DEX international M&A advised Meyer Burger Technology Ltd on the sale of its Dutch subsidiary to Süss MicroTec

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd, the listed Swiss technology company has sold its Dutch subsidiary PiXDRO to Süss MicroTec, the listed German manufacturer of equipment and process solutions for microstructuring in the semiconductor industry. DEX international M&A acted as sell-side advisor for Meyer Burger. Meyer Burger divests Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V. Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) has sold its inkjet printing business (PiXDRO) located in Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V. in Eindhoven (NL) to Süss MicroTec SE headquartered in Germany. The approximately 30 employees will transfer from Meyer Burger (Netherlands) B.V. to Süss MicroTec SE. “With this divestment an optimal solution has been achieved for all parties. As part of Süss MicroTec, the PiXDRO technology has good prospects for growth “, explains Meyer Burger CEO Hans Brändle the decision to sell. “This transaction is a further step in Meyer Burger’s focus on a strategic PV business with our successful Heterojunction / SmartWire technologies as well as on promising next generation cell technologies”, Brändle continued. The offer by Süss MicroTec proved superior in a broad-based bidding process conducted by DEX International M&A. This and the validity of the underlying valuation were confirmed by an independent Financial Opinion from IFBC AG (Zurich). The CEO of Süss MicroTec, Dr. Franz Richter, is also a member of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger and therefore he was not involved by Meyer Burger in this transaction. The Technology and Product Centre in Eindhoven (Netherlands) develops and manufactures leading technologies and solutions in the field of inkjet solutions for the electronics and semiconductor industries. Meyer Burger will continue to purchase certain products and...

DEX international M&A advised Blokland Cold Stores on the sale to Van Rooi Group

DEX international M&A advised the shareholders of Blokland Cold Stores on the sale to Van Rooi Group Blokland Cold Stores, a fourth generation family company, has been sold to Van Rooi Group. Blokland Cold Stores is a full-service cold storage facility specialized in meat, juices and, increasingly, dairy and vegetables. Blokland is located in Cuijk, the Netherlands. In 2013, at the 100 year anniversary of the company, Blokland Cold Stores was granted the predicate of royal warrant holder by the King of The Netherlands. Owner Jan Blokland and his cousin and co-owner, Peter Blokland, have sold the company to Van Rooi Group. Peter Blokland will continue to stay on as managing director. About Blokland Cold Stores Blokland has a cold storage capacity of 100,000m3 (22,500 pallet positions) and offers a wide range of additional services such as packing, order picking, blast freezing and defreezing. The company is fully certified and a proud member of Nekovri (Dutch cold storage association). Blokland is licensed for export to major international markets and one of only four Dutch cold stores licensed to export meat to China. About Van Rooi Group Van Rooi Group is a family business that has a long history in pig farming and meat processing. The Van Rooi Group now consists of livestock trade in Lieshout, a slaughterhouse, production location and cold store in Helmond, a production location in Someren and several locations abroad. The group has an annual turnover of more than €500 million. DEX international M&A acted as exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholders of Blokland Cold Stores.    ...

DEX international M&A advised Raak Metals on the sale to Gilde Equity Management

DEX international M&A advised the shareholders of Raak Metals on the sale to Gilde Equity Management “In 2017, we celebrated our 100th anniversary. Since Raak Metals was founded by my great-grandfather Antoon van Raak, we have become a leading metal recycler in the southern part of the Netherlands. We have achieved this position due to our complete service offering and expertise in recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Our clients consist of corporates, local SMEs and individuals who we serve through one of our three locations.”, says Maarten van Raak, CEO and owner of Raak Metals. “We are delighted that a leading private equity investor such as Gilde supports Raak Metals in its next phase of growth. With Gilde on board we found an experienced partner to become a leading national player in the metal recycling market.” “Gilde is impressed by the rich family history of Raak Metals and its development over the last couple of years. With the opening of a new location in Best in 2014 and the acquisition of Martens Metaal in 2018, Raak Metals has established a firm basis for further national growth. We want to support Raak Metals to become a national leader and have a strong believe in the strategy that has been set out to do so.” says Gerhard Nordemann, managing partner of Gilde Equity Management. About Raak Metals Group Raak Metals Group is a recycler of ferrous and non-ferrous metals with locations in Tilburg, Best and Elst. In 2019, Raak Metals recycled almost 80,000 tons of metal. The company offers a complete service to its clients including container services, recycling advise...

DEX international M&A and its partner Carlsquare advised Serviceware SE on the acquisition of cubus AG

Serviceware SE continues to implement its growth strategy and has acquired 100 percent of the shares in cubus AG. cubus is a leading software provider in the fields of Corporate Performance Management/ Business Intelligence .The cubus software enables companies and individual profit centres to analyse their financial KPIs and to prepare on this basis viable plans, forecasts and simulations for the future development of their balance sheet, their profit and loss account as well as their cash flow statement, amongst other things. In this way, corporate decision makers are offered a reliable basis to manage their company or profit centre. With the cubus software, Serviceware connects the Financial Management of the own Enterprise Service Management (ESM) platform – where Serviceware already holds an extremely strong position with the software solution anafee – with the Corporate Finance department of companies. This is particularly attractive for large and medium-sized companies, which operate their Shared Services in subsidiaries or as a profit centre. The acquisition of cubus is Serviceware’s second takeover since its IPO in April 2018. Last year, Serviceware extended its integrated ESM platform by acquiring the knowledge management specialist SABIO. Dirk K. Martin, CEO and founder of Serviceware: “With cubus we are supplementing our platform by adding the important module Corporate Performance Management/ Business Intelligence. With this platform solution from a single source, we will be able to address large customers in future even more effectively. Furthermore, we see considerable cross-selling potential between our existing customer base and the customers of cubus. Consequently, we continue to expand our market leadership in Europe as a digitizer of service processes in companies....

DEX international M&A advised Schellevis on the sale to Gilde Equity Management

DEX international M&A advised the shareholder of Schellevis on the sale to Gilde Equity Management Schellevis, the leading producer of concrete landscaping elements and horticulture products, welcomes Gilde Equity Management ( GEM ) Benelux as a new shareholder. “We are proud to say that we are one of the leading producers of high-end concrete landscaping elements. We have achieved this position due to the unique character of our products created by our specific production process in combination with the use of the right materials.”, says Peter (“Piet”) van Vugt, CEO and owner of Schellevis. “We are delighted that a renowned investor such as Gilde supports Schellevis in the next phase of its development. With Gilde on board we have the financial capacity to invest in accelerated international growth and to expand our product range.” Schellevis is a well-known player in the market for landscaping elements. The company’s products are very popular with gardeners and landscape architects. This is a/o due to the natural “basaltlava-like” look of the products and the wide product portfolio of the company, which enables gardeners and landscape architects to consistently design gardens. Apart from getting its inspiration from the environment, the company is also constantly focused on sustainability in its manufacturing process. A combination of these factors has led to a high demand for Schellevis products in the Netherlands and aroused interest from neighboring countries such as Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom. “Gilde has been looking at Schellevis’ market position and growth for some time and has a lot of respect for what the company has accomplished so far: the strong development that Schellevis...

DEX international M&A advised Workrate on the acquisition of Wach- und Schließgesellschaft Kaiserslautern

Workrate, a Dutch security services company headquartered in Amsterdam, has acquired Wach- und Schließgesellschaft Kaiserslautern (WuS) based in Kaiserslautern. WuS is a security services company specialized in the security of buildings and objects in southwest Germany. The acquisition further expands Workrate’s presence in Germany. DEX international M&A acted as M&A advisor to Workrate.      ...