Amsterdam – CFI Netherlands (“CFI”) is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive corporate finance advisor to funds managed by Synergia Capital Partners (“Synergia”), in the sale of its shares in Welsy B.V. (“Welten” or the “Company”), a prominent secondment, BPO and education services provider in the field of financial professionals, to ANCE B.V., a private investor.
Welten was founded in 1992 and offers an integrated full-service proposition to the financial services sector in the Netherlands. Its 300 professionals operate with two well-known labels: Welten and Dukers & Baelemans. Welten offers staffing (secondment) and BPO services (outsourcing of financial client contact center) to banks, insurance companies, pension providers and asset management companies. Dukers & Baelemans educates finance professionals to keep control over their career in a rapidly changing environment in the financial services sector.
Synergia is a Netherlands-based private equity firm specialising in growth capital, management buy-out, recapitalisation, management buy-in, and expansion financing investments. Synergia typically invests up to €25 million in equity in companies that are active in the agriculture, software, business services, financial sector, trade, production, fine chemicals, and software & IT services sectors.
Following the transfer of the shares, the Company anticipates its further development on the back of favourable market trends and dynamics, such as increased appetite for outsourcing services, amplified flexible labour demand, enhanced focus on skills and competences, intensified compliance and regulation, and an emphasis on data-driven and technological advancements.
CFI initiated discussions and negotiations in a process, which ultimately resulted in a successful sale of Synergia’s shares in Welten to ANCE B.V., in a transaction that closed on 10 May 2019.