Capital Times acted as an exclusive financial advisor to Biosphere Corporation

Capital Times acted as an exclusive financial advisor to Biosphere Corporation, a leading Ukrainian manufacturer and distributor of household and hygiene products, on the acquisition of the well-known European brand ALUFIX and a plant in Romania.

Biosphere Corporation has completed several transactions for the purchase of a portfolio of trademarks of a major European manufacturer of household goods – the Alufix group of companies, their plant in Romania, as well as trade subsidiaries in the four EU countries.

With the Alufix brand, which was created 58 years ago, several generations of Austrians have grown up.

Today, the brand is widely recognized in Central and Eastern Europe, actively sold in the largest supermarket chains, and is a symbol of cleanliness and home comfort.

The construction of a modern plant was completed in 2015 in the geographical center of Romania in the city of Fagaras. The area of ​​the factory exceeds 5000 sq.m., on which the production lines for household goods, incl. foil and cling film, are located.

To finance the transaction, the Capital Times team acted as the financial advisor in raising a loan from a European bank.

Capital Times project team: Dmytro Baranovskyi (Vice President) and Vladyslav Sharyha (Senior Investment Analyst).

On behalf of the Biosphere Corporation, the deal was managed by Yuriy Golianych, CEO of the Household & Recycling business line. “Over the past years, as part of our international expansion strategy, we have been looking for companies and assets, the acquisition of which would allow us to enter the European market on a large scale. This acquisition is an opportunity for Biosphere to enter the international market as a full-fledged player, and not as a Private Label manufacturer for supermarkets. We are grateful to Dmytro Baranovskyi and his team for supporting the closing of these deals, working under tight deadlines and military actions in Ukraine over the past 5 months.” — Yuriy stated.

Dmytro Baranovskyi, Vice President of Capital Times, supervised the closing of the mentioned transactions: “These deals will allow the Biosphere Corporation to effectively scale its business and strengthen its market positions in the EU countries. The project was quite challenging due to different mentalities in countries of transactions, usage of various legislatures and languages, and working remotely. We are pleased to work with the highly professional team of the Biosphere Corporation, and we continue supporting their desire to develop in such a difficult period for Ukraine”, — Dmytro commented.

About Biosphere Corporation

Biosphere Corporation is a leader in the production and distribution of household and personal care products in Ukraine, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The company’s products are represented in more than 25 markets of the world, and the company’s product portfolio includes more than 2,000 items.

Biosphere Corporation unites such well-known trademarks in Ukraine as “Freken BOK”, Smile, Selpak, Vortex, Bambik, Novita, Superfresh, PROservice and others.

The modern capacities of the corporation are represented by three factories in Ukraine and productions in Estonia and in Romania.

About Capital Times

For over 16 years, Capital Times has been providing its clients with high-quality services and flawless execution of mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, strategic advice, business value maximization, and debt restructuring. Capital Times successfully completed 36 M&A transactions, attracted 90 million USD of loans, and implemented over 180 consulting projects in 13 sectors of the economy. Capital Times’ exclusive membership in the global network of investment advisors Globalscope Partners (55+ countries and 226 deals worth USD 7+ billion in 2021) allows Capital Times to effectively attract foreign investors and lenders as well as to find target companies for cross-border acquisitions.

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