Exit: 2018, Equita Holding
Kolbe, headquartered in Versmold (Westphalia), is one of the leading German manufacturers of marketing/advertising products and high-end labels. Kolbe masters sheet-fed and web-fed offset printing technologies and adds additional value to its customers by offering product design/development services. Kolbe’s extensive customer base mainly consists of mid-cap companies (“Mittelstand”) and a number of large multi-national companies from, inter alia, the food/beverage, cosmetics, and textile industries. Kolbe generates the majority of its sales in Germany and the remaining part in neighbouring countries such as Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands and Scandinavia.
In July 2008 Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA acquired Kolbe together with the company’s management. Equita controls 92.1% of the shares.
The implementation of the growth plan:
HQ Equita intends to support management’s growth plans which include entry into new market segments as well as regional expansion within Germany and neighbouring countries.