Francotyp-Postalia.
Stockwell Capital also sold its long-term equity interest, which most
recently amounted to 4.98%.
‘We have accompanied the company for a number of years. Following its
successful restructuring, the FP Group is on the right path. As set out in
our business model of the equity investment company we advise, the shares
were sold on a broad basis to institutional investors in Germany, France,
Great Britain and Switzerland,’ explained Dr. Andreas Fendel, Managing
Director of Quadriga Capital Eigenkapitalservices GmbH. In placing the
shares, Quadriga was supported by Hauck & Aufhäuser.
‘We would like to thank Quadriga Capital for the many years of cooperation
and partnership,’ commented Hans Szymanski, member of the Management Board
of the FP Group. ‘The successful share transaction was oversubscribed
several times at this late period of the year. This shows the potential of
our company’,’ Szymanski continued.
In November, the company raised its forecast for the year as a whole. The
FP Group expects to generate revenues of between EUR 140 and 145 million
and EBITDA before restructuring costs of between EUR 24 and 26 million in
Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG
Vice President Investor Relations/Public Relations
The FP Group in Brief
Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG is a worldwide service provider for
professional mail processing solutions. The FP Group’s range of products
and services includes franking and inserting machines, the direct
collection of business mail to Online-Brief, its online mail service for
private and commercial users. Headquartered in Birkenwerder near Berlin,
the Group’s wide product spectrum enables it to provide tailored mail
management services. With a corporate history that goes back over 85 years
and local branches in many industrialised countries, the FP Group currently
holds around 10% of the worldwide franking machine market. Today it is
profiting in all its segments from the increasing liberalisation of mail
markets and the trend for businesses to outsource their outbound mail
processes to professional service providers. Total revenue in financial
2009 came to 129 million euros. Worldwide, the Group employs over 1,000