Alantra completes two transactions for Atena Equity Partners



Oct 2017
Buy-side advisory

Alantra advised Atena Equity Partners, a Portuguese private equity, on the acquisition of Tecnifreza and E&T Plastics and AFR Moulds, the E&T – Engineering and Tooling Group.

Atena Equity Partners is a Portuguese Private Equity house that operates in niche segments with strong barriers to entry. The company invests in steel, paper, and metallurgy construction industry, amongst other sectors.

This two transactions we’ve closed for Atena Equity Partner this week are part of a build-up strategy the company has undertaken in moulds and in plastic injection.

Tecnifreza specializes in the design and development of engineering projects and the manufacture of small to medium-sized technical precision and bi-material injection moulds for the Automotive, Electric, Electronic and Pharmaceutical industries. Tecnifreza exports more that 80% of its production. The company employs 77 professionals and its total revenue amounts to €11m.

E&T Group focuses its activity on engineering, development and manufacturing moulds for the plastics industry, as well as on mould testing and plastic parts manufacturing, mainly specialized in the automotive industry and houseware with a total revenue of €11m and 59 employees. The company exports more that 90% of its production.

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