International food logistics expert joins forces with private equity investor

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Sitra Group, one of Europe’s most prominent food logistics experts, offering tailored and flexible logistic and supply chain solutions to its clients, has joined forces with Creafund, a Belgian private equity investor operating since early 2001 and focusing on growth financing as well as buy-out capital.

Sitra manages the ingredient and product flows of Europe’s major blue chip food producers throughout the value chain. It is active as a one-stop-shop solution provider, offering food transport solutions and added-value services such as storage on wheels, cross docking and truck cleaning.

Oaklins guided us and our team throughout the process and advised us on the various aspects and transaction structure involved in finding the right partner for Sitra. Their financial expertise, market understanding and process management were instrumental in providing us comfort and support, but also helped us to stay on top of things and focus on what matters. DAVID AND NICOLAS SAELENS, SHAREHOLDERS, SITRA GROUP, BELGIUM

Oaklins played a key role in finding the right partner

Oaklins’ team in Belgium acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the shareholders of Sitra. The team gained a thorough understanding of the business through a comprehensive preparation stage. This enabled them to position Sitra as a trusted premium food logistics provider with highly differentiated customer propositions, all underpinned by robust financial and market fundamentals.

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