Valsoft Corporation Inc, a Canadian-based company specializing in the acquisition and development of software businesses, has acquired M&I Broadcast Services, a broadcast services software company that provides appealing, mission-critical software to the industry. M&I has several solutions across several broadcast platforms, including radio automation software OmniPlayer, as well as Nimbus Newsroom for radio, TV and online. M&I software is trusted by prominent European media companies such as RTL, DPG Media, Radio Italia and Talpa. We advised the selling shareholder on this transaction.
Axion BioSystems is a US-based life sciences tools company focused on advanced live-cell assay systems and a portfolio company of Summa Equity. Axion BioSystems has acquired CytoSMART, a Dutch biotechnology company focused on kinetic live-cell imaging analysis. The acquisition of CytoSMART puts Axion in a position for significant expansion in the fields of stem cell research, immuno-oncology, cell-based therapies, and drug discovery. We advised CytoSMART and its selling shareholders, including Holland Capital, BOM and ECFG (Eindhoven Corporate Finance Group), on this transaction.
We advised the former shareholders of Quantib, including Holland Capital, InnovationQuarter and Erasmus Medical Centre, in the sale of shares in Quantib to RadNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDNT), a US leader in providing high-quality diagnostic imaging services through a network of 350 owned and operated outpatient imaging centers. Quantib is a leading radiology artificial intelligence (“AI”) company focusing on clinical solutions for prostate cancer, breast cancer and neurodegeneration.
Standard Investment sold Synres (producer of synthetic resins for coatings/paints) to the Italian chemical group COIM. In 2015, Standard Investment together with management acquired Synres from DSM. In six years, volumes have grown by more than 60% and an extensive transformation program has been implemented. COIM is an international producer of speciality chemicals with head office in Milan, Italy. The acquisition is aimed on one hand at enhancing the existing production and expertise of Synres in the field of resins and, on the other hand, at creating added value for both shareholders and employees. Olym acted for Standard Investment in this transaction.
Neerlands Glorie Groente & Fruit BV, parent company of vegetable manufacturer HAK and HAK Fresh, has acquired all shares of Four Seasons Food. The latter company (40 employees, turnover €10M/year) was founded in 2008 and is specialized in the development and production of soups, sauces and meal solutions in stand-up pouch packaging, largely based on vegetables and pulses. We advised the sellers in this transaction.
Visualfabriq has partnered with leading growth equity investment firm PSG. Visualfabriq’s SaaS platform supports global consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers in managing and optimizing their promotions and demand planning. Its solutions are designed to improve revenue growth management for the world’s leading CPG brands by integrating big data, AI and intuitive workflows. PSG is a leading growth equity firm that focuses on partnering with mid-market software and technology-enabled services companies. PSG’s investment aims to accelerate Visualfabriq’s organic growth and assist in future product development. We advised Visualfabriq and its shareholders on this transaction.
Founded in 2012, Sunrock develops and manages solar energy projects in the Netherlands and is the market leader in the large-scale rooftop solar segment, with a strong customer base of logistics and other commercial real estate owners. We advised one of the selling shareholders on the sale of Sunrock to COFRA.
We advised Standard Investment and the other shareholders of Flatfield with the sale of the shares in Flatfield to NCAB Group. Flatfield is de largest Dutch supplier of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). NCAB Group is one of the world’s largest suppliers of PCBs, with headquarter in Sweden and listed at NASDAQ Stockholm. NCAB Group strengthens its position in the Benelux and Germany with the acquisition of Flatfield.
We advised the shareholder of Gebr. Van der Steen Bedrijven in the sale of the family business to Van Dorp Groep. Gebr. Van der Steen is specialised in building, managing and maintaining infrastructure under and above ground.
Metrological enables operators to seamlessly integrate their TV and OTT content into a single TV viewer experience. The Metrological Application Platform delivers a complete product suite for onboarding and managing the lifecycle of web and native apps and premium OTT services across set-top boxes. We advised the selling shareholders of Metrological on the sale of the company to Comcast Cooperation.