Polymetrix is seaking a strategic buyer for development and expanding

Source: Lincoln International AG

Oberbüren, Germany — Polymetrix is one of the globally leading technology and engineering specialists for solid state poly-condensation (SSP) in the sustainably growing virgin PET market. The shareholders of Polymetrix plan to sell their shares in Polymetrix and combine the company with a strategic buyer who can contribute significant synergies and support Polymetrix’s development into the next growth phase, expanding its technology and service portfolio and securing sustainable business advantages.

Polymetrix is among the global market leader in the segment of technology and engineering services for the design, supply and installation of polymer up-grading and reprocessing plants for the plastic industry. It is specialized in proprietary solid state processing and recycling technologies for polymers, material handling systems and proprietary process and equipment design as well as the full range of lean EPCm engineering and consulting services. The focus is on technologies for up-grading polymers which find their end use in safe food packaging, human safety and specialty applications as well as high-end apparel.

In 2016 Polymetrix expects to achieve a turnover of approximately CHF 55 million at sustainable double digit EBITDA margins. Polymetrix employs a highly qualified international engineering workforce of more than 70 specialists.

Following the spin-off from the Swiss-based Bühler Group, leading in food and advanced material processing technologies, and rebranding as Polymetrix AG in 2015, the company is distinctly positioned for growth in connection with the blossoming packaging and specialty plastics market. As an environmentally responsible organization, Polymetrix will also focus on supplying technologies and integrated plants for recycling of postconsumer plastics.

In this context, the Shareholders of Polymetrix, the Swiss-based financial investor Cross Equity and Bühler Holding AG, have jointly decided to sell all shares in Polymetrix to an international industrial partner. Under new ownership Polymetrix will be able to fully exploit its proven values and competencies, and to benefit from a dedicated strategically oriented business environment.

The Shareholders are dedicated to sell Polymetrix to an industrial owner with strong financial back-ground and a leading international position in the relevant market segments. Financial investors are explicitly not invited to bid. Qualified investors with interest in the acquisition of Polymetrix are kindly requested to present their rationale and strategic fit within their business portfolio along with their bidding inquiry.

For all inquiries, please contact Friedrich Bieselt Managing Director Lincoln International AG, Phone: +49 (69) 9710 5426, Email: f.bieselt@lincolninternational.de.

Source: Lincoln International AG