Fielmann takes over Slovenian optician Clarus

4. Septem­ber 2019

Hamburg — MDAX-listed Fiel­mann AG, Hamburg, is acqui­ring 70% of the shares in the Slove­nian opti­cian chain Optika Clarus. Network Corpo­rate Finance exclu­si­vely advi­sed Fiel­mann AG on the transaction.

The acqui­si­tion opens up Fielmann’s 14th Euro­pean market. Optika Clarus opera­tes 26 specia­list opti­cal stores in Slove­nia and is the undis­pu­ted market leader with a sales market share of 30%. Within the Fiel­mann Group, Slove­nia is the coun­try with the highest purcha­sing power east of the core markets (GDP per capita: more than 22,000 euros). The acqui­si­tion is part of Fielmann’s expan­sion stra­tegy, which aims to expand into four addi­tio­nal markets by 2025 through orga­nic growth and acquisitions.

About Fiel­mann
Fiel­mann is the market leader in the Central Euro­pean opti­ci­ans’ market and opera­tes 742 bran­ches in 14 Euro­pean count­ries. 24 million people wear glas­ses from Fiel­mann; in Germany, the listed family company sells every second pair of glas­ses. Fiel­mann covers all levels of the value chain in ophthal­mic optics, is a desi­gner, manu­fac­tu­rer and optician.

About­Net­work Corpo­rate Finance
Network Corpo­rate Finance is an inde­pen­dent, owner-mana­­ged advi­sory firm focu­sed on mergers and acqui­si­ti­ons, capi­tal markets tran­sac­tions and equity and debt finan­cing. Our core compe­ten­cies lie in the struc­tu­ring and execu­tion of complex corpo­rate tran­sac­tions — natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal — such as company sales to stra­te­gic inves­tors and finan­cial inves­tors, IPOs or struc­tu­red corpo­rate finan­cing. We advise both estab­lished and young compa­nies in a wide range of industries.
With our team of 28 employees, we have been able to estab­lish oursel­ves as one of the most successful inde­pen­dent corpo­rate finance consul­ting firms in Germany since our foun­ding in 2002.


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