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...

01 September 2017

Nielen Schuman makes four new hires

Nielen Schuman is proud to announce that as of 1 September, Rafael Gómez Nuñez has joined the firm as a Partner. Rafael joins us after a 20 year career at ABN AMRO Bank where he was most recently Managing Director in Commercial Banking. Prior to this role, Rafael held a number of senior positions at ABN AMRO Bank including Managing Director Risk Management in Financial Restructuring & Recovery and Compliance, as well as Head of Structured Finance and Head of Acquisition and Leveraged Finance.  Rafael is a highly respected senior corporate finance professional. He has deep general banking...

25 July 2017

Infracapital invests in future growth of sustainable heating operator Eteck

Infracapital, the infrastructure investment arm of M&G investments, has entered into an agreement to acquire 60% of the shares in the Netherlands-based utility company Eteck Energie Bedrijven ("Eteck"). Eteck is market leader in sustainable collective heating systems in the Netherlands. Eteck currently owns and operates a portfolio of 170 systems serving approximately 25,000 home equivalents. Jaap van Eck, Founder of Eteck said: "In addition to providing the financial strength to help us grow the business, Infracapital brings a quality of competence in this market and the experience and...