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CFI Netherlands

Combining a global mentality on M&A with our local eye for the essence

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Netherlands

Thanks to a very open economy and being the world’s fifth exporter respectively, cross-border investments and therefore cross-border M&A, are well rooted in the DNA of the Dutch economy. Our CFI team in The Netherlands prides itself on building long-term relationships in selected key vertical markets, and by a through-the-cycle focus on the HR Services, Software & IT Services, Niche Industrials and Machinery sectors, our senior team of experienced M&A professionals guides clients through their M&A processes, adding value to advice.

CFI Netherlands excels in M&A sellside, buyside and debt advisory thanks to its dedicated focus. Due to a constant flow of transactions in our sectors, we foster an ethos of frequent strategic dialogues with relevant buyers and the private equity community. This gives us unparalleled knowledge in crafting the ‘right’ equity story for strategic buyers and private equity bidders, and defending it. In parallel, our extensive network and contacts across the ecosystem make us an invaluable partner for (cross-border) buyside M&A. We are able to target our client’s ideal candidates, and utilize our local network in our key vertical markets to our client’s benefit.

We combine our passion for deals with a strong financial acumen, which we showcase when we accompany our clients with independent advice on raising debt, equity or mezzanine capital for M&A or restructuring purposes.

We’re one of the proud founders of CFI in 2006 and as pioneering entrepreneurs we remain committed to the firm to date.

Premium sector focus in Netherlands

Latest Transactions

  • Paper, Plastics & Packaging

    has been sold to

    a portfolio company of

    Transaction details

    LoVen Special Products, a manufacturer of special products, standard caps and protective sleeves out of PVC, has been sold to Caplugs, a supplier of product protection components including plastic caps, plugs, and custom engineered solutions

    Food & Beverage & Agribusiness

    has acquired

    from

    Transaction details

    Virto Group, a Spanish grower, producer and supplier of fresh frozen vegetables and fruit products, acquired Netherlands-based industrial peer Oerlemans Foods, from H2 Equity Partners and management

    Business Services

    have sold

    to a consortium comprising management,

    Transaction details

    Funds managed by Bolster Investment Partners and TIIN Capital have sold ORMIT, the Benelux market leader in traineeships and leadership development, to a consortium comprising 3D Participaties, Pauwels Consulting and Senior Management

    Business Services

    and Industrial Safety Belgium have been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Arbo Support and Industrial Safety Belgium, a consulting, project support, and training firm in the field of industrial safety and occupational hygiene, have been sold to DEKRA, one of the world’s leading safety expert organizations

  • Business Services

    and Senior Management have sold

    to

    backed by Naxicap

    Transaction details

    ABN AMRO Effecten Compagnie and Senior Management have sold mténv, a white-collar engineering recruitment company to the housing corporation, construction and civil engineering sectors, to The House of HR ('THOHR') and Continu, backed by Naxicap Partners

    Industrials

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Daas Baksteen, a manufacturer of high-end, high-quality facing bricks and clay pavers. has been sold to the Austrian listed international industrial group Wienerberger

    Consumer, Brands & Retail

    has sold a majority stake in

    to

    Transaction details

    Innofa has sold a majority stake in Febrik, a Dutch textile company that creates distinguished textiles for the whole gamut of interiors, to Danish industrial peer Kvadrat.

    Software & IT Services

    and

    have been acquired by a consortium including

    Transaction details

    RedGazelle Group sells Big Data Republic, a big data science and big data engineering specialist, and JDriven and JCore, a Java/JVM enterprise software business, through a Buy-In Management Buyout transaction backed by a private equity consortium comprising Navitas Capital and Quadrum Capital

  • Paper, Plastics & Packaging

    has been sold to

    a portfolio company of

    Transaction details

    LoVen Special Products, a manufacturer of special products, standard caps and protective sleeves out of PVC, has been sold to Caplugs, a supplier of product protection components including plastic caps, plugs, and custom engineered solutions

  • Food & Beverage & Agribusiness

    has acquired

    from

    Transaction details

    Virto Group, a Spanish grower, producer and supplier of fresh frozen vegetables and fruit products, acquired Netherlands-based industrial peer Oerlemans Foods, from H2 Equity Partners and management

  • Business Services

    have sold

    to a consortium comprising management,

    Transaction details

    Funds managed by Bolster Investment Partners and TIIN Capital have sold ORMIT, the Benelux market leader in traineeships and leadership development, to a consortium comprising 3D Participaties, Pauwels Consulting and Senior Management

  • Business Services

    and Industrial Safety Belgium have been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Arbo Support and Industrial Safety Belgium, a consulting, project support, and training firm in the field of industrial safety and occupational hygiene, have been sold to DEKRA, one of the world’s leading safety expert organizations

  • Business Services

    and Senior Management have sold

    to

    backed by Naxicap

    Transaction details

    ABN AMRO Effecten Compagnie and Senior Management have sold mténv, a white-collar engineering recruitment company to the housing corporation, construction and civil engineering sectors, to The House of HR ('THOHR') and Continu, backed by Naxicap Partners

  • Industrials

    has been acquired by

    Transaction details

    Daas Baksteen, a manufacturer of high-end, high-quality facing bricks and clay pavers. has been sold to the Austrian listed international industrial group Wienerberger

  • Consumer, Brands & Retail

    has sold a majority stake in

    to

    Transaction details

    Innofa has sold a majority stake in Febrik, a Dutch textile company that creates distinguished textiles for the whole gamut of interiors, to Danish industrial peer Kvadrat.

  • Software & IT Services

    and

    have been acquired by a consortium including

    Transaction details

    RedGazelle Group sells Big Data Republic, a big data science and big data engineering specialist, and JDriven and JCore, a Java/JVM enterprise software business, through a Buy-In Management Buyout transaction backed by a private equity consortium comprising Navitas Capital and Quadrum Capital

What our clients say

  • “The amount of work and complexity involved in a sale process with international trade buyers is big. Now having gone through it, we couldn’t be happier that we selected CFI to lead the transaction. Their transactional fortitude, industry knowledge, international reach and ability to work well with the entire ISG team and its diverse shareholder base proved essential in this successful transaction outcome”

    Patrick Roskam, CEO of Industrial Safety Group (Arbo Support), on its sale to DEKRA

  • “We hired CFI because of its focus and track record of executing transactions in the HR services segment. They did a great job finding an excellent company for KP&T and Staatvast to partner with.”

    Mr Gijs Botman, partner at Mentha Capital on the exit of KP&T and Staatvast to Egeria Investments

  • “For Antea the investment in Tradinco resulted in very positive returns. We wish Tradinco a wonderful future within the Indutrade Group and we would like to thank its CEO Mr Richard Derksen for the pleasant collaboration these last years. We would also like to thank CFI for their contribution in this exit. A job well done. We can wholeheartedly recommend CFI.”

    Mr Robert De Boeck, managing partner at Antea Participaties on the exit of Tradinco to Indutrade

  • “I am delighted that Trinamics was invested in by a long-term financial partner. This also created a fantastic opportunity for senior management. Roland and I are convinced that this combination will help Trinamics continue to flourish. My thanks go out to the team of CFI for their advice and support throughout. Their expertise and commitment to the HR Services sector helped to ensure a smooth process and an excellent outcome for all parties.”

    Mr Ward Gersen, owner and co-founder of Trinamics on its sale to a Dutch family investment office

  • “We are very pleased with CFI’s representation of Login Group through every step of the sale process. They helped us prepare for and execute a process that led to a successful transaction with the listed global group Orange. They are clearly experts in the international ICT sector”.

    Eric-Jan van Leeuwen, CEO and founder of Login Consultants on its sale to Orange

Our senior team

Our expertise

M&A buy-side advisory

CFI’s M&A advisors provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a solid local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyze valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

M&A sell-side advisory

Experienced M&A advisors at CFI work discretely with owners to determine priorities, and can recommend the appropriate sale process to meet all of an owner’s financial and personal objectives. Profound sector dedication helps your company to refine the buyer’s arena and engage prospective buyers based on a constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirors and the private equity community.

Capital raising

Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, CFI’s debt and capital raising advisors can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, finance a (cross-border) acquisition, complete a management buyout, or refinance an existing lender.

Valuations & opinions

Valuation experts at CFI understand value drivers and the process of value creation. CFI has the expertise to satisfy any business or asset valuation needs. Our full range of services includes valuation, due diligence, fairness and solvency opinions, and goodwill impairment tests. Analyses with impact, whether aimed at financial reporting, tax, M&A, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes.

Restructuring & distressed situations

CFI’s seasoned professionals have many years of relevant experience helping businesses preserve stakeholder value, during often time critical periods, where we can: Evaluating strategic and restructuring options, positioning the business for sale or investment in an accelerated process.

    M&A buy-side advisory

    CFI’s M&A advisors provide a disciplined, process-oriented approach to an acquisition search. Its global reach coupled with a solid local footprint can help your company refine acquisition criteria, identify potential target companies, engage prospective targets through native speakers, analyze valuations, negotiate terms, and structure the transaction, bringing about the very best results for our clients.

    M&A sell-side advisory

    Experienced M&A advisors at CFI work discretely with owners to determine priorities, and can recommend the appropriate sale process to meet all of an owner’s financial and personal objectives. Profound sector dedication helps your company to refine the buyer’s arena and engage prospective buyers based on a constant dialogue with relevant strategic acquirors and the private equity community.

    Capital raising

    Mid-market companies are demanding creative solutions and access to capital. Based on years of relevant experience, CFI’s debt and capital raising advisors can help your business raise funds, whether your objective is corporate growth, finance a (cross-border) acquisition, complete a management buyout, or refinance an existing lender.

    Valuations & opinions

    Valuation experts at CFI understand value drivers and the process of value creation. CFI has the expertise to satisfy any business or asset valuation needs. Our full range of services includes valuation, due diligence, fairness and solvency opinions, and goodwill impairment tests. Analyses with impact, whether aimed at financial reporting, tax, M&A, strategic planning, business restructuring, or dispute and litigation purposes.

    Restructuring & distressed situations

    CFI’s seasoned professionals have many years of relevant experience helping businesses preserve stakeholder value, during often time critical periods, where we can: Evaluating strategic and restructuring options, positioning the business for sale or investment in an accelerated process.

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Our office in Netherlands

Amsterdam

Amstelzijde 85
1184 TZ
The Netherlands
T: +31882060330
E: info@thecfigroup.com