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...

19 June 2018

Ergon Capital acquires Belgian snack producer Beltaste-Vanreusel

Belgian convenience food producer Beltaste-Vanreusel announces its partnership with Ergon Capital Partners. Beltaste chooses Ergon as the most suitable financial partner to realise its ambitious future growth prospect and to further professionalise. Beltaste, founded in 1953, is a family business and with its Vanreusel brand an important player within the snacks market for out-of-home consumption in Belgium and the Netherlands. The leading regional player starts today a new chapter in its history and wishes to continue growing in different segments in Belgium as well as in other...

23 February 2018

Eiffage acquires 51% stake in Kropman Group

Eiffage has entered into an agreement to acquire 51% of the Kropman group, specialist in the multi-technical fields of electrical and mechanical engineering and contamination control and measurement. A national reference player, Kropman, founded in 1934, has more than 800 employees and generated revenues of nearly EUR 153m in 2017. Nielen Schuman acts as advisor to the selling shareholders. Click here for the full press release

12 February 2018

3i invests in Royal Sanders to accelerate international growth

3i Group today announces that it will invest in Royal Sanders, a leading European private label and contract manufacturing producer of personal care products with plants in the Netherlands and in the UK. 3i is investing alongside management to drive the company’s international growth strategy. The business is being purchased from Dutch private equity firm Egeria. Royal Sanders, founded in 1851, is a leading European manufacturer and distributor in the personal care market, offering a range of private label, contract manufactured and branded products. The offering includes bath & shower...

22 December 2017

Argos Soditic becomes new majority shareholder of Future Groep

Argos Soditic becomes the new shareholder of Future Groep, with its four stand-alone business units Talenter, PLANgroep, Human Capital Group and Future Communication. Future Groep is a Dutch service provider headquartered in Utrecht that provides Business Process Outsourcing and detachment services to public clients in the social domain and HR consulting and communication services to public and private clients. The group exists in its current configuration since 2016 when it was carved out from the Conclusion group. Today Future Groep employs around 800 people and generates around EUR 60m in...

27 November 2017

Suitsupply attracts fresh capital to support continuing growth

Suitsupply today announced to have attracted growth capital which will further accelerate the international expansion and online sales activities. The new facilities are provided by NPM Capital, ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Suitsupply currently operates 91 stores in 73 cities on 3 continents. More than 75% of sales are generated outside of the Netherlands, and almost 30% of sales occur online. The company’s growth plan aims to open more stores worldwide, and renew a large part of the Dutch store portfolio. Furthermore, Suitsupply will...

09 November 2017

Alpha PE has acquired Ipcom from Waterland Private Equity

Alpha Private Equity has acquired Ipcom from Waterland Private Equity. Ipcom is a Belgium based group of European companies specialised in the distribution and conversion of thermal insulation, passive fire protection, acoustic insulation and high temperature products for the process and construction industry. The company was formed in 2010 through the acquisition and merger of Waeyaer-Vermeersch Isolatie and Isowill and has since made more than 20 bolt-on acquisitions as part of an international buy-and-build strategy. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Nielen Schuman...

02 October 2017

Nielen Schuman opens Antwerp office

We are proud to announce the opening of our Belgium office in Antwerp and the recent hiring of David Theys as a Partner to build out the firm's Belgian activities.  "We see a clear opportunity to capture a leading market position in Belgium, using the same distinctive positioning as we employ in the Netherlands: truly independent, client centric and high quality M&A and Capital Advisory to companies and investors in the upper mid-market", says Jan de Wilde, Partner at Nielen Schuman. " We see Belgium as a key market for us. Not only are many of our corporate and private equity clients...

01 September 2017

Avedon Capital Partners acquires and merges VisionsConnected and Viju

Avedon Capital Partners has announced that a new combined leading global visual communications company is created with the acquisition and merger of VisionsConnected and Viju. The ambition for the new combined company is to build a leading global visual collaboration company specialising in designing, installing, servicing and supporting physical and virtual meeting room environments for global customers with strategic need for videoconferencing, collaboration and audiovisual solutions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined company today already serves corporate...