Cross border m&a deals done in the Dutch market

Corporate Finance in Europe is involved in cross border m&a (mergers & acquisitions). As The Netherlands is one of the countries in which we have large m&a experience we show some cross border deals here. When a company is sold the best price can often be achieved by looking for buyers in various countries. Cross border m&a services are not only for large multinationals, but also for companies with a value from 2 million till 100 million.

2013 Cross Border M&A Deal in the Netherlands

Constellation Software has acquired Total Specific Solutions from the Netherlands for a total purchase price of approximately €240 million. Annual gross revenues of TSS are approximately €174 million and total tangible assets at December 31, 2012 were approximately €71 million.  TSS employs approximately 1,400 employees. The purchase price is approximately 2.65 times TSS’s 2013 forecast Net Maintenance Revenues.

TSS is the largest vertical market software (“VMS”) business based in the Netherlands focusing on the healthcare, with offerings for the general practitioner, pharmacy, long term care, mental care, property tax, and civil affairs markets. It also owns several non-VMS businesses, primarily involved in information technology services.  TSS will form a new Operating Group within Constellation.

Acquirer

 

Constellation Software

Country Acquirer

flag Canada

Canada

Target

 

Total Specific Solutions (TSS)

Country target

flag Netherlands

Netherlands

Purchase price

 

€240 million

% Sold

 

100%

Industry

 

Healthcare software

2012 Dutch M&A Deal in IT Data Recovery

Stellar Information Systems Ltd., acquires Yodata Datarecovery.

Stellar, a global company in Data Recovery acquires YoData, a Data Recovery Company of Netherlands. Stellar Data Recovery is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization that specializes in Phoenix Data recovery Tools, Disk utilities and in-lab Data Recovery Services.

Yodata Data recovery is a data recovery company in the Netherlands.


Acquirer

 

Stellar

Country Acquirer

flag Australia

Australia

Target

 

Yodata

Country target

flag Netherlands

Netherlands

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

% Sold

 

Majority

Industry

 

ICT Data recovery

2012 Cross Border M&A Deal

Safic-Alcan buys Necarbo, a Dutch specialist in additives for the coatings and inks industry. Safic-Alcan, an international distribution group of chemical specialties, acquired Necarbo, a Dutch-based chemical distributor belonging to the PPG group. This Netherlands-based company was formally owned by PPG Industries and specializes in chemicals and additives for the coatings, inks and water treatment industries. Necarbo, employs 48 people and reported sales of EUR 60 million in 2011.The company portfolio includes synthetic resin and pigment preparations. This acquisition will strengthen Safic-Alcan's position within the coatings & inks industry, specifically within Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Malaysia and the Middle East.

Acquirer

 

Safic-Alcan

Country Acquirer

Flag France

France

Target

 

Necarbo

Country target

flag Netherlands

Netherlands

Revenue target

 

60m €

Industry

 

Specialty chemical distribution

2012 Dutch distribution company does acquisition in Italy

IMCD Group acquires the Italian distributor of speciality food ingredients Nutrivis srl. Food and Nutrition is one of the focus market segments for the IMCD Group. IMCD is mainly active in Bakery, Beverages, Confectionery, Dairy, Edible oils and fats, Fruits and vegetables, Nutrition, Savoury, Food ingredient manufacturers and Animal nutrition.

Nutrivis' broad speciality food ingredients portfolio will significantly enhance IMCD’s current offering to the market. “Nutrivis brings extensive experience in the Italian speciality Food & Ingredients market. The company's portfolio from international suppliers and its 250-strong customer base offer synergistic opportunities to the IMCD Group,” said Gabriele Bonomi, Managing Director IMCD Italia.
IMCD Group B.V. is a leading company in sales, marketing and distribution of specialty chemicals and food ingredients. Headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, IMCD has a turnover of € 1.1 billion and employs about 1100 professionals in 35 countries.

Acquirer

 

IMCD Group

Country Acquirer

flag Netherlands

Netherlands

Target

 

Nutrivis srl

Country target

flag Italy

Italy

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Specialty chemical food distribution

2011 M&A transaction Dutch company in the UK

Barentz has acquired Forum Products Ltd (United Kingdom). Forum Products Limited was founded in 1981. Forum’s Head Office is based in the UK and it has 2 international offices in Ireland and India. With a turnover of about 90 Mio Euro, Forum focuses on life- science ingredients and operates in the following business areas: pharmaceutical and fine chemicals, animal nutrition, animal health, food ingredients and functional foods and supplements.

The Barentz Group is a privately owned company founded in 1953 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Today Barentz has a leading Pan European position distributing ingredients and additives for the food, pharmaceutical & cosmetic, chemical and animal nutrition industries. The group has built long term relationships with worldwide suppliers and European producers.

By this acquisition Barentz will expand its market presence in the UK adding a strong ingredient distributor position in the pharmaceutical, food and animal nutrition markets to its current business. In addition to this expanded UK position, Barentz will further develop its knowledge in the life-science markets. This acquisition fits Barentz’ strategy to become a pan-European leader in the distribution of specialty ingredients.

Acquirer

 

Barentz

Country Acquirer

flag Netherlands

Netherlands

Target

 

Forum Products

Country target

flag United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Revenue target

 

90m €

Industry

 

Chemical specialty ingredients distribution

2008 

Acquirer

 

Safran

Country Acquirer

 France-flag

France

Target

 

Sdu-Identification BV

Country target

 Netherlands-flag

The Netherlands

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Secure identification documents

2008

Acquirer

 

Nefab

Country Acquirer

Sweden-flag

Sweden

Target

 

Bijl BV

Country target

 Netherlands-flag

The Netherlands

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Packaging

2008

Acquirer

 

Equinix Inc.

Country Acquirer

 United States-flag

United States

Target

 

Virtu Secure Webservices B.V.

Country target

 Netherlands-flag

The Netherlands

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

The Netherlands

2008

Acquirer

 

Business & Decision

Country Acquirer

 France-flag

France

Target

 

BNV Group

Country target

 Netherlands-flag

The Netherlands

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

IT services

2008

Acquirer

 

Royal Philips Electronic

Country Acquirer

 Netherlands-flag

The Netherlands

Target

 

Genlyte Group Inc.

Country target

 United States-flag

United States

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

Electronics

2004

Acquirer

 

eBay

Country Acquirer

 United States-flag

United States

Target

 

Marktplaats

Country target

 Netherlands-flag

The Netherlands

Purchase price

 

Undisclosed

Industry

 

E-commerce