Refinancing CLARUS Films
With a Frankfurt-based team led by Partner Thomas K. W. Schrell, business law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advised CLARUS Films on debt refinancing.
The comprehensive refinancing replaces existing credit facilities with a financing solution from strong regional banking partners providing both flexibility and resources for continued growth at lower cost.
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek supported CLARUS comprehensively in drafting, structuring, negotiating, and implementing the entire financing documentation.
CLARUS Films GmbH is the largest independent supplier of unprinted packaging and technical films in Europe, majority-owned by PREMIUM Equity Partners and co-investor Kapital 1852, a subsidiary of Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG. In the value chain of the film market, the company is positioned as a value-added reseller and connects with film manufacturers and converters as well as industrial processors and end users. The company provides customers with a unique product mix of standard and customized films utilizing both traditional materials as well as recyclable and renewable, compostable raw materials.
PREMIUM is an investment company focusing on innovative small and medium-sized niche players in German-speaking countries in Europe (DACH region). In addition to focusing on forward-looking target industries, PREMIUM only invests in companies that make a positive contribution – both economically and socially. PREMIUM was founded in 2011 and is managed by a team of entrepreneurial partners with a track record of more than 50 transactions.
Kapital 1852 is the independent investment manager in the Private Markets division of Hauck Aufhäuser Lampe Privatbank AG with a direct investment fund in the Private Equity segment as well as funds of funds in the Venture Capital and Private Debt segments. The direct investment strategy of Kapital 1852’s Private Equity unit focuses on the structuring and financing of corporate successions and the expansion financing of small and medium-sized enterprises. Kapital 1852 pursues an entrepreneurial and constructive value enhancement approach with consistent involvement of the management teams.
Counsel to CLARUS Films
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:
Thomas K. W. Schrell, LL.M. (Lead),
Anja Harms (both Banking & Finance), both Frankfurt