Transaction Details

April 9, 2019


Industrials and Industrial Technology

Deal Type

Debt Advisory

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GCA Advises Ufenau Capital Partners on the Recapitalization of Intelligent Repair Solutions Group

GCA advised Ufenau Capital Partners on a recapitalization of Intelligent Repair Solutions Group (IRS), the leading intelligent repair solutions provider for passenger cars in Germany and Scandinavia. The recapitalization gives Ufenau and IRS the opportunity to further grow the business organically and the financial power to continue consolidating the German and Scandinavian markets.

IRS is the leading service provider for body and paint work, smart repair, hail damage repair, rim repair and vehicle refurbishment in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. With more than 120 stationary locations and 1,800 employees, the group covers a broad range of customers comprising car dealers, fleet operators, leasing companies, insurance companies and private customers.

GCA advised Ufenau on a tailored financing package that supports the successful buy-and-build approach for further growth.

Ufenau Capital Partners commented: “The new financing structure will enable the IRS Group to rapidly consolidate the Northern European market. We intend for it to grow by 5-10 locations per year in the near future and to achieve a turnover of more than EUR 300M ($337M).”

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