Optimum Group

Optimum Group is a printer of self-adhesive labels, banding and shrink sleeves, primarily serving the food and retail market. The Group operates through five printing facilities, of which four in the Netherlands and one in Belgium.

Optimum is active in the faster-growing segments within the Benelux labelling market, which is estimated to be worth approximately €700 million. In particular, the Group focuses on the food labelling market, which has grown by over 5% year-on-year. Optimum has a broad offering but is looking to expand its technological capabilities, such as inkjet technology, and end-market coverage in the food, beverage, chemicals, pharmaceutical and logistics sectors.

Value creation strategy
  • Expansion in specialty labels and digital printing technologies
  • Increased system integration of historical build-ups
  • Drive centralisation to extract synergies
  • Continue buy-and-build to consolidate the Benelux market and expand abroad
Investment history
  • The IK VIII Fund acquired Optimum Group from Mentha Capital and the founders in January 2018

Press releases
IK Investment Partners invests in Optimum Group
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