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Mid Europa Partners completes the acquisition of DISA

09 September 2008

Mid Europa Partners ("Mid Europa") announces that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of DISA (the "Company"), a leading player in the global moulding and metal surface preparation markets, from Procuritas Capital Investors III. This follows the announcement of the transaction on 11 March 2008.

DISA, a provider of moulding and metal surface preparation equipment and advanced technology solutions, has production units in Central and Eastern Europe (Czech Republic), Denmark, India and China and around 1,400 employees. The Company operates within a global market, offering state-of the-art technology and product development to its customers.

Mid Europa is already an investor in another leading metal surface preparation company, the Wheelabrator Group. DISA and the Wheelabrator Group together have a turnover exceeding EUR400 million and more than 2,700 employees.

Zbigniew Rekusz, Partner of Mid Europa, said: "The closing of this transaction is an important step toward the eventual combination of the Wheelabrator Group and DISA, which will provide a truly global service to customers and benefit from growth as well as scale efficiencies."

This transaction was executed by Kerim Turkmen, Pawel Padusinski and Tomasz Blicharski from Mid Europa. Mid Europa was advised in this transaction by Rothschild, White & Case, Jonas Bruun, PwC, BDO Stoy Hayward and PA Consulting.

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