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Growth Capital Partners (GCP) takes a minority shareholding in GTS Flexible Materials (GTS)

Ebbw Vale, Friday 31st July 2020 – GTS Flexible Materials Ltd., a leading manufacturer of flexible materials for the automotive, power distribution and general electronics markets today announces that they have closed a significant minority investment deal with Growth Capital Partners LLP (GCP) for an undisclosed amount.

The GCP investment will support GTS’s ambitious growth plan in key market segments and global regions. The demand for interconnect solutions for electric vehicle batteries is expected to rise exponentially, a segment in which GTS products have already gained a significant market share globally. The power distribution market has shown robust development, underpinned by increasing levels of infrastructure spend which is expected to continue. For GTS to manage growth sustainably, the focus over the next years will be on capacity expansion and the commitment to continuous quality improvement.

Stephan Wittkaemper, Director Global Sales comments. “We’re happy to have GCP on board who are known for their long-term partnership approach in supporting companies like GTS scale through international expansion whilst maintaining the focus on quality. Our common goal will be to seize on the opportunities that we identified for our specialised insulation tapes and basefoils. Driven by a technology shift towards more light-weight and flexible circuit materials as well as market mega-trends like electrification of the transport sector we see a very promising outlook for our products.”

Ravi Monteiro, GCP Investment Director, comments: “GTS has a market leading reputation for high quality, technically differentiated products with long standing and embedded customer relationships. We are delighted to be supporting Chris, Stephan and the rest of the impressive management team with their exciting growth plans.  We believe our partnership style and track record of working with specialist industrial manufacturing businesses will provide GTS with the support to scale as they grow.”

Chris Burgess, MD of GTS, concludes. “The investment is a key milestone in the development of GTS and we are delighted to be working with GCP in the execution of our strategic plans. It is also a testament to the commitment and dedication of our longstanding workforce and to the great relationships that we enjoy with both customers and suppliers alike. The future for GTS is very exciting and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with GCP”.

About GTS Flexible Materials

GTS is a specialist manufacturer of technically differentiated adhesives, flexible laminates and insulation materials which are found in a range of end applications and global markets including automotive, renewable energy and transportation. GTS has over 50 years of know-how and technical expertise, working closely with customers to provide solutions that can perform in demanding manufacturing processes and harsh end environments.

About Growth Capital Partners

Growth Capital Partners LLP (GCP) is an independent private equity company, which invests in growing UK SMEs. Its partnership style is focused on working with ambitious, like-minded management teams to support accelerated growth, significantly enhancing the value of their businesses. The ability to provide flexible funding solutions, tailored to the deal situation, provides businesses with the best possible platform for growth.

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