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CWS Cleanrooms acquires Dutch cleanroom specialist WERO

Amsterdam – Corporate Finance International (“CFI”) is delighted to announce that it has acted as the exclusive corporate finance advisor to CWS Cleanrooms, part of CWS Group, in the acquisition of WERO from Brecon Group, a leading provider of turnkey cleanroom solutions.

CWS Cleanrooms is Europe’s first supplier of a complete offering of cleanroom services. With innovative, sustainable and digital rental solutions, CWS contributes to a healthier and safer future. The company’s product range is divided into products and services in the areas of hygiene, mats, professional clothing, fire protection, cleanroom services and healthcare.

CWS is a brand of CWS International GmbH and its subsidiaries. The group has approximately 11,000 employees in 15 countries. In 2020 the company achieved a turnover of c. EUR 1.2 billion. CWS International GmbH and its subsidiaries are 100% part of Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH.

WERO has 30 years of international experience in specialised cleaning of controlled production areas in the high-care food industry, laboratories, healthcare and specific cleanrooms in the microelectronics, medical device, pharma and biotech industries. WERO provides total solutions in the field of cleaning, decontamination and technical services. An extensive cleanroom cleaning program ensures that controlled production areas meet the required specifications, in addition optimised for efficiency in production. The cleaning services are provided for all ISO class 3 – ISO class 9 areas and all GMP classifications.

With this transaction, CWS expands its international portfolio of cleaning services in the highly specialised cleanroom segment. Markus Schad, Regional Managing Director Cleanrooms & Healthcare at CWS Cleanrooms says: “We are proud to be Europe’s first supplier complete cleanroom services. With this transaction, we are able to expand our offering in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg with cleaning and training services. We will maintain the business relationship with the Brecon Group and keep serving our mutual clients. We look forward to our cooperation.”

CFI and CWS discussed potential targets for a market entry in the Netherlands. CFI initiated the discussions with Brecon Group and, despite the boundaries of the Covid-19 restrictions, CFI was able to introduce CWS’s cleanroom cleaning strategy. This ultimately resulted in a successful transaction closed on 31 March 2021.

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