May 11, 2017 | Announcements

GCA Advises Solopress on Its Sale to Onlineprinters

GCA acted as exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of Solopress, one of the UK's largest independent online printers, on its sale to Onlineprinters, a portfolio company of Bregal Unternehmerkapital. This transaction is GCA’s seventh advisory in the business and tech-enabled services sector since the start of 2017.

Solopress offers a wide range of business-related printed products, including business cards, leaflets, brochures, posters and banners. With the maxim “Print Delivered Tomorrow,” the company ships over 85% of its print jobs within 24 hours of being ordered. Solopress was founded in 2004 and has grown significantly in recent years, hitting its one millionth order milestone and producing over 300,000 online orders in 2016.

Onlineprinters is one of Europe’s top online print providers, selling its products to 600,000 customers in 30 European countries through its 16 web shops. Last year, Bregal Unternehmerkapital became the new majority shareholder of Onlineprinters, partnering with Project A and founder Walter Meyer to lead the company to its next phase of growth. Aron Priest and Andy Smith will continue to lead Solopress as Managing Directors and become shareholders of Onlineprinters Group.

Onlineprinters CEO Dr. Michael Fries commented about the deal: “We are glad Solopress will become part of the Onlineprinters Group. The experience of founders Aron Priest and Andy Smith will be instrumental in developing our UK business and helping to further develop Onlineprinters as a European leader in online printing.”

This deal adds to GCA’s extensive track record as a leading financial advisor in the business and tech-enabled services sector, with the firm advising on seven transactions in the sector since the start of 2017.

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