28 May 2010 - Pamplona Capital Management has participated in the WEPA Industrieholding SE as a minority shareholder. The capital increase creates the basis for the further development of the company strategy and the investments connected therewith in the ten European production locations. In particular, the added finances are being used for the partial discharge of the existing bank financing. Mayer Brown comprehensively advised WEPA in the transaction.
Pamplona is a British investor for long-term equity financing for European companies with growth potential. Pamplona has resided in London since 2004 and has a further branch in Switzerland.
The family-run WEPA group produces tissue products, such as hygiene and toilette paper, kitchen paper, paper tissues and paper towels. The WEPA group is one of the strongest companies in the European hygiene paper business with a turnover of more than EUR 950 million in 2009 and with more than 2,900 employees at ten locations in Europe.
The Mayer Brown team included Friedrich Merz, Markus Strelow (both lead, Corporate, Berlin and Frankfurt), Dr. Jens Peter Schmidt (Antitrust, Brussels), Dirk-Peter Flor (Banking & Finance, Frankfurt), Dr. Marco Wilhelm (Corporate, Frankfurt) as well as associates Dr. Jan Streer (Corporate, Cologne), Dr. Hendrik Otto (Corporate, Berlin), Dr. Sven Labudda (Corporate, Frankfurt).