Reuther Verpackung GmbH & Co. KG has been sold to Sun Capital

The shareholders of Reuther Verpackung GmbH & Co. KG sold 100% of their shares to an affiliate of Sun European Partners, LLP, the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners, Inc. Reuther Verpackung GmbH & Co. KG is a leading German manufacturer of flexible plastic packaging. The parties agreed to keep the details of the transaction confidential.

The company is a full-service solution provider and specializes in manufacturing pre-fabricated bags and reels and mainly supplies packaging for pet food, sweets and coffee/tea. The business was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Neuwied, Germany. The company operates four production facilities in Europe and one distribution partnership in the U.S.

The transaction comes at an opportune time for the company, strengthening the business financially as well as strategically. Christof Renz, CEO of Reuther: “The signing of this agreement provides us with the keys to ensuring not only the company’s continuity but also its growth. Today we are very excited to be embarking on a new era which will undoubtedly contribute to strengthen and reinforce Reuther’s market leading position in its segments. The transaction was made possible by the effective and highly efficient advisory process by Lincoln International.”

Sun European Partners, LLP, is the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading U.S.-based private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Affiliates of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. have invested in over 240 companies worldwide since inception of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. in the U.S. in 1995 with combined sales in excess of €30 billion ($40 billion). Lincoln International was mandated the shareholders and Reuther Verpackung GmbH & Co. KG as exclusive advisor for this sell-side.

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