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With increased trade across borders and more access to data than ever before, large companies in many industries are constantly improving work processes and expanding their offerings. For you, as a business support service, that means evolving to keep up with your customers. Guidance from our M&A specialists within the industry, providing you with M&A, growth equity and ECM, debt advisory and corporate finance services, can help you acquire the right capabilities or consolidate to extend and complete your service portfolio.

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CAG Groep has been acquired by SOCOTEC Group
Private Equity | Business Support Services

CAG Groep has been acquired by SOCOTEC Group

CAG Groep (CAG), the Dutch market leader of testing, inspection and certification (TIC) services for the water safety, energy optimization and building safety industry, has been acquired by SOCOTEC Group (SOCOTEC). By joining forces, CAG and SOCOTEC will be able to further expand on the company’s strategy and vision towards safe and sustainable buildings. SOCOTEC acquires the majority shares of Gate Invest, the investment fund of the Vermaat family, which hereby finalizes its investment in CAG.

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Hartmanns A/S has been acquired by Actief Group
Private Equity | Business Support Services

Hartmanns A/S has been acquired by Actief Group

The partnership with Hartmanns enables Actief Group to enter the Danish market and add a strong complementary company with a solid client base to its activities. Hartmanns and Actief have a similar strategy which is focused on a local-for-local approach, thereby providing high-value services to its clients. With this acquisition, Actief Group follows its growth strategy of the past couple of years, focused on achieving above market organic growth complemented with strategic add-on acquisitions.

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Advipro has been acquired by Normec
Private Equity | Business Support Services

Advipro has been acquired by Normec

Pentahold, an independent Belgian private equity firm, has sold Advipro to Normec.

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“We are proud to have found an international strategic partner for CAG, which will not only allow CAG to continue its growth but also provides a safe home to the organization and its people. Together with the management, we have significantly grown the business over the last five years, both organically as well as through four add-on acquisitions. This exit is the first one for Gate and shows why we started in the first place: to support entrepreneurs, management teams and organizations towards their next growth phase.”

Paul Vermaat

Founder of Gate Invest and majority shareholder of CAG Groep

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