Aurelius Capital
  • Third strategic add-on acquisition for BMC Benelux
  • Strong fit to the BMC network, strengthening the position in East Flanders

Munich, February 14, 2023 – AURELIUS Equity Opportunities announces the add-on acquisition of Botha’s builders’ merchant activities to BMC Benelux, a leading Belgian building materials merchant. Botha’s single site will complement BMC Benelux’s branch network across West and North Belgium.

After successfully completing the Vandevoorde transaction in December of last year, the acquisition of the Botha site in Aalter further strengthens BMC Benelux’ position in East Flanders by making an entrance into the Ghent region. Botha has a strong position in the Aalter region, on which BMC Benelux will build to further grow the business after integration into its network. The site will trade under the YouBuild brand going forward and is expected to bring substantial operational and commercial synergies. This acquisition proves strong momentum in BMC Benelux’s ongoing buy-and-build strategy.

BMC Benelux is one of the leading companies in a large Belgian market that remains highly fragmented. Operating the two brand names YouBuild and Mpro, BMC Benelux primarily targets small and medium-sized professional customers in the construction industry. The chain of merchanting locations has a dense branch network throughout the country, a wide product range and excellent services, such as delivery, cutting and rental of specialty tools. BMC Benelux has been part of AURELIUS since October 2019.

Botha is a family-run building materials supplier headquartered in Aalter.

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