NORD/LB provides support to German Equity Partners IV (GEP IV), an equity fund managed by ECM Equity Capital Management GmbH (ECM), for the acquisition of Albrecht & Dill Cosmetics GmbH (A&D), the leading distributor of exclusive perfumes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
A&D markets a portfolio of attractive fragrance brands on the basis of long-term and exclusive distribution agreements, mainly through selected specialist fragrance retailers. The company has firmly established itself as the connecting link between independent brand manufacturers and the highly fragmented retail market. A&D thus enables access to a large number of ‘points of sale’ in the DACH region and supports brand manufacturers in product development, marketing and logistics in order to achieve the optimal positioning for the respective brands in all the relevant sales channels.
With the support of GEP IV, A&D will continue along its successful growth track by steadily expanding its brand portfolio and retail network. Furthermore, from its position of strength, the company plans to take an active role in the consolidation of the market.
As NORD/LB was mandated to organise the overall financing at an early stage, it was possible to jointly conclude the time-critical acquisition process successfully.
NORD/LB is looking forward to the partnership-based collaboration for the further development of this interesting enterprise.