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Unica has acquired Fire Safety Holding

Unica, one of the largest providers of technical services in the Netherlands, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Fire Safety Holding.

Unica is the leading all-round technical service provider in the Netherlands and is a trendsetter in sustainable innovations that solve all issues in the area of technology in the built environment. Examples include solutions in the fields of systems technology, energy, ICT, internet of things (IoT) and smart buildings that contribute to functional, healthy and safe living and working environments. Unica translates the needs and wishes of its clients into bespoke high-quality solutions and has an effective network of nine business clusters and over 3,000 employees. Its business clusters include building projects, building services, fire safety, access and security, building intelligence, energy solutions, ICT solutions, industry solutions and datacenters.

Gerco and Applicom, the main labels of Fire Safety Holding, are the Dutch market leaders in the passive fire safety market. The companies provide an extensive range of integrated passive fire safety solutions, ranging from inspection and advice, to the management and maintenance of the installed solutions, which are all in line with strict certification requirements and fully tailored to the needs of their clients. The supporting companies Red Profs and FSP are also part of Fire Safety Holding.

Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands acted as the exclusive buy-side M&A advisor to Unica.

M&A buy-side
“Gerco and Applicom’s focus on passive fire safety complements Unica’s active fire safety activities. The combination of their services with our portfolio ensures an even stronger and distinctive position in the fire safety market. Oaklins supported us in this transaction and their professionalism and strategic advice allowed us to continuously be one step ahead in the process.”

John Quist

CEO, Unica

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 Arjen  Kostelijk

Arjen Kostelijk


Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oaklins Netherlands

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