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NORD Holding acquires digital printer PPS. Imaging


NORD Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH has acquired a majority share in PPS. Imaging GmbH domiciled in Hamburg. (

Alongside NORD Holding shares in PPS. Group are also held by managers Michael Krieger and Roland Niggemeyer.

PPS. Group is a specialist service provider in large-format digital printing, with 7 domestic locations in Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Bochum, Dresden, Stuttgart and Munich as well as two international branches in Amsterdam (NL) and Hungerford (UK).

The highly professional B2B segment with its blue chip client base alongside with the high-growth B2C e-commerce business corresponds to PPS. Group’s core activities. The PPS. Group, with its more than 300 employees, generated an annual turnover of € 40 million in 2016.

The NORD Holding investment will support the further expansion of the PPS. Group and strengthen its leading market position.

“We are happy to proceed with our dynamic acquisition activity from last year. PPS. Group is an excellent fit with the investment focus of NORD Holding, and our aim is to support the international growth of the PPS. Group. Further acquisitions by the PPS. Group are planned.” says Matthias Kues – CEO of NORD Holding.


In NORD Holding we see ourselves securing a strong partner enabling us to continue our investments in further acquisitions and strategic projects with a view to extending our strategic growth

Michael Krieger
CEO of the PPS. Group.

About NORD Holding

With its 50-year history and over € 2.0 billion assets under management, NORD Holding is one of the leading private equity asset managers in Germany with a focus on direct and fund investments.

The fund investments division targets the small- and mid-cap segment of the European private equity market through primaries, secondaries and co-investments.

NORD Holding has a strong focus on emerging buyout managers, hands-on investment strategies and regularly acts as an anchor investor. The division manages € 1.3 billion and ranks among the top decile fund investment groups in Europe.

The direct investments division of NORD Holding focuses on structuring and financing company succession models, acquiring parts of larger groups/subsidiaries as well as on expansion financing of medium-sized companies. In contrast to most other financial investors, who only manage closed-end funds, NORD Holding acts as a so-called "evergreen fund", thereby investing from its own balance sheet with no maturity restrictions. Currently, the fund has interests in more than 15 companies in the DACH region.

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