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Carlsquare advised PPS. in acquiring a stake in Vertical Vision group

14 Jul 2014

PPS. Imaging GmbH, the specialist in high-quality digital large formats, has acquired a significant stake in Vertical Vision group – a company, also operating in the digital print market. With this strategic acquisition, PPS. has broadened its expertise and become one of Europe’s leading service providers for large format prints.

Vertical Vision has a strong presence at a number of international locations, such as Amsterdam and London, and is one of Europe’s leading providers for digital large prints and advertising material for indoor and outdoor use. Services range from Europe-wide print runs, national campaigns and single prints. At locations in Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, and Austria more than 100 employees work with the most sophisticated digital printing systems for Vertical Vision.

Carlsquare exclusively advised PPS. in acquiring a stake in Vertical Vision group.


About PPS. Imaging GmbH

Founded in 1971 in Hamburg by Prof. F.C. Gundlach, PPS. Imaging GmbH has more than 40 years of experience in the large formats printing industry. The company located in Hamburg, Berlin, Dresden, Erkrath, Stuttgart, and Munich currently employs 160 people. PPS. offers individual solutions, based on client specifications for trade fair appearances, outdoor advertising, point of sale, PR actions, as well as airport advertising including project management. The comprehensive product and service portfolio includes large prints, direct-to-fabric print and fine-art-prints, lighted boxes and graphic frames, image processing, and finally, on-site installation. For further information, please visit the PPS. homepage.


About Vertical Vision group

Vertical Vision was founded in the 1950s and employs more than 100 people in Cologne, Munich, Berlin, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Austria. The company produces all relevant poster formats for out-of-home-media, using the most sophisticated digital print plants. Furthermore, Vertical Vision is strongly positioned in the shopprint, expoprint, and traffic media sectors. Vertical Vision offers innovative and leading print quality, a high level of quality regarding service and personal consultation. For further information about Vertical Vision, please visit their homepage.


About Carlsquare

Carlsquare and the international M&A network Globalscope offer integrated cross-border M&A consulting services for medium-sized transactions. Carlsquare – a partner led corporate finance firm – advises businesses and shareholders to realise their strategic objectives ensuring the highest level of quality. Carlsquare is managed by three partners and is based in Hamburg and Munich with 16 employees. Globalscope has 32 members in 27 countries with more than 300 professionals worldwide. For further information about Carlsquare, please click here.


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Carlsquare GmbH

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20354 Hamburg