Bolster Investment Partners, a Dutch private equity firm, has acquired a minority stake in Infoplaza, a provider of weather forecasts and related content. Simultaneously, Infoplaza has acquired Weeronline, a leading B2C weather platform active in the Netherlands and Belgium. The transaction concerns a carve-out of Weeronline from HolidayCheck Group, a listed German company active in the travel industry and subsidiary of Hubert Burda Media. The combination of Infoplaza and Weeronline creates the largest weather platform in the Benelux that collectively informs over 10 million unique visitors per month via websites and apps and provides over 85% of Dutch media with weather information. With the combined development power and the use of complementary knowledge, the merged company will be able to further strengthen its market leading position.
Nielen Schuman acted as financial advisor to HolidayCheck Group.
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