Press Release
11 December 2023

Goodwin advises Capital Four on loans to Carton Group

Goodwin has advised asset manager Capital Four AIFM A/S ("Capital Four") and its fund Private Debt V on the extension of credit facilities to Carton Group GmbH ("Carton Group") in connection with the refinancing of existing debt and the financing of the acquisition of the Italian supplier of innovative and high-quality packaging solutions Europoligrafico. Carton Group, a German-based carton packaging company, is a portfolio company of Waterland Private Equity.

Capital Four is an independent, industry-leading credit asset management boutique rooted in Scandinavian culture. It manages credit strategies primarily for institutional investors in the areas of high yield, leveraged loans, multi-asset loans, structured credit and private debt. Headquartered in Copenhagen with offices in New York, Stockholm and Frankfurt, the team of over 130 professionals manages more than €17 billion for a global client base.

Waterland is an independent private equity investment group that supports entrepreneurs in realizing their growth ambitions. With significant financial resources and dedicated industry expertise, Waterland enables its portfolio companies to accelerate growth. Since its inception in 1999, the company has invested in more than 950 companies. Waterland currently manages more than 14 billion euros of investor money. Waterland employs 180 professionals. Its teams are based in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Poland, France, Spain, Switzerland, Norway and Denmark and operate across Europe.

Carton Group is a German-based carton packaging company that develops and produces high-quality, specialized packaging solutions with a focus on the fast-moving consumer goods and food industries. Through targeted acquisitions in Europe and organic growth, it aims to take a leading position in the European packaging industry.

The Goodwin transaction team was led by partner Winfried M. Carli (Debt Finance/Private Equity) and associate Folko Moroni (Debt Finance/Private Equity) and included partner Oded Schein (Tax), associates Marius Garnatz (Debt Finance/Private Equity), Philipp Lauer (Tax) as well as transaction lawyer Rina Omura (Debt Finance/Private Equity, all Munich).