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UMON has acquired Zeelenberg

Amsterdam – CFI is pleased to announce it acted as the exclusive corporate finance advisor to UMON in the acquisition of Zeelenberg.

About UMON

UMON is the parent company behind the labels OnlyHuman and DUX. The company engages in interim management, executive search, recruitment & selection and project-based secondment of highly trained professionals in the public domain. Whereas OnlyHuman matches professionals in the field of marketing, communication and online, DUX operates as an executive search and interim management agency to the non-profit segment.

About Zeelenberg

Zeelenberg, headquartered in Den Bosch and founded in 1995, engages in recruitment & selection and interim management activities with psychology as important qualitative support function, primarily focusing on board and management level positions in the public sector.

About the transaction

UMON aims to accelerate its growth and expand its presence in the secondment, interim management and executive search market by joining forces with like-minded companies that strengthen its network and provide high-quality and reliable services. After the acquisition of DUX, UMON found another strong partner in Zeelenberg with considerable presence in relevant domains to increase its footprint in the Netherlands. The acquisition of Zeelenberg was completed on 21 December 2022.

CFI’s role in the process

Following strategic discussions with UMON on their M&A objectives to realise the company’s growth ambitions, CFI explored the Dutch interim management and recruitment & selection landscape to identify appropriate opportunities matching UMON’s DNA. Subsequently, CFI initiated contact, discussions and negotiations regarding the acquisition of Zeelenberg. CFI also coordinated the due diligence process in order to successfully complete the transaction.

Martin Staats, director of UMON: “CFI has guided us very professionally through all phases of the process, from the initial meeting and subsequent due diligence to negotiating the transaction documentation. Following the acquisition of Zeelenberg, we now have three strong labels working together within the UMON group. Teaming up with strong labels to further grow our presence and improve our service level to serve clients even better has been and will remain an important pillar within our growth strategy. United in UMON we make the difference. For organisations, for professionals, and for the public sector.”



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