Calpam / Varo
VARO Energy (VARO) has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in SMD Beheer BV, including all of the business activities of Calpam BV. (together Calpam).
The closing of this transaction is anticipated to take place at the end of October 2019, subject to the approval of the Dutch competition authorities.
Calpam owns and operates a 9.000cbm terminal in Gorinchem and 19 retail service stations in the central part of the Netherlands and is furthermore active in the wholesale of fuels, home base fuel deliveries within different market segments and distribution of lubricants.
VARO Energy refines, stores and distributes oil products for the North West European market. The company owns a refinery in Cressier, Switzerland, a minority share in the Bayernoil refinery, Southern Germany, storage facilities, distribution and marketing businesses in Benelux, France, Germany and Switzerland
Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands acted as lead advisor to the seller in this transaction.
“Over the past 60 years we are proud to have built a market leading business. We are now delighted that in Safe Fleet we have found a great home for our business to continue to grow, innovate and support both our employees and customers.
Our advisor Joe Stelzer at finnCap Cavendish tirelessly assisted us through the process and was on hand at each and every step of the journey.”
“This transaction is a hugely significant milestone in KMP’s development, strongly positioning the business for its next phase of growth, allowing us to extrapolate our already strong global reach with opportunities for economies of scale across complementary brands and products.
I am grateful for the invaluable advice, support and guidance provided by Joe Stelzer and his team throughout the process.”
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“The completion of the Nactis deal took years, from beginning to completion, for many reasons that were mostly out of our control. Oaklins’ team in Italy accompanied us in this process – from the initial contact to closing – with professionalism, patience and many proactive proposals. Without their cooperation, the deal would never have happened.”
“We chose Oaklins to assist us in this project because they are the most experienced corporate finance advisor in the horticulture sector and at the same time have a local and experienced team in Belgium. By operating as one team, they offered us the best of both worlds.”
“Oaklins was the right partner to professionally manage the process. They assembled an experienced team who carefully took into consideration the preferences of a family-owned business. At every step along the way, we enjoyed working together with Oaklins’ team in the Netherlands, who showed great persistence to make this transaction a success.”
“For us who founded the company and managed it during its 30 years of existence, Oaklins was the perfect partner for our sale. The team planned and executed our process, supported and guided us through the whole process. The combination of industry insight, professional craftsmanship and uncompromising dedication, made it a valuable contribution from an owner’s perspective.”
“The Cavendish Team, led by Alistair and Mike, did a fantastic job managing the process, providing valuable advice and identifying Arbuthnot as the right partner for the business. It was a pleasure working together and we are pleased to have achieved a brilliant outcome for the company.”
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“When we launched the M&A process with the Oaklins German team in the spring of 2018, it was important to us from the start to find a new majority shareholder who is familiar with our industry and who ensures that our employees will have a long-term future in Fraureuth. We are very proud of what we have achieved with our loyal and valued employees over the past 25 years. We believe to have found an ideal partner and are looking forward to working with Avedon.”
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