Sihl is an international provider of printed media solutions in the growing digital printing market. The business specialises in the coating and finishing of papers, films and fabrics.

With over 100 years of industry experience, Sihl has an extensive product range, which includes premium papers for photo and art printing as well as large-format media for inkjet or laser printing through to thermal papers and self-adhesive products. Sihl also supplies coated papers and films for industrial applications.

With two production sites and one logistics and converting facility, Sihl employs over 500 people at its headquarters in Switzerland and across its other locations in Germany, the USA, Spain and the Netherlands.

Sihl has evolved into an established premium industry brand with a customer base in industries such as print & publishing, photography & imaging, home & office and tourism & events. Sihl sells primarily through B2B channels to distributors, converters and print solution OEMs.

Investment Date

Jul 2016



Business Description


Revenue at ACQ.


Employees at ACQ.

over 500

Investment Type

Primary MBO

Sihl 1

We now have Equistone, a capital-strong and experienced middle-market investor which has successfully partnered with and supported many companies through their continuing international growth, by our side for the next steps of the expansion.