Netherlands-based Stichting Panteia, shareholder of Panteia, has sold a 90% stake in the company to management, employees and two non-disclosed strategic parties. Financial details have not been made public.
Panteia is an independent research company covering specific fields of research including policy, economic, market and transportation research, as well as research-based consultancy. The company’s market has been subject to substantial austerity measures in recent years. Furthermore, digitization changes the market dynamics which requires a more data-driven business model. Panteia recognized several opportunities within this changing market but lacked the financial recourses to make the required investments.
Ton Geerts, CEO of Panteia, comments: “Within one week the required capital was raised from management and employees. Together with the recovering market, this transaction offers Panteia the opportunity to invest in the future and to extend her service range and increase quality."
Stichting Panteia is a non-profit association whose only activity is to hold Panteia's shares.
Oaklins' small cap advisory team in the Netherlands advised the seller in this transaction. The team was engaged to find a strategic buyer for Panteia. However, due to difficult market circumstances, current trading was lower than expected and parties which were interested declined in the end. Ultimately, management and employees acquired a stake in the company. Our team assisted the overall coordination and transaction documentation.
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