ANTOLI, founded in 1977 in Carcassonne, France, was taken over in MBI by Georges Moreira, former managing director of a major player in label printing. The printer plans to make further acquisitions in the medium term in order to broaden the range of high-end products offered to its customers.
ANTOLI, an offset printer also active in packaging, was taken over by its manager Jean-Marc Rhodes with the support of the Parisian agency COCKTAIL D’IMPRESSIONS. They are handing over to Georges Moreira, a new entrepreneur well known in the label and packaging sectors for the wine and spirits industry.
The company, which employs around thirty people and has a turnover of more than 5 million euros, is recognised for its technical know-how, which should enable it to increase its market share with both independent winegrowers and the largest houses. Equipped with the latest printing and finishing technologies, the company is also FSC, PEFC and Imprim’Vert certified.
PAX Corporate Finance was mandated by the buyer to manage the negotiations and to organise the financing of the operation. After studying several targets in the south-west region, the team finally focused its efforts on the Carcassonne company over the last few months. Antoli’s new chairman does not intend to be satisfied with this target, however, which he wishes to gradually transform into a consolidation platform. External growth opportunities are already being explored in an otherwise fragmented market where customers are still looking for a higher level of service.
The transaction is supported by debt provided equally by Banque Populaire du Sud, the group’s historic bank, and Caisse d’Epargne Languedoc Roussillon, which is joining the banking pool. The solid fundamentals of the company as well as the personality of the manager have enabled PAX Corporate Finance to receive numerous financing offers.
PAX Corporate Finance thus reinforces its know-how in the printing and packaging sector. The firm has recently advised on the transfer of the Verpack (packaging), RC Concept and Formes et Sculptures (POP) groups as well as the acquisition policies of Inessens (label printing) and Leader Print Group (digital printing).