“Our opinion is that we are the only company in the industry that successfully have brokered and sold Reicofil lines” – says Johan Berlin, managing director of Investkonsult Sweden. “The three lines sold over this last year is in complement to one other Reicofil and one line with STP technology that we sold in 2016 and 2017 respectively. When we sold the first one in 2016, it was the first Reicofil 3-series line *ever* to shift hands (excluding full company acquisitions of course) – says Mr. Berlin. “Strangely enough the spread on where the lines have gone has been somewhat erratic, but that only proves that there is still life for these lines and if you know your markets well enough, it’s possible to find clients. The first line we shifted went from Europe to Southeast Asia, then we had one with STP technology that went from South America to Europe, and during this 12-month period, we have seen one line go also within Europe, one line from Middle East to Europe and the last one with SMMS-technology from one company in the US to another company in the US.”
“Also during 2018 we commissioned the first dedicated 2-beam meltblown line in India as well and that was a full turn-key operation, not only brokering the line from Seller to Buyer, but actually performing the full start-up and commissioning in India”.
About Investkonsult Sweden:
Investkonsult Sweden is the world’s only machinery broker and consultant specialized in serving clients in two very close segments, namely the nonwoven producers, as well as the absorbent hygiene producers. This gives Investkonsult Sweden a unique position in surveying the supply chain in large parts of the industry. The company’s consulting part is often used for pre- and post M&A assessments, as well as second opinions on M&As – often engaged by the larger accounting firms like Ernst & Young, PwC, etc…