The Gimborn investment was made in 2006 in the course of an MBO. The owner at the time, Südchemie, sold its shares in the company due to a refocusing onto its own core business. The company has produced and sold premium products to the pet supplies market for many decades under the renowned Gimborn brand. The main sales channels include specialist retailers, chemists and food retailers. Gimborn also has a retail centre for pet supplies in Czech Republic, making it the market leader in that country. In the course of an expansion strategy, the company was sold in full to the Czech private equity fund Penta-Investments in 2008.
Industry: Consumer Goods
Financing Events: Management-Buy-Out