Hassia-Redatron acquires Participation in Effytec S.A., Barcelona, Spain

Effective as of 29 May 2012 Hassia-Redatron GmbH, majority owned by Kai Capital Management GmbH & Co. KGaA, has acquired a shareholding in

Effytec S.A.

based near Barcelona in Spain.

Effytec was founded in 2004 and operates internationally in the field of horizontal packaging machines. The founders and managers have decades of experience in this industry. Effytec focusses on horizontal packaging machines and its product range is complementary to the one of Hassia-Redatron which mainly produces vertical packaging machines.

The acquisition takes place in the course of a succession, as two founding shareholders wanted to sell their stake because of a forthcoming retirement resp. for strategic reasons. John Dykema, a US-entrepreneur with a long history in this industry and owner of different companies – among others co-shareholder of Hassia-Redatron - has also acquired shares of Effytec. Together he and Hassia-Redatron own the majority of Effytec.

Lluis Villegas and Marti Humet, two executive managers and also shareholders of Effytec, will continue in their respective roles. Given the complementary product range, the mutual know-how, the international presence and the close contacts with many multinational customers, all participants are excited about the potential this new combination offers for all involved.

Kai Capital Management is an investment holding company, which acquires small and medium-sized companies, especially those confronted with succession issues.


Kai Capital Management GmbH & Co. KGaA
Valentin Reisgen
Neuer Zollhof 2
40221 Düsseldorf
E-Mail: reisgen@kaicap.de
Tel. +49 (0) 211 38 54 64 50

Kai Capital Management GmbH & Co. KGaA
Hans-Georg Herrmann
Neuer Zollhof 2
40221 Düsseldorf
E-Mail: herrmann@kaicap.de
Tel. +49 (0) 211 38 54 64 44