Priveq – a new growth partner for Lamiflex
Lamiflex, a world leading supplier of transport packaging solutions mainly to the steel, aluminum and cable industries, is bringing in Priveq Investment (“Priveq”) as growth partner for the future. CEO and management as well as the former majority owners will continue to be a part of the owner group.
Lamiflex was founded in 1992 and started with the product ”Lamiflex”, protecting steel pipes and bars during transportation. The portfolio has today grown to offer complete solutions to a number of industries, i.e. oil and gas as well as the automobile industry. The company works in seven countries with headquarters in Nyköping in the south of Sweden with 63 employees in total.
During the last 30 years, the world steel production, excluding China, has been on a relatively even level even during economic decline and at times with volatile steel prices. Since a few years back, a structural shift has occurred in the market for transport packaging in the steel and aluminum industry – mainly steel protection and non-automatic processes have been replaced by plastic protection and automatisation, which is expected to drive Lamiflex’s addressable market mainly in Europe and South Korea. Through the partnership with Priveq, good conditions are created for continued growth and development of the company.
”We are impressed by the way Lamiflex has managed to establish itself as a niche actor with a strong offer and a unique position in the market. We look forward to work together with Lamiflex and actively support the company ahead.”, says Johan Koch, Partner at Priveq.
”We are very pleased to have Priveq as a growth partner in Lamiflex. Priveq has a broad experience from over 100 growth companies and we are convinced that Priveq will help us in taking the next step in our development.”, says Adrian Robért, CEO of Lamiflex.
”After 12 years as Chairman of the Board I’m leaving the baton to Priveq with warm hands. Together with the other former main owners, I will continue to invest and follow Lamiflex in to the next phase of growth and we are convinced that Priveq is a great partner to do this with.” says Wiking Henricsson, resigning Chairman of the Board in Lamiflex.
For more information, please contact:
Johan Koch, Partner and Investment Manager, Priveq Investment
Tel: +46 (0)70 813 04 18
Adrian Robért, CEO Lamiflex
Tel: +46 (0)72 858 99 81
The Lamiflex Group is a world leading supplier of transport packaging solutions mainly in the steel, aluminum and cable industries as well as within oil and gas. The portfolio consists of material, machinery, services and methods for optimal packaging solutions. The Lamiflex Group is headquartered in Nyköping in the south of Sweden and with subsidiaries all over the world.
More information is available at www.lamiflex.se.
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Johan Koch is Partner and Investment Manager. He is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities and the entire subsequent investment cycle.
Johan joined Priveq in 2006 and has, among others, been working with the investments in Mediplast and San Sac. He is responsible for Priveq’s ownership in Scanmast and Johan is currently also a Director of the Boards of Lamiflex and Scanmast.
Before joining Priveq, Johan worked at Swedbank Corporate Finance. He holds an M.Sc. in Finance from Stockholm School of Economics and an LL.M. from the University of Lund.