Abris Acquires Full Stake in Graf-Poz

Warsaw, June 18.  Abris Capital Partners has invested in Graf-Poz, one of the largest independent providers of paperboard premium packaging in Poland, becoming its sole owner.

Graf-Poz is a manufacturer of premium paperboard packaging that offers quality products and highly flexible, efficient production. The Company operates from Batorowo near Poznan and mainly serves the food retail segment (e.g. confectionary, coffee, tea), as well as non-food retail (in particular, electric bulbs and apparel). It focuses on the high value-added end of the market with premium category products.

“This is Abris’ first investment in the packaging sector. It’s a long-term, perspective business and Graf-Poz has an established market position” says Pawel Gierynski, Partner at Abris Capital.

Edgar Kolesnik, an Investment Manager at Abris, adds: “The Company has found its niche in premium packaging. With a state-of-the-art production line and highly experienced team it can meet the most demanding contracts.”

Abris has acquired 100% of shares of Graf-Poz through an SPV - CLRD Investments S.A. The transaction amount has not been disclosed. Graf-Poz is a medium-sized company in the packaging sector. Its revenues exceed 80m PLN annually. The Company has been growing and is expected to grow by 5-10% per year. 90% of its production goes to the Polish domestic market.