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Oakley advises Cimpress on its sale of Albumprinter to Gilde Buy Out Partners
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August 2017
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Oakley Advisory Limited (“Oakley”), the independent corporate finance firm offering specialist advice across the TMT sector, has advised Cimpress N.V. (“Cimpress”) on the proposed sale of Albumprinter Holding B.V. (“Albumprinter” or the “Company”) to Gilde Buy Out Partners (“Gilde”).  Subject to regulatory approval, the deal is expected to close by the end of August.

Founded in 2004 in the Netherlands, Albumprinter is headquartered in Amsterdam and provides premium quality photo products such as photo books, wall décor and prints to online consumers in the Benelux, Sweden, Norway, UK, France and Germany. The Company trades under the brand names albelli, Bonusprint, Fotoknudsen and Onskefoto, all of which leverage Albumprinter’s centralised production facility in The Hague and its award-winning photo editor software.

The sale demonstrates Oakley’s in-depth knowledge of online-focused business models and is the third Continental European sell-side mandate completed in 2017. The Oakley team comprised Christian Maher, Managing Partner, Daniel Havercroft, Partner, Simon Porter, Associate, and Alexandre Beaudet, Analyst.

Daniel Havercroft, Partner of OAL commented:

“We are delighted to have worked with Cimpress and the Albumprinter management team on this transaction. With the support of Gilde, we believe that Albumprinter can continue its successful growth track record, delivering its high quality products to a growing customer base across Europe.”

Oakley Advisory

Oakley is one of Europe’s leading independent corporate finance firms offering expert, specialist advice across a range of sectors including Telecoms, Technology, Online, Media, Datacentres and Hosting. We are unique in the mid-market in offering highly specialised sector insight and knowledge combined with our Equity Capital Markets capability, meaning we can provide the fullest possible suite of advice across both public and private markets.We have closed over 100 transactions in the past 10 years with a total deal value of c. £18bn.
This transaction marks the twenty-first deal we have announced or completed in the last twelve months, which includes advising ECI on its minority investment in Media iQ, GoDaddy on its proposed sale of PlusServer to BC Partners, CityFibre on its proposed acquistion of Entanet, GCI on its acquisition of Blue Chip, Esendex on its sale to HgCapital, Zegona on its sale of Telecable to Euskatel, Gigaclear on its equity fundraising, Lyceum on its acquisition of Timico, Just Eat on its acquisition of SkipTheDishes and Daisy on its takeover of Alternative Networks.

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