In December 2021, Agilitas Private Equity (“Agilitas”), a pan-European mid-market private equity firm, announced the completion of its buyout of Prodieco Advanced Engineering Solutions (the “Company” or “Prodieco”), the largest independent global provider of high-performance blister tooling change parts for the pharmaceutical industry.
Kroll Corporate Finance served as the exclusive debt advisor to Agilitas in connection with the buyout of Prodieco. Debt financing was provided by Barings.
Prodieco was founded in 1962 and has been a leader in precision engineering for over 60 years, designing, manufacturing, and supplying bespoke precision blister tooling change parts for blister packaging lines for pharmaceutical, animal and consumer health market products. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, it offers high-quality and innovative solutions to its customers, with market leading delivery times and customer service. Prodieco employs in excess of 230 highly skilled people globally and provides its products and services to customers in over 55 countries across multiple continents.
Prodieco represents the latest example of Agilitas’s approach of backing ambitious management teams in high-quality and defensible businesses, with opportunities for multi-dimensional business transformation and a strong alignment between shareholder value and fundamental positive purpose to society or the environment.
Agilitas is a pan-European, mid-market private equity firm founded in 2011. The firm invests in high-quality, defensible businesses with opportunities for significant step changes, creating long-term value through business transformation. Agilitas has a patient, sector-focused approach to investing and a strong track-record of dramatically transforming and growing companies. Agilitas is highly selective, targeting businesses that satisfy human and planetary needs.