Case Study

Erasmus Antiquariaat en Boek has been acquired by Dawson Books Ltd.

Tschenett Beheer B.V., based in the Netherlands, has sold Erasmus Antiquariaat en Boek to Dawson Books Ltd.

Erasmus Antiquariaat en Boek is a supplier of high quality books and journals to academic libraries and government institutions across Northern Europe, located in Amsterdam and Paris.

Dawson Books Ltd., part of the Bertrams Group, is Europe’s largest supplier of academic books, ebooks, shelf ready services and information systems to the University and FE markets. As one of the world’s principal academic and professional library suppliers, Dawson Books is at the forefront of technical innovation in book supply to academic, professional and research institutions. The Bertrams Group is part of Smiths News PLC.

The seller was assisted by a lawyer but did not feel comfortable enough to close the deal without the assistance of a renowned M&A advisory firm. Therefore, he requested Oaklins' team in the Netherlands to assist during the SPA negotiations phase of the transaction.

Tombstone image for Erasmus Antiquariaat en Boek has been acquired by Dawson Books Ltd.

KEY DEAL CONTACTS

Adse de Kock

Netherlands

Partner

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Oscar van Leeuwen

Netherlands

Director

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