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Advising Uniplast Knauer GmbH & Co. KG, a portfolio company of the Blue Cap AG, in the context of a Management-Buy-Out


Blue Cap AG has sold its 100% stake in Uniplast Knauer GmbH & CO.KG as part of a management buyout.

Uniplast has been developing and producing food packaging for the dairy industry for over 50 years. Cups and lids are manufactured using injection moulding and thermoforming processes and are mainly used in yoghurt, dessert and fresh cheese preparations. Its long-standing customers include numerous large German dairies. Uniplast, headquartered in Dettingen/Elms south of Stuttgart, produces 2.5 billion cups per year and works continuously on product improvement with a strong focus on research and development.

Blue Cap AG is an investment company specialising in medium-sized companies with over 15 years of market experience. Following its acquisition by Blue Cap in 2018, Uniplast was strategically and operationally repositioned through various transformation measures. This led in particular to increased profitability through active customer and product management as well as a reduced time-to-market.

The Astera Legal team was led by Dr Bernd Egbers (Partner) and comprised Philipp Hogrefe and Benedikt Ruck (Associates) (all Finance).