Berger Paints will add about Rs 180 crore or about 13% to its existing turnover after the acquisition of Polish company Bolix. Berger bought out the company on April 28, 2008 giving an exit to private equity company, Advent International.
Bolix is in the exterior building materials business; it makes external insulation finishing systems (EIFS). It was acquired by Advent in 2003 when it had a turnover of $26mn, which has grown at a CAGR of 15% to $45.5mn in 2007. That is a smart growth rate, indicative of the demand for this business.