Lanybook is a Winner!

It is now official that the Lanybook retail Day & Night Collection is the winner of the German Design Award 2016 for Excellent Product Design – Stationery

Jury Statement

Anne Højgaard Jørgensen | Hartmut Schürg | Aleks Tatic

The Lanybook Day & Night is a notebook manufactured to a very high quality, which makes an

impression primarily thanks to details such as stitching on the cover and the two-tone Lanyband with elegant silicone printing. The embossed dot pattern on the back of the book and the colorful cut edge round off the elegant appearance and make the Lanybook Day & Night a real must-have for fans of high-end notebooks.

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Lebit Holding Aquires 100% of Lediberg

Bergamo, Italy: In a major deal, Lediberg spa - a worldwide renowned group leader in the graphic arts industry - has been acquired in full by Lebit Holding spa.
The transaction, which was concluded on February 27 2014, has resulted in the reduction of the financial debt of the Group through a capital increase of 60 million Euro and an agreement of debt restructuring with a number of banks. The Group is thus planning to expand rapidly – with the aim of increasing its current turnover of 156 million Euro to 209 million Euro by 2018.

The new investors, Lebit Holding Spa, advised by K Finance and R&G Consultant, have invested 20 million Euro of new equity while the banks (Intesa, Unicredit, Mps, Bnl, Natixis, Ikb) have signed a debt restructuring agreement that allows the substantial decrease of the financial debt of the Group. Lebit Holding spa, with its registered office in Bergamo, is owned by Iris Capital Fund BV and a group of Italian entrepreneurs.
The chairman of Lebit Holding, Mr. Joe J. Seikaly, brings extensive experience and leadership in the graphic arts industry. Mr. Seikaly, as head of Express International, will capitalize on the combined synergies of both Groups.
“Our vision is to build on the Lediberg Castelli platform, further consolidate the industry and reinforce our commitment to deliver through our innovative brands and products excellence in design and flexibility,” Seikaly said.
Lediberg, founded in 1965, is active in three business areas: production of dated and non-dated agendas (accounting for 74% of sales), commercial deluxe printing, and leather goods. Production is located in seven manufacturing facilities - four in Italy, one in Germany, one in Brazil and one in Romania – in addition to multiple fulfillment centers around the world.
The new Group plans to grow internationally to gain a greater market quota. This will be made possible by strategic restructuring and alignments, with the new investors using their industrial expertise to reform the business flow.
The new management of Lediberg will be headed by Mr. Andre Rami as CEO - who brings extensive experience in M&A - and Mr. Maurizio Castelli as COO - who contributes specialized expertise in operational management.
The transaction included the following companies: Lediberg spa, Cangini Filippi spa, Nazareno Gabrielli Diaries spa, Gunova Kalendar GmbH, Lediberg Gmbh, Lediberg BV, Ediciones Deusto, Bresson Lediberg sas, Castelli Diaries Ltd UK, Castelli North America, Castelli Middle  East FZE, Agendas Pombo Lediberg Ltd, Nazareno Gabrielli Romania Prod. Srl, Lediberg Sp. Zo.o., Idea Prima S.r.l. and Castelli Bolis Poligrafiche spa.
Legal advisors were: Alem  & Associates on the transaction overall structuring as well as advising the International  investors, Avvocati di Impresa to the Italian investors, Studio Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Capelli & Partners to Lediberg. Legal advisor to the banks were Linklaters. Financial advisor to the company and to the old shareholders was Lazard.

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