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Belgian leader in maintenance of professional clothing Scaldis acquired by French group Elis

The private shareholders of Scaldis have sold 100% of their shares to French-listed group Elis SA.

Scaldis is the Belgian market leader in the rental, sale and maintenance of professional clothing. It operates via three dedicated divisions: industrial clothing, cleanroom and high-care and anti-dust carpets. From locations in Péruwelz (Belgium) and Lyon (France), the company serves a variety of clients, including global pharmaceutical and industrial corporates. Scaldis operates as a one-stop-shop and its products and services cover the full scope of its clients’ needs. Over the last 50 years, supported by two generations of the Vanneste family, the company has evolved from a local industrial laundry to a leading specialist service provider.

Elis is an international multi-service provider of textile, hygiene and facilities solutions, generating over US$3.5 billion of sales in 2019. The company is listed on the Euronext Paris. The group operates in Europe and Latin America and is the market leader in most of the 28 countries in which its services are offered. Elis has 440 production and service sites, employing a total of 45,000 professionals. Its clients include public authorities and small and large international commercial organizations in all sectors.

Oaklins’ team in Belgium acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholders of Scaldis in this transaction.

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“The Oaklins team has proven to be a trustworthy partner, offering an excellent service, tailored to our needs. They were fully committed to supporting us as entrepreneurs in obtaining the best outcome in all aspects of this deal. During difficult times and in a complex setting, they were able to leverage their expertise and demonstrated a goal-oriented approach towards a successful closing and were willing to go the extra mile.”

Vincent Vanneste

Shareholder and Managing Director, Scaldis

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 Thomas  Roelens

Thomas Roelens

Managing Director
Brussels, Belgium
Oaklins KBC Securities
 Alexander  Gryson

Alexander Gryson

Director
Brussels, Belgium
Oaklins KBC Securities
 Nicolas  Ockier

Nicolas Ockier

Senior Associate
Brussels, Belgium
Oaklins KBC Securities

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