- EQT Mid Market acquires a co-control stake in GPA Global, a leading one-stop-shop specialty premium packaging and display solutions service provider with operations in Hong Kong, China and the US
- Strategy is to support continued growth and development of new services and products, as well as further expansion in the European market and other parts of Asia through EQT’s Industrial Network
- Co-founders remain majority shareholders and will continue to drive the growth strategy
The EQT Mid Market investment strategy (“EQT Mid Market”) has invested in packaging and display solutions service provider GPA Global (“GPA” or the “Company”). The existing management team of GPA will, under the joint leadership of the co-founders Mr. Tom Wang and Mr. Adam Melton, continue to lead and drive the growth and development of the Company.
Founded in 2009, GPA is today one of the leading one-stop-shop premium specialty packaging and display solutions providers. The Company offers design, engineering, production management and distribution services. GPA serves as a complete solutions partner, from concept design, material selection and development to manufacturing. GPA is well regarded by its customers as one of the most innovative and unique quality packaging and point of purchase displays providers in the market.
Mr. Tom Wang and Mr. Adam Melton, co-founders of GPA, jointly said: “We are excited to work with EQT and its global network of Industrial Advisors. With its industrial and operational growth-focused approach, EQT is an ideal partner for GPA. We look forward to jointly developing the Company to the next level and working close together with EQT.”
“We are impressed by the co-founders’ vision and GPA’s innovative service offering. The focus on delivering high-quality services and products to its clients is critical to GPA’s success,” says Mr. Martin Mok, Partner at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Mid Market.
The parties have agreed to not disclose the transaction value.
Martin Mok, Partner at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Mid Market +852 2971 5850
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About GPA Global
GPA Global is a leading one-stop-shop premium specialty packaging and display solutions provider. The Company offers design, engineering, production management and distribution services to produce the most innovative and unique quality packaging and point of purchase displays available today.
More info: www.gpaglobal.net