Munich/London May 8th, 2018 – the Serafin Group, a Germany based diversified group of companies, has opened a new investments office at Berkeley Square, Mayfair in London. Following the Group’s strategy to strengthen its international portfolio, the London office will focus on acquisitions in the UK, Benelux and Scandinavia.
With the successful integration of Playtop Licensing Ltd. and John Artis Ltd., two add-on acquisitions in the UK, Serafin is looking forward to promote its growth outside the German speaking region. Presence in London will allow the Group to focus on new anchor investments as well as add-on transactions to the existing portfolio companies.
“We already know the market in the UK well, but a local presence will allow us to intensify our activities and meet the requirements of a market where we expect to see further growth,” said Mr. Philipp Haindl, founder and major shareholder of Serafin Group.
The office will be headed by Megha Kapoor and will focus on the acquisition of established mid-sized companies with a need for operational improvement. The primary focus of anchor investments will remain production companies with annual sales of up to £200m. These can be corporate carve-outs as well as companies that can benefit from a new majority owner with a long-term investment horizon.