Wiver has been sold to Logistic Force, a portfolio company of FIELDS Group

Amsterdam – CFI is pleased to announce it acted as the exclusive corporate finance advisor to Wiver in its sale to Logistic Force, a portfolio company of FIELDS Group.

About Wiver
Wiver, founded in 1986 and headquartered in Eemnes, is a leading Dutch specialist provider of blue collar workers to the moving, transport and logistic sectors. Due to Wiver’s extensive network, the company is able to provide highly sought-after professionals. With ten branches spread across the Netherlands and 320 temporary workers on a daily basis, Wiver is the go-to staffing agency for movers, truck drivers, and warehouse employees. 

About Logistic Force
Logistic Force is a comprehensive HR service provider specialising in the transport and logistics sector. The staffing agency aids organisations in fulfilling their flexible workforce needs in logistics, production, metal, transport, and engineering. The company maintains a pool of independently residing employees throughout the Netherlands. With 17 branches across the country and its own Academy, Logistic Force is well-positioned to provide extensive human resource solutions.

About the transaction
The ambition to sell was driven by Wiver’s strategic vision for accelerated growth and enhanced opportunities in collaboration with a new partner. By combining resources, market insights, and the collective strengths of both entities, Wiver aims to achieve a more robust and dynamic market presence. For Logistic Force, the acquisition enhances its commercial coverage in the Netherlands and gains access to the market for supplying recognised moving companies. Together, both companies anticipate surpassing €120 million in revenue for 2023. The merged entity will harness synergies to drive innovation, capture untapped market share, and ultimately emerge as a formidable player in the industry.

Raymond de Wit, former director of Wiver, is pleased with the transaction: “We are delighted to be part of Logistic Force! We both operate in the same market and speak the same language, which became evident in our discussions. This is a fantastic next step in our growth strategy and it will allow us to serve our clients even better going forward.”

Martin van Dijk, CEO of Logistic Force states: “The acquisition of Wiver aligns perfectly with our growth ambitions in the Netherlands. By combining our strengths, we are poised to better cater to our clients in the transport and logistics sector, expanding our service portfolio to include the moving industry.”

CFI’s role in the process
CFI was invited by the shareholders of Wiver to oversee the sales process. Utilising CFI’s comprehensive market knowledge and extensive network in Staffing & HR services, CFI played a crucial role in aiding Wiver to identify a fitting partner with aligned ambitions. Subsequently, CFI managed the process, resulting in a successful transaction on 30 November 2023.

Raymond de Wit“In our longstanding relationship with CFI, we’ve found them to be a knowledgeable partner with a deep understanding of the market and its key players. Our continuous dialogue over the years allowed us to navigate challenges seamlessly. We appreciate CFI’s expertise, particularly in the negotiation process, where their commitment to securing favourable terms, including price, through extensive and skilful negotiations, resulted in a highly successful deal. Bringing the exiting shareholders and the new CEO to a mutually satisfying conclusion, we are indeed pleased with the outcome of the transaction.”


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