Livingstone has advised Puntes Packaging Partners on its acquisition of Diflex, secured via investment from H Capital. The acquisition creates a new leading Spanish pre-press services group in the packaging sector. The group provides services for the design of packaging, pre-press, color management, and the fabrication of cliches and printing forms for cardboard and flexible packaging printing.
The new group will have manufacturing facilities in Madrid, Zaragoza, Valencia, and Córdoba and a sales presence in France and Portugal. It has a yearly sales volume of €15M and over 120 employees. The new company’s clients will enjoy all the cliche manufacturing technologies under one roof, so well for flexible packaging as for cardboard. The group also provides technological services, digital file management, workflow, and color management of the highest level with the usual flexibility, quality, and competitiveness of both companies
Puntes Packaging Partners will stand at clients’ service, with more proximity, broader services, and products that will better adapt to each client and market. The integrated company has higher strength and flexibility to continue with the national and international growth plan, accompanying clients in traditional and new markets through technological challenges and offering the best technical support.
Miguel Ángel Puntes, CEO of Puntes Packaging Partners, stated, “We had long considered a consolidation strategy, and Livingstone helped us immensely throughout the process. As a result of the transaction, we combine two of Spain’s best pre-press services companies, creating a leader that will be more flexible, efficient, and closer to clients.” He added, “I want to thank the Livingstone team, Elena and Diego, for their endless dedication to the deal. Their expertise and advocacy resulted in a successful outcome for all parties.”
Teresa Mesa, Director of Diflex commented, “We believe there is a synergistic fit between both companies and shared focus on quality and expertise to meet client needs. We are confident the partnership will bring multiple development opportunities for expansion alongside stability for our employees.”
Joao Arantes, Founding Partner of H Capital, stated, “With this acquisition, H Capital will work alongside the company to provide expertise, advising on a global expansion strategy to increase its footprint in Portugal, France, and Benelux countries.”
Elena Gonzalez, Director at Livingstone, shared, “We are proud to have participated in the creation of a new leader in Spain. Diego Moreno, Director at Livingstone, added, “It has been a pleasure to work with the teams of Puntes and H Capital in this project. We are firm believers in the great potential of the union between Diflex and Puntes and wish them a successful future together.”
Both companies will maintain their brands and tackle the future together under the direction of Puntes Packaging Partners.
Puntes Packaging Partners has had the financial advisory of Livingstone and legal support from Lacasa Abogados. Araoz y Rueda has been the legal advisor of H Capital, and DWF-RCD has provided legal support to Diflex. PKF Attest performed due diligence provided the financing transaction.