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Unica has agreed to acquire the Dutch fire & gas business unit from Dräger

Unica, one of the largest providers of technical services in the Netherlands, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of Dräger's Dutch fire & gas business unit. With this acquisition, Unica strengthens its fire safety portfolio. The acquisition of the specialist in fire and gas detection and fire extinguishing materials results in a deepening and expansion of Unica’s fire safety cluster, a leading player in integrated fire safety solutions with 450 specialists.

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. Unica translates the needs and wishes of its clients into bespoke high-quality solutions that contribute to functional, healthy and safe living and working environments. With an effective network of nine business clusters and over 3,700 employees, Unica is one of the largest technical service providers in the Netherlands. Its business clusters include building projects, building services, fire safety, access and security, building intelligence, energy solutions, ICT solutions, industry solutions and data centers.

Dräger’s fire & gas business unit is a leading player in the field of fire and gas detection projects and maintenance in the Netherlands, employing approximately 120 employees. It focuses on the sale, design and commissioning of large-scale fire, gas detection and evacuation systems in the utility market, such as hotels, offices, warehouses, museums, government buildings, parking garages, schools, nursing homes, shopping centers and hospitals. The business unit also provides service and maintenance of these systems as well as the supply and maintenance of fire extinguishing materials and emergency lighting.

Dräger’s fire & gas business unit is part of Dräger Nederland B.V., ultimately owned by publicly listed company Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA.

Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to Unica. This transaction emphasizes our strong track record and expertise in the technical services and fire safety sectors.

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“This acquisition allows Unica to provide customers with complete fire protection services with even greater depth. Due to stricter laws and regulations, there is a growing demand for fire safety solutions. It is also attractive that Dräger’s fire & gas business unit is at the forefront of the digitalization of the business model and is excellently positioned for further innovations and digital service models. This fits very well with Unica’s innovation strategy and digital focus.”

John Quist

CEO, Unica

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 Arjen  Kostelijk

Arjen Kostelijk

Partner
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oaklins Netherlands
 Koen  Bodewes

Koen Bodewes

Associate
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oaklins Netherlands

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