The management of Keesing has successfully invested in the company alongside BC Partners
The management team of Keesing Media Group B.V. has invested alongside BC Partners in the acquisition of the company from Ergon Capital and Mediahuis.
Keesing is Europe’s leading company in developing and publishing puzzle content. The company was founded in the Netherlands over 100 years ago and currently has a presence in over 40 countries. It offers games in both printed and digital format to consumers who want to entertain themselves and challenge their brain. Keesing is the market leader in countries such as France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Spain. International brands include Denksport, Sport Cérébral and Megastar.
Founded in 1986, BC Partners is an investment firm investing in larger businesses in Europe and North America, through offices in London, Hamburg and New York. BC Partners currently invests from its tenth private equity fund.
Ergon Capital is a mid-market private equity firm that operates from six different locations. The firm focuses on investments in the Benelux, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. It was founded in 2005 in Belgium and is currently investing out of its fourth fund.
Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands acted as financial advisor to the management of Keesing in this transaction.
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