Of all industries, plastic components manufacturing was one of the hardest-hit by the recession of 2008-09. ARX Equity Partners’ investment in Slovenian plastics components manufacturer Tomplast, however, emerged in great shape, thanks in part of private equity’s hands-on approach.
Following the succession-driven buyout in 2007, when Tomplast’s founder exited, ARX focused on installing a more international, sales-oriented culture, diversifying the customer base. In 2008, an add-on acquisition was made – a deal which in of itself potentially saved what was a lossmaking business, creating an even stronger combined unit.
Over time the business was repositioned from low margin furniture components into automotive, combined with the gradual introduction of new technologies and the capacity to produce larger and more complex products. Arx sold Tomplast in 2016, generating a 4.1x cash-on-cash multiple for investors.
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