Standard Investment acquires Micro Machining Group

We advised Standard Investment in the acquisition, together with management, of Micro Machining Group (MMG) from Aalberts Industries. MMG is a manufacturer of high-precision components to a wide range of customers and industries, including the defense, aerospace, medical and semiconductor industry. MMG is able to carry out milling and grinding operations with tolerances of a few thousandths of a millimeter. The specialization of MMG is in making small products with a size of a few millimeters to about 75 centimeters. Products are made from high quality metal, including titanium and specialty steel alloys.

Kester Capital invests in Factory CRO

We advised the founders and shareholders of Factory CRO in the investment by Kester Capital in Factory CRO. Factory CRO has grown to become a leading CRO in the medical device sector. Headquartered in Bilthoven, the Netherlands, Factory CRO conducts trials for its international customer base across the globe. Kester Capital became a significant shareholder in Factory CRO and will support the business’ growth, both organically and by acquisition, as it looks to build on its unique expertise and impressive track record.

Gimv acquires Brakel

Gimv acquired the Dutch company Brakel together with the existing management team. The transaction was partly financed through a leveraged finance facility with related security in the Netherlands, U.K. and Belgium. Rabobank acted as lender in the acquisition financing. Brakel is an important player in the field of glass daylight constructions as well as ventilation and fire safety solutions. *

*  Marcel van de Vorst led this transaction for Gimv whilst at previous law firm.

Standard Investment acquires Synres

We advised Standard Investment in the acquisition, together with management, of all shares in Synres B.V., a former subsidiary of Royal DSM N.V. Synres is a manufacturer of various types of high-quality, solvent-borne resins which act as a binder for coatings. The alkyd, acrylate, and urethane resins are made for the paint and coatings industry, in a wide range of applications such as decorative paints and coatings for metal (eg. ships, bridges, storage tanks, cars) and wood. Synres is located in Hook of Holland.

Gimv acquired United Dutch Breweries

Gimv acquired United Dutch Breweries (UDB), together with UDB’s management, from Dutch investment company Egeria. The transaction was structured as a leveraged management buy-out. UDB, based in Breda (NL), is an independent beer group, owning among others Oranjeboom, 3 Horses, Royal Dutch, Atlas – heritage brands, going back to the company’s origins. In addition, UDB sells specialty beers, such as non-alcoholic beers, stout beers and dark malt beverages. UDB is strongly focused on the exports of affordable premium branded beers, bringing European quality to consumers worldwide. *

*  Marcel van de Vorst led this transaction for Gimv whilst at previous law firm.

Standard Investment acquires Dutch Bakery Group

We advised Standard Investment in the acquisition of an industrial bakery in the Netherlands for low-oxygen packed bread products with a long shelf life. This bakery was sold by Bakkersland to Dutch Bakery Group, a collaboration between Standard Investment and her partner Dutch Bakery BV.

Since the acquisition both companies operate under the name Dutch Bakery Group (DBG) and this results in a strong position as market leader in the Benelux and the established top five player in Europe for low-oxygen packed bread.

Standard Investment acquires HE Tubing

We advised Standard Investment on the acquisition of HE Tubing, a producer of aluminum micro-port extrusion (MPE) tubes that are used in particular for automotive air conditioning systems. The company is located in Harderwijk and offers state-of-the-art production facilities. HE Tubing was formerly part of the wider aluminum extrusion operations of Sapa.