H2 Equity Partners sells ESKA Graphic Board

H2 Equity Partners (“H2”) are pleased to announce that they have completed the sale of 100% of the shares of Eska Graphic Board BV (“ESKA”) to Andlinger & Company.

ESKA is the market leader in the production and sale of graphic board based on 100% recycled paper. ESKA’s products are used as intermediate products including hardcover books, binders, puzzles, games and luxury packaging. In 2012, the company achieved a turnover of € 141 million, of which 95% came from exports.

The production takes place in two modern plants in Hoogezand and Sappermeer in The Netherlands. In addition, ESKA has a unique international sales network with offices in six countries. The company employs approximately 450 staff. ESKA was acquired in 2006 by H2 and management. It has since developed into a leading and profitable player in its niche market. Under the banner of Eska Andlinger, the company will continue to work on its international growth strategy. The management team will remain in place after the acquisition.


Terry Musson

The Amberon Group is a market leading traffic management provider to the utilities and Local Authority markets. Amberon was established in May 2002 with our first depot in Paignton, South West England. Our founding core principles remain at the heart of everything that we do and our continued desire to achieve our purpose; to provide the best service in the Traffic Management sector. This has been the foundation for our success and has cemented our position as the market leader in TM.

During the initial transaction we never felt under any pressure & instantly recognised we would become part of the family. H2 took the time to listen to our views & business strategy, it was obvious from the very beginning that they would be the perfect partner for us.

The guys at H2 have enabled us to continue the momentum & have provided the expertise & knowledge to help us continue on the journey to constantly improve our service offering.

Working with H2 during the last 2 years has given us additional support not just financially but the advice & expertise has helped analytically & strategically.

The ambition and the drive H2 have is extremely infectious & continues to assist the group to overachieve.

It’s enormously reassuring to know H2 will always be at the end of the phone to offer advice but heartening to know they have the trust in us to deliver.