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 the firm’s coverage efforts of the TMT and Business Services sectors.

As a further testament to our accelerated growth, we have hired 2 new professionals this year. As of January 1st, Sjors Linssen and Adriaan Brabander have strengthened our team. Sjors previously worked in the debt advisory team of EY Montesquieu for 6 years and joined us as an Associate Director. He has significant experience across a broad variety of financing transactions. Adriaan Brabander joined us as an Analyst and was previously an intern in our team.  

We are very excited with the appointment of these skilled and ambitious professionals. It reflects Nielen Schuman’s ambition to continue its strong growth path and strengthen the firm’s leading position in the Benelux as independent provider of M&A and Capital Advisory services.

Recent news

11 September 2019

THI Investments acquires RE Panels S.A.

THI Investments (“THI”), a long-term pan European investor, today announces that it has acquired Belgium-based RE Panels S.A. (“RE Panels”) from the Riverside Company. The current management team are investing alongside THI in this acquisition and THI is pleased to support management in achieving the next phase of growth. This transaction provides an attractive opportunity to leverage the complementary expertise of THI and its operational experience.RE Panels, known in the market by the brands EPCO and TECSEDO, is the European market leader for the production of sandwich panels for sectional...

23 July 2019

Gilde Buy Out Partners and management acquire Xindao from Perusa

Gilde Buy Out Partners announced the acquisition of Xindao from its former shareholder Perusa Partners with management re-investing substantially into the new transaction. Xindao, a leading supplier of functional business gifts, has been growing at double-digit growth rates for over a decade. Over the last several years, Xindao has transformed into a pan-European leader in the premium segment with an integrated supply chain and dedicated design team, enabling differentiated supply of products through various value-added services from in-house design and customization to quality control and...

19 July 2019

Odin Groep and Fortino Capital Partners today announce that investment company Fortino has taken a majority stake in Odin Groep

Odin Groep and Fortino Capital Partners today announce that investment company Fortino has taken a majority stake in Odin Groep. The management of Odin Groep believes that Fortino is the right partner to support their growth ambitions and the further development of Odin Groep, whereby delivering excellent customer service will be paramount. Odin Groep is an independent IT service provider consisting of the companies Previder, Heutink ICT and Winvision. Odin Groep specializes in IT solutions, cloud hosting, security, managed services and consultancy. Odin Groep relies on the knowledge of its...

16 July 2019

TKH divests majority of industrial connectivity activities

TKH Group NV announces that it has reached agreement with Dutch private equity company Torqx Capital Partners (‘Torqx’) about the creation of a NewCo that will take over the shares of a major part of the TKH industrial connectivity activities. The main operating companies that will be acquired by NewCo are located in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Poland and consist of Jobarco BV, Pantaflex BV and Capable BV (the Netherlands), TKD Kabel GmbH and Schrade Kabel & Elektrotechnik GmbH (Germany), TKH Kabeltechniek Sp. z.o.o. (Poland) and KC Industrie Srl (Italy). Torqx Capital Partners...

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

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...

20 December 2018

Cinven to acquire European web hosting provider, One.com

Cinven today announces that it has agreed to acquire One.com, a leading European supplier of web hosting services, from Accel-KKR for an undisclosed consideration. One.com 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.  Click here for the full press release

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...