Yesterday, we celebrated the closing of the transaction in which one of our regular Clients, Highlander Partners, sold its portfolio company, the Akomex Group, to Sebastian Śliwa, the co-founder and hereuntil minority shareholder, supported by AMC Capital IV S.c.Sp., a fund advised by Mezzanine Management.

Highlander acquired a controlling interest in Akomex in 2010. GESSEL had the pleasure of advising on this transaction and, over the ensuing years, we worked with Highlander Partners and the Akomex Group on a sequence of strategic projects, including the acquisition of Druk Pak carried out in a public-to-private structure in 2014. We are happy that we had the opportunity to thus contribute to the creation of one of the largest packaging companies in Central Europe.

The GESSEL team working on this project was led by Marcin Macieszczak, managing partner and was composed of Maciej Kożuchowski, partner, Krzysztof Jasiński, senior associate, Karolina Krzal-Kwiatkowska, senior associate, Dr Bartłomiej Woźniak, managing associate, and Adam Kraszewski, managing associate

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Highlander Partners is a private equity fund that deals with direct investments in manufacturing and service enterprises in selected industries. Highlander Partners operates in the United States and Central and Eastern Europe. The fund manages assets worth over USD 2 billion.

The Akomex Group is one of the leading producers of solid and corrugated cardboard packaging, leaflets and labels in Central Europe for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food, electronics and other sectors. The company was founded in 1993 in Starogard Gdański. It has 3 modern factories in Poland and Denmark, which produce over 1.8 billion packages annually.