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PARAGON PARTNERS acquires a majority stake in inprotec AG to support the company in its future growth

PARAGON PARTNERS acquires a majority stake in inprotec AG from the two shareholders and managers, Dr. Andreas Baranyai and Pierre Schwerdtfeger. The transaction is still subject to approval by the competent authorities. The two members of the Management Board will continue to hold a significant stake in the company and will continue to be operationally responsible for the management and further development of the company. Paragon will support inprotec AG's organic and inorganic growth with additional resources.

inprotec AG, based in Heitersheim, offers its customers many years of expertise as the leading supplier for industrial contract drying and granulation based on spray drying, spray granulation, fluid bed coating and matrix encapsulation. As a specialist in this field inprotec is the partner of choice for the realization of innovative and complex production processes as well as for the closing of internal capacity gaps. In recent years, the company has worked across industries with more than 2,500 different starting materials and intermediates and serves customers in a wide variety of industries (consumer goods, animal feed, cosmetics, plastic additives).

inprotec AG operates two production facilities in Heitersheim and Genthin and currently employs a total of around 240 people. With Paragon's support inprotec AG will consistently continue the growth course of the past years and invest in the development of additional production capacities.

"It is impressive to see how Mr. Baranyai and Mr. Schwerdtfeger have built up and established inprotec AG over the past almost 20 years and developed it into the clear market leader in fluid bed granulation. Today the company is excellently positioned to grow both organically and through strategic acquisitions," explains Marco Attolini, Managing Partner at PARAGON PARTNERS. "We look forward to the future cooperation in partnership with Dr. Baranyai, Mr. Schwerdtfeger and all inprotec employees".

"As an equity investor with experience in medium-sized businesses and entrepreneurial thinking, PARAGON PARTNERS is the right partner for us at the right time. We have a common vision for the further development of inprotec AG and look forward to the growth impulses of our new majority shareholder", explains Dr. Baranyai, CEO of inprotec AG.

Further information is available at www.inprotec-ag.de


PARAGON PARTNERS is a private investment company specialising in investments in medium-sized companies in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, with over EUR 650 million in equity under management. Paragon invests in established, medium-sized companies with significant operational value enhancement potential in order to sustainably expand the market position of its portfolio companies as active shareholders. The aim is to increase the operational performance of the portfolio companies and to promote their sustainable growth. PARAGON PARTNERS is based in Munich.

Further information is available at www.paragon.de

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