Amsterdam – CFI is pleased to announce that it acted as the exclusive corporate finance advisor on the sale of Arplas Systems (‘Arplas’) to Gimv N.V. (‘Gimv’).
Arplas is the global leader in the development, application and marketing of a projection welding technology, called the patented ‘ArpLas System’. Today, it is used in a variety of applications in the automotive industry and is recognized and adopted by major car manufacturers worldwide, a.o. GM, Daimler, Audi, Tesla and Fiat. Arplas is headquartered in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, with manufacturing and sales facilities in Europe, North America, Korea and service representatives in China and Brazil.
Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades experience in private equity and venture capital. The company is listed on Euronext Brussels. Gimv currently manages around 1.8 billion EUR (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies.
CFI initiated discussions and negotiations with a range of potential international strategic and financial buyers in a process that ultimately resulted in a successful transaction with Gimv, which closed 29 April 2016.