Amsterdam – CFI acted as the exclusive corporate finance advisor to the shareholders of Tradinco Group B.V. and its subsidiaries, (“Tradinco” or the “Company”), in the sale to the Swedish listed international industrial group Indutrade.
Tradinco Instruments, ‘The Calibration Company’ is founded in 1963 and focuses on calibration and sensor solutions, mainly for pressure and temperature, for the industrial market. From its headquarters in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, this specialist company offers its clients across the globe accredited calibration services, calibration software, customized solutions and distributes a comprehensive range of calibration equipment and sensors from renowned and innovative global market leaders.
In 2013 the Dutch private equity group Antea, together with the management of Tradinco and informal investors, acquired Tradinco. Following this transaction the Company continued its international growth path. The Company has since then entered new regions and added new products and service offerings to its portfolio, allowing to provide more value added services to its customers.
With the acquisition by Indutrade, the Company has the means to continue its ambitious growth plans and further development. Indutrade AB [ISIN SE0001515552, Ticker Symbol:INDT] is an international industrial group, which is listed on the Stockholm stock exchange, with over EUR 1.3 billion in annual revenues and sells high-tech products and solutions helping customers to improve their own products as well as streamline their own production processes. The companies of Indutrade operate under large degrees of freedom with the same management, existing name and brands.
Mr Richard Derksen (general manager of Tradinco) stated: “Tradinco’s growth plans require a strong international long term partner. With Indutrade on our side, their global network and support, we will be able to accelerate our strategic plans and build on our international market position and excellent reputation as The specialist for test, measurement and calibration solutions. CFI did a great job, comprehending our goals and ambitions fully, resulting in this great match.”
Mr Robert De Boeck (Antea) stated: “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 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 MBCF.”
MBCF initiated discussions and negotiations with a select range of potential strategic parties in a process that ultimately resulted in a successful transaction with Indutrade.
The transaction was closed on 22 December 2017.
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