Aurelius Capital
  • Second strategic add-on acquisition for BMC Benelux in 2022
  • Strengthening of BMC´s market coverage in Belgium

Munich, November 25, 2022 – AURELIUS Equity Opportunities announces the second strategic add-on acquisition for BMC Benelux, a leading Belgian building materials merchant operating the two brands in the B2B sector (Youbuild and Mpro). BMC Benelux acquires the family-owned builders’ merchant Vandevoorde Bouwmaterialen NV.

The acquisition will enhance BMC Benelux´s customer service and better align the company with its supplier partners. Furthermore, Vandevoorde will contribute to the development of the BMC Benelux national network and expand the company´s footprint in the Belgium region of East and West Flanders. The site will be developed to a new hub for the Youbuild network. With approximately 90 % of Vandevoorde´s customers being B2B-professionals, the firm is well-positioned to support BMC Benelux’s growth strategy.

BMC Benelux is one of the top five players in a large market that remains highly fragmented. Operating two brand names: YouBuild and Mpro, BMC Benelux primarily targets small and medium-sized professional customers in the construction industry. The retail chain has a dense branch network throughout Belgium, 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.

Vandevoorde Bouwmaterialen is a building materials merchant based in Wortegem—Petegem. The company offers a site with approximately 19,000 m2, a showroom and four trucks.

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