Hofmann acquires majority stake in posterjack

Frankfurt, 11 March 2013. Following its strategy to consolidate the European market, Hofmann S.L., one of the leading European companies in the print-on-demand market for end-consumers, has acquired a majority stake in posterjack GmbH. Florian Stadler and Johannes Busch, founders and managing directors of posterjack, will continue to manage the company and will remain shareholders with a relevant stake.

2013_03_posterjack_hofmannFounded in 2005 and based in Munich / Germany, posterjack is one of the leading companies in Central Europe active in the personalized printing wall decor market with products such as posters, canvas and gallery prints. With special focus on Germany, Austria and Switzerland, posterjack has steadily grown at a double digit rate to reach revenues of approx. 10 million Euros in 2012.

The combination of Hofmann and posterjack will lift significant operating and business synergies, especially by broadening posterjack’s product portfolio with Hofmann’s products, e.g. photo books and calendars. Moreover, Hofmann will support the internationalization strategy of posterjack in countries such as France, Benelux, United Kingdom, Poland and Canada.

With the acquisition of posterjack, Hofmann has accelerated its growth strategy in the European market after becoming the undisputed leader in Spain and Portugal in recent years. To foster future growth, the Hofmann-posterjack Group will continue to actively analyze further potential acquisitions.

Corporate Finance Partners – now ACXIT Capital Partners – acted as exclusive M&A adviser to the shareholders of posterjack in this transaction.

About Hofmann

Hofmann, with annual sales of ca. 40 million Euros, is the undisputable leader of the Spanish and Portuguese print-on-demand market. With a broad product portfolio, it offers e.g. photo books, calendars and other wall decor products. The Company is based in Paterna (Valencia, Spain) and has approx. 120 employees. (www.hofmann.es)

About posterjack

posterjack  is one of the leading and fastest growing companies in the personalized printing wall decor market (such as posters, canvas and gallery prints) in Central Europe. Founded in 2005 and based in Munich (Germany), the company’s operations are focused on Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company has entered into the North-American market via a subsidiary in Canada. (www.posterjack.com)

About ACXIT Capital Partners

ACXIT Capital Partners is a leading international corporate finance and investment advisory firm for mid-market clients and entrepreneurs in Europe and beyond. Since 1998, we offer our clients comprehensive corporate finance advisory services including M&A and capital markets advisory as well as restructuring, debt and strategic advisory. As an independent, privately owned firm we maintain offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Hong Kong as well as strong alliances in China, India and the USA.

To date, we have completed more than 350 transactions with a total deal/financing volume of approx. EUR 17bn. Our clients are corporations, family-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, financial sponsors and family offices. While our home market is in the German speaking region, most clients are international and transactions cross-border. (www.acxit.com)

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