Mr. Mathias van Roij stays on as CEO and substantial shareholder Dordrecht/Utrecht/’s-Hertogenbosch – Funds advised by Gilde Buy Out Partners (“Gilde”) announced the acquisition of Elcee Group B.V. (“Elcee” or “The Company”), a leading supplier of engineered industrial parts, from TransEquity Network (“TransEquity”) and Mr. M.A.J. van Roij. Completion of the transaction is anticipated to take place in July, subject to clearance of the relevant competition authorities. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.
Elcee, with turnover of approximately €100 Mio., has developed from being a purely Dutch player into a pan-European industrial supplier through an active buy-and-build strategy. Recent acquisitions include the acquisitions of Gildemeister a+f Components (Germany), Global Suplliers (Belgium) and Global Supplier Group (the Nordics and Poland). As the new reference shareholder, Gilde will further support the Company’s acquisitive growth strategy.
Commenting on the sale, Mathias van Roij, the Company CEO, says:
“I am grateful to all at Elcee and TransEquity for their contribution and support over the years and for putting the Company on its recent growth path. Meanwhile, Elcee’s Management and I are excited to continue and accelerate our growth strategy with a new partner and believe the transaction will allow the Company to fulfill its international ambitions.”
Tom Muizers, partner at Gilde:
“Elcee presents us with an attractive opportunity to invest in a leading player in the European industrial components market. With its focus on the West- and North-European market, Elcee is at the sweetspot of Gilde’s geographical focus, and we are excited to support the Company’s growth across Europe.”
Jurgen van Olphen, founding partner at TransEquity:
“Elcee has realized spectacular growth in recent years, due to the continuous effort of Mathias van Roij and the broader management team. We are convinced that Elcee has found an excellent partner in Gilde to continue the international expansion.” Read more at: http://gilde.com/news/2018/gilde-buy-out-partners-and-management-acquire-elcee-group-from-transequity-network