Egger Druck + Medien GmbH in Landsberg am Lech will be majority-owned by Arcus Capital AG and its portfolio company Pinsker Druck und Medien. The specialist for folding cartons and individual packaging solutions will thus become part of a group of companies that wants to form its focus precisely in this print and packaging market and also „raise digital sales structures to the next level“. Egger Druck + Medien already operates its own online store for folding cartons and individual packaging with „Madika“.
The owner-run investment company Arcus Capital, based in Munich, is no stranger to the printing industry: It already holds majority stakes in the online print shop sendmoments in Munich, in Pinsker Druck und Medien GmbH in Maindorf, and a minority stake in the Gilching-based promotional materials manufacturer Paul + Paul. From 2014 to 2018, Arcus Capital was also a majority shareholder in Kama GmbH in Dresden.
With the latest investment in Egger Druck + Medien, which has now become known, Arcus is bringing yet another specialist „in-house“: the Landsberg-based company, which was founded in 1872 as a bookbindery and later made a name for itself as both a book and offset commercial printer, today specializes primarily in the production of high-quality folding cartons and individual packaging solutions. Since 2014, Egger Druck + Medien has also been operating its own online store under the „Madika“ brand (an acronym made up of the words MAilings, DIsplays and KArtonverpackungen/cardboard packaging).
Brothers Xaver and Josef Egger are already the fifth generation to run the family business, which employs 50 people. As stated in the official Arcus press release, they will continue to hold a „significant“ stake in the company. In the future, the management team will also be supplemented by Alex Schreiner, who is also Managing Director at Pinsker Druck und Medien.
Focus to be on the print and packaging market
The focus of the future cooperation between Egger, Arcus and Pinsker will primarily be on the further development of high-quality functional print products as well as individualized mailings, displays and cardboard packaging. At the same time, digital sales structures are also to be expanded in this area. Here, it is said that the marketing and digital expertise of the Löwenstark Group, in which Arcus also holds a stake, can be drawn on. Consolidation within the printing industry offers Arcus the opportunity to „bundle competencies and release synergies“, explains Stefan Eishold, CEO of Arcus Capital AG. Ultimately, all of the investor’s portfolio companies should be able to benefit from this.
The Landsberg-based print service provider, on the other hand, sees Arcus and Pinsker as the right partners to be able to further develop its own company, explains Managing Director Xaver Egger. „The fact that Arcus, with its network, brings extensive management experience from the printing and packaging industry as well as strategic digitization, was a decisive argument for us.“