Operational restructuring fund Quantum acquires subsidiary Stora Enso in Spain

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BY : Diego GutiérrezJanuary Tue, 2016
Quantum Capital Partners, a German operational restructuring fund, has bought the Spanish subsidiary of the Scandinavian company Stora Enso, one of the world's leading paper producers, in order to carry out an operational restructuring.


What is an operational restructuring fund?

Operational restructuring funds are those funds that invest in companies in a complex or special situation that need strategic or operational changes, but which despite the difficulties, operate in a sector with potential and can achieve competitive advantages in their markets.

This type of fund is very successful in countries such as Germany, however, in Spain this type of fund is still not very well known. There are funds such as Indes Capital, Urdaneta Capital y  SherpaThe main focus is on the sector, but they do not focus solely on this type of investment..

Other operations carried out by Quantum Capital in Spain

Quantum Capital  acquires companies, especially from large conglomerates, which require close monitoring and have a high potential for transformation.

In Spain, this fund has already carried out 3 operations. In 2009, in the midst of the crisis, Quantum bought Clarton Horn, a manufacturer of horns. Quantum restructured the company and sold it in 2013 to a multinational automotive group in India.

In 2015, Quantum acquired Eltec, a company dedicated to the maintenance of IT infrastructures and ATMs, from T-systemin a complicated situation.

This purchase provided Eltec with a technology partner that will continue and enhance Eltec's existing business, ensuring efficiency and quality for customers.

Tensile completes the acquisition of Keraben

Another Spanish company, Keraben has decided to turn to an American fund, Tensile, to engage in operational and financial restructuring.

The fund has acquired 100% from Keraben, which is active in the design, manufacture and distribution of ceramic floor and wall tiles.

Tensile Capital Management, headquartered in San Francisco (USA), is a private investment firm focused on making investments in a small group of selected public and private companies where there is an opportunity for value creation.

If you are looking for a buyer for your company, contact us. Abra-invest has a team of experts in alternative financing at your disposal.


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