Cinven today announces that it has agreed to acquire, a leading European supplier of web hosting services, from Accel-KKR for an undisclosed consideration. is one of Europe’s leading providers of domain names and web hosting services to small to medium enterprises and small-office home-offices.

 Nielen Schuman acts as exclusive financial advisor to Cinven.

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Recent news

20 June 2019

WVT Industries and Sofindev conclude a partnership to support the further growth of WVT Industries

Ward Van Thielen, CEO and shareholder of WVT Industries, has reached an agreement with Sofindev for an entry into the group’s capital. Ward Van Thielen remains an important shareholder and responsible for the daily management. WVT Industries is a fast-growing company specialising in the research, development, production and sales of industrial cleaning products. The company offers its customers an extensive range of more than 650 industrial cleaning agents. In addition, the company specialises in responding to the detailed needs of industrial customers by developing tailor-made cleaning...

20 June 2019

Triton invests in Royal Reesink alongside current Management

Triton announced the acquisition of Royal Reesink from Gilde Buy Out Partners, Teslin Participaties Coöperatief and Navitas. Triton will invest alongside the Company’s current management. Royal Reesink is a leading provider of a large range of equipment and related lifecycle services in the agriculture, turf care, material handling, construction and hydraulics industries. The entry of Triton will enable the Company to execute its growth strategy and further strengthen its position as a reliable partner to leading OEMs. The completion of the transaction is expected in the second half of 2019...

05 April 2019

Merger Partou and KidsFoundation creates stronger childcare organisation in the Netherlands

Partou and KidsFoundation today announce the intention to merge into a single corporate group. By joining forces, the companies will create a stronger national childcare organisation, providing daily care to over 60,000 children from 650 locations throughout the Netherlands. KidsFoundation's owner, Onex Partners, will join the Dutch investment company Waterland as the main shareholders of the combined business. Nielen Schuman acts as financial advisor to Partou. Click here for the full press release

04 March 2019

Promotion & New Hires

We are pleased to announce that Waldo Bemer has recently been promoted to Partner. As part of the firm’s senior team for the past 5 years, Waldo has been very valuable in the successful expansion of our M&A franchise across the Benelux. Prior to joining Nielen Schuman, Waldo worked for 8 years in Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Department in London, Singapore and Sydney. Waldo is an experienced senior corporate finance professional with an extensive international transaction track record, advising corporates, investors and governments. He has been particularly successful in increasing...

05 February 2019

Sofindev sells its participation in House of Talents

Sofindev today announces the sale of its participation in House of Talents to Baltisse, the investment company of Filip Balcaen. Baltisse acquires a majority stake in House of Talents. Steve Rousseau and the management team retain a significant minority stake.House of Talents is a fast growing platform in the staffing sector, active in the Benelux, France and Germany. The company is active in outsourcing, interim staffing and recruitment & selection services for more than 1,400 SME’s and companies. The entry of Baltisse is consistent with the well-thought and ambitious growth plans of...

22 November 2018

Gilde Buy Out Partners and Management acquire Kinkelder

Gilde Buy Out Partners today announced the acquisition of Kinkelder, together with management. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.  Kinkelder, which has been a family business since its foundation in 1945, specialises in the production, development and sale of high-quality industrial circular saw blades for the steel industry and is the global leader in this market. Under the ownership of the De Kinkelder family, the company has displayed a strong growth track record, both organically and through focused acquisitions. Jointly, Gilde and management are eager to continue to...

12 November 2018

Avedon capital Partners backed Kinly strengthens position in the Benelux with acquisition of MK2 Audiovisual

Kinly today announced that it has acquired MK2. The acquisition fits in with Kinly’s strategy of strengthening its leading portfolio in the audio-visual and visual collaboration market through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. In recent years, MK2 has rapidly developed from Breda into a market leader in the Netherlands within the field of audio-visual solutions and can count many leading businesses as long-term customers. Together, Kinly and MK2 are the experts in the Dutch market for IT-driven AV and visual collaboration solutions. With the acquisition, Kinly has 600 employees...

27 September 2018

Mentha Capital supports InSites Consulting in global growth ambitions

Global consumer insight & collaboration agency InSites Consulting announced today that it is teaming up with Mentha Capital to further support and accelerate its global growth ambitions. InSites Consulting pioneered digital market research in 1997 as a spin-off of Vlerick Business School. Today, it is recognised among the top 100 largest and top 10 most innovative market research agencies in the world. By entering into a partnership with Mentha Capital, InSites Consulting now wants to step up its game in accelerating non-organic growth through both regional expansion and the addition of...

22 August 2018

Photobox Group Welcomes Greetz

Photobox Group, Europe’s leading personalisation business, has acquired Dutch online cards and gifting retailer Greetz. The acquisition makes Photobox Group the European market leader in online greetings cards and personal gifting through the Greetz and Moonpig brands.  “Joining Photobox Group gives us access to a Europe-wide pool of talent, expertise and creativity as we build the next stage of Greetz story” said Niek Veendrick, CEO of Greetz.  Founded in 2001 as online greetings card retailer Greetz has now established itself as Holland’s number one brand in personal gifting, with strong...

03 August 2018

Ploeger Oxbo strengthens shareholder base through investment NPM Capital

Ploeger Oxbo Group has attracted a new major shareholder. NPM Capital is the strong financial partner that the manufacturer of specialty agricultural equipment has been looking for to support its long-term growth strategy. NPM Capital has acquired a 40 percent stake in the company. Over the past decades, Ploeger Oxbo Group has expanded rapidly as a result of autonomous growth and acquisitions. From a strong position in harvesters for corn, beans and peas the product range has been expanded to equipment for crops like potatoes, berries, coffee, olives and grapes and to self-propelled windrow...