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Globalscope hosts succesful international conference in Milan, Italy, and welcomes two new members

Globalscope Partners Ltd., an international M&A network, is pleased to share the news of the successful expansion of its international partner base to 53 members in 43 countries. At the 21st semi-annual conference, hosted by Benedetti & Associates and Palladio Corporate Finance, more than 85 delegates met in Milan to discuss deal opportunities, hear from local industry and M&A experts, meet local investors and develop the network.

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DEX international M&A advised Bovenstein on the sale of REXX Trading BV

Bovenstein BV has sold Rexx Trading BV to a group of investors. Rexx Trading BV is a successful and fast-growing wholesaler, specialized in selling lamps, fixtures and related products to BtC and BtB clients in the Netherlands and Belgium. The company sells proprietary products under its own brand name YPHIX. DEX international M&A acted as advisor to the shareholders of Rexx Trading BV.... read more

DEX international M&A advised on the sale of Vitamine&Zo to Auxilium Capital

Auxilium Capital, an independent investment company, has joined the founders as shareholders of Vitamine&Zo. Vitamine&Zo is a fast-growing supplier of fruit to companies, organizations and schools. The company is active in the Netherlands and Belgium and has a market leading position in both countries. Auxilium Capital is an independent investor in Dutch companies with a proven track-record and an operating result of at least € 1 million. Auxilium Capital invests in companies that have a proven business model, solid performance and clear growth potential. DEX international M&A acted as advisor to the shareholders of Vitamine&Zo.  ... read more

The European Internet industry: 2015 M&A Report

DEX international M&A contributed to The European Internet industry 2015 study conducted by Globalscope partner CatCap from Germany. Some highlights from the report: After an extraordinarily strong M&A year in 2014, both the number of M&A transactions – 575 deals in 2015 – and deal sizes remained at a high level.

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DEX international M&A advised Facility Trade Group on the acquisition of Dirksen

Facility Trade Group, holding company of Blue Wave and ASP Cleaning Products, has acquired Dirksen. Alex Postma, managing director of Dirksen, will become co-owner and director of Facility Trade Group. Dirksen will continue to operate under its own brand name and its leadership team will remain unchanged. The strategic merger is based on the complementarity of the product portfolio of Dirksen and Blue Wave / ASP Cleaning Products, plus the shared belief that entrepreneurship and efficiency are key success factors for growth. Dirksen is an added value distributor of cleaning products and has a strong expertise in professional work wear and machines. Facility Trade Group is a group of independent suppliers of van cleaning systems, hygiene concepts and hotel supplies, aiming to offer the best integral solutions for customers and end-users. The group realizes total revenues of over € 21 million with 65 employees. DEX international M&A acted as advisor to the shareholders of Facility Trade... read more

DEX international M&A advised IDB Holland on the sale to Advanced Accelerator Applications

DEX international M&A advised IDB Holland on the sale to Advanced Accelerator Applications Advanced Accelerator Applications S.A. from New York (Nasdaq: AAAP), an international specialist in Molecular Nuclear Medicine announced today that it has acquired 100% of the shares of the IDB Group. The IDB Group includes IDB Holland bv, IDB Radiopharmacy bv and Beheermaatschappij Weelde bv and is a leading manufacturer of Lutetium 177 (Lu-177). IDB produces, markets and sells Lu-177 under the brand name LuMark®, and has established this product as the leading brand of Lutetium 177 worldwide. LuMark® is the only Lu-177 product to have received European Marketing Authorization. Acquiring the IDB Group will enable AAA to own the leading global supplier of Lu-177 for Lutathera and build its own Lu-177 manufacturing business. This acquisition strengthens AAA’s leadership position in the European market and is in line with the company’s vertical integration strategy. Stefano Buono, Chief Executive Officer of AAA commented: “We believe that our key product candidate Lutathera has the potential to dramatically shift the treatment paradigm for patients with progressive neuroendocrine tumors and improve the standard of care for this disease. With this shift in treatment, Lu-177 chloride has a significant opportunity to be recognized as an important radiopharmaceutical precursor.” The IDB Group, located in Baarle-Nassau, the Netherlands, is the leading international isotope manufacturer and supplier. The company is active in over 25 countries. Products distributed by IDB include a Ge-68/Ga-68 generator, which is used in state-of-the-art PET peptide imaging such as Somakit. Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA) is a radiopharmaceutical company that develops innovative diagnostic and therapeutic products. AAA’s main focus is in the... read more

Globalscope’s 18th semi-annual conference in Tel Aviv

Globalscope Partners, the international M&A network, is pleased to announce the successful expansion of the network at the 18th Semi-Annual Conference in Tel Aviv. A total of 60 delegates convened at the David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv. The 3 day conference format gave Globalscope members ample time to explore M&A opportunities for their clients, with the agenda dedicated to deal meetings and presentations from PE funds such as FIMI, the leading private equity firm in Israel with more than $2 billion in assets under management, and Jerusalem Venture Partners (“JVP”), one of Israel’s largest and most active venture capital funds.  Additionally, business owners from key areas of interest to Globalscope’s sector groups were invited to present to the group and members then continued discussions in one to one meetings. During the conference, Globalscope welcomed one new member firm: Common Ground Corporate Finance, from Belgium as its 46th member. Common Ground is a strong mid-market M&A firm with sector specialisations in Financial Services, Agriculture, and Private Equity.  Globalscope now has members in 39 countries... read more

DEX international M&A advised Rapida B.V. on the acquisition of Snel B.V.

Rapida B.V. has acquired Snel Industrie voor Karton en Papierveredeling B.V., producer of cardboard packaging products. With 50 years experience, Snel is one of Europe’s largest specialists in the field of assembly and finishing of cardboard packaging products. In the plant in Bemmel (NL), cardboard is being punched, windowed, folded and pasted into all kinds of packaging products. Clients include leading brands from the food and non-food industries in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Rapida aims to accelerate the growth of Snel by introducing new packaging products, performing additional activities and through expansion in Germany. DEX international M&A acted as M&A advisor to Rapida... read more

DEX international M&A advised Trade Holding on the acquisition of ASP Cleaning Products

DEX international M&A advised Trade Holding on the acquisition of ASP Cleaning Products Blue Wave, leading Dutch supplier of cleaning systems, hygiene concepts and hotel supplies, and ASP Cleaning Products, announced that Trade Holding, the parent company of Blue Wave, has acquired ASP Cleaning Products in Zoetermeer. The basis for this strategic acquisition is the complementary assortment and the common belief that entrepreneurship and efficiency are the success factors for growth. Blue Wave and ASP Cleaning Products see benefits for their customers in various areas. Both companies expect an efficiency increase in purchasing and logistics, an improvement of the service performance due to wider assortment and enlarged regional presence. “Beside the synergy benefits, we value ASP as an attractive partner because of their geographic position and their proven service concept. Factors that create direct advantages for our clients”, says Ferry van Sluijters, Managing Director of Blue Wave. Pim Blankert, Managing Director of ASP Cleaning Products, is also very positive about the merger : “We are glad to join a national player with a strong back office without losing regional presence and identity. This aligns well with our ambitions”. DEX international M&A acted as M&A advisor to Trade Holding.      ... read more

Globalscope Partners welcome two new members to their M&A network

Globalscope Partners, the international M&A network, is pleased to announce the successful expansion of the network at the 17th Semi-Annual Conference in Jakarta. A total of 37 delegates from the Globalscope partner base attended the conference, which was held at the newly opened Raffles Hotel in Jakarta. The 5 day conference format incorporated a new segment, co-hosted by KADIN, the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, welcoming numerous local and ASEAN industry leaders to meet with Globalscope delegates to discuss opportunities and to network. Globalscope partners have commented that the access to local markets and direct contact with business owners provided a unique insight into the region, and take away several new opportunities to offer their clients. During the conference, Globalscope welcomed two new member firms, both leading M&A advisors in their respective countries: Impello Management AS, from Norway Tomkins Turner, from Australia Bjørnar Reitan, Partner of Impello Management AS, commented, “We were extremely pleased to attend the Globalscope conference in Jakarta and meet with an established international group of mid-market M&A firms. We are excited to explore the cross-border opportunities within strong Norwegian sectors like oil & gas, energy, aquaculture and high-technology. We also look forward to tight collaboration with our Nordic / Northern-European colleagues”. Todd Grover, Managing Director of Tomkins Turner, commented, “We are delighted to have been accepted as new partners. The professionalism of the Globalscope partners and extensive reach of the network has far exceeded our expectations already. We are really looking forward to doing more cross border transactions with our new partners and believe that our Perth office strategically complements the existing coverage in AsiaPAC.” Michael... read more

The European Internet industry: 2014 M&A Report

DEX international M&A contributed to a study conducted by Globalscope partner CatCap from Germany. Some highlights from the report: 668 transactions, +31% compared to 2013, 27 initial public offerings – the European Internet industry is booming – further consolidation expected. If you are interested in receiving the report, please contact... read more

Globalscope Partners announce a new member in Sweden

Following the recent semi-annual conference in Athens in 2014, Globalscope partners is pleased to announce that ScandCap bv, the M&A specialist in Stockholm, has joined the Globalscope. Johan Frenckner, Managing Partner at ScandCap, commented, “Through Globalscope we increase our global presence across all continents as well as our international industry experience, so we can advise, and support our clients all over the globe”. Michael Moritz, President of Globalscope, commented, “We are extremely pleased to welcome ScandCap to our growing roster of outstanding mid-market M&A Advisory firms. Johan and his team are a great asset to the Globalscope network and we look forward to discussing opportunities when we meet at the next semi-annual conference on 23 March in Jakarta. Globalscope now has 44 firms in 37 countries, with a significant footprint in the major global business hubs.” Please visit our website for a full list of Globalscope’s members and... read more

Globalscope Partners announce merger with Asia M&A Group

At the recent semi-annual conference in Athens, the members of the Globalscope network voted unanimously in favour of a merger with Asia M&A Group. The merger adds 9 key firms in Asia, and boosts the total Globalscope roster to 44 firms in 38 countries. The firms joining Globalscope from Asia M&A Group include: RCS Advisors (India) Pvt. Ltd. – Pune, India a’XYKno Capital Services Ltd. – Mumbai, India Naxel iPartners – Jakarta, Indonesia Kaede Financial Advisory Inc. – Tokyo, Japan H-Partners – Seoul, Korea Stirling Coleman – Singapore Nexus Group – Hanoi, Vietnam Auxesia Holdings – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam MBMG Corporate Solutions Co. Ltd. – Bangkok, Thailand Martijn Peters, Globalscope board member and head of expansion for Globalscope commented, “Our focus for the last 12 months has been to recruit quality M&A firms to join Globalscope. After meeting with several networks to explore the possibility of merging with a like-minded, highly focussed and active group of M&A advisors who share the same values and drive, I am delighted Asia M&A Group has agreed to join forces with Globalscope Partners.” Josh Park, Managing Director of Asia M&A Group, and board member of Globalscope, said, “We immediately recognised the numerous synergies between both networks; our like-minded philosophy, quality of service and innovative approach to meet client’s needs. The merger with Globalscope perfectly complements our existing network and extends our international M&A capability.” Michael Moritz, President of Globalscope, further commented, “It is with great pleasure that we announce the merger of Globalscope and Asia M&A Group. Globalscope now has 44 firms in 38 countries, and a significant footprint in every... read more