Blätt­chen & Part­ner advi­ses NKD manage­ment on sale to TDR Capi­tal

Munich, March 20, 2019 — Bri­tish finan­cial inves­tor OpCa­pi­ta LLP (“OpCa­pi­ta”) has sold the tex­ti­le dis­coun­ter NKD to invest­ment funds of Bri­tish TDR Capi­tal LLP (“TDR Capi­tal”). Blätt­chen & Part­ner advi­sed the NKD manage­ment in the tran­sac­tion. The NKD Group, based in Bind­lach near Bay­reuth, is one of the lea­ding value retailers and local sup­pliers to the tex­ti­le retail sec­tor in Cen­tral Euro­pe. The tex­ti­le dis­coun­ter NKD with almost 1,800 stores offers a wide ran­ge of sea­so­nal fashion, home tex­ti­les and home access­ories. NKD employs around 8,000 peop­le and achie­ved a tur­no­ver of around EUR 700 mil­li­on in 2018. OpCa­pi­ta is a Lon­don-based pri­va­te equi­ty com­pa­ny spe­cia­li­sing in the retail, con­su­mer and leisu­re sec­tors. The com­pa­ny invests in under­per­forming com­pa­nies that requi­re ope­ra­tio­nal sup­port to impro­ve pro­fi­ta­bi­li­ty and crea­te long-term sus­tainab­le value.

TDR Capi­tal, a Lon­don-based pri­va­te equi­ty firm, aims to sup­port NKD Group in its orga­nic growth and expan­si­on into new mar­kets. Blätt­chen & Part­ner advi­sed the manage­ment, in par­ti­cu­lar with regard to the manage­ment par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on pro­gram with Prof. Dr. Alex­an­der Götz.

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