On June 30, 2015 Blue Capital Management was able to close 2 landmark M&A-transactions concerning non-performing and non-core assets in France. Both entities were subsidiaries of Dutch based international operating Groups.
These transactions were highly complex in an international setting, challenging given deteriorating market circumstances in combination with financial distress and very important, both in terms of deliverables and timing, for our clients involved.
One transaction concerns the sale of the vast majority of a French company, private equity held, specialised in waterway transportation on the Rhine basin. Late 2014 Blue Capital Management performed a quick scan, which formed the basis for this M&A transaction. Didier Simons was appointed as the lead advisor and was able to close the transaction June 30, successfully for all stakeholders involved, as illustrated by the following quote of the group CEO: "Congratulations, this deal is almost a miracle".
The other transaction was the closure of the divestment of Grontmij France. Blue Capital Management was from early 2014 involved as lead advisor for Grontmij NV for this transaction, which has led to the successful sale of Parera as announced on April 1st 2015 and the announcement on June 30th 2015 with respect to the sale of the remaining Grontmij French activities. We combined operational, financial and interim management capabilities and worked with local management as an integrated team to successfully divest Grontmij France. On this project Henk Roerdink and Klaas Wagenaar were involved.
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- July 3 2015