Ardian has agreed to invest in Deli Home, a Dutch provider of timber-based home improvement products. No financial terms were disclosed.
Gorinchem, the Netherlands, April 6, 2021 – Ardian, a world leading private investment house, has signed an agreement to support Deli Home in its international growth plans. Deli Home – “The Digital Carpenter” – is a Dutch made-to-measure manufacturer and distributor of high-quality timber-based home improvement products such as doors, storage and floors and its products are marketed via a combination of do-it-yourself retailers, builders’ merchants and online markets. This transaction marks the first investment in the Netherlands for the Ardian Expansion team. Together with Ardian, Deli Home’s management team will pursue its strategic roadmap to grow the business further and build a pan-European player.
Deli Home is based in Gorinchem, the Netherlands, and has a heritage dating back to 1869. With revenues of more than 340 million Euro and 1,250 employees, the company holds a market leading position in the Benelux. Over the past years, the management team – under the leadership of Victor Aquina (CEO) and Jan-Willem Smits (CFO) – has transformed the company from a distributor to a value-added manufacturer of made-to-measure timber-based home improvement products with a fully integrated digital configurator platform, a broad logistics network and category management capabilities.
Victor Aquina, CEO of Deli Home, said: “We have a clear growth strategy that is focused on two pillars: On the one hand empowering consumers to use digital solutions for facilitating custom home-improvements and on the other hand, further expansion across Europe. Given that two of the key markets we want to address are France and Germany, Ardian with its strong European footprint and network is an ideal partner for us. The Ardian team has impressed us with their deep understanding of the market and will provide valuable insights from its expertise. We look forward to capitalizing on this opportunity and growing the business to reach its full potential.”
Dirk Wittneben, Head of Ardian Expansion Germany, added: “Deli Home has a strong and seasoned management team that has built a convincing growth platform with a proven M&A track record, as underpinned by the acquisitions of Numdata and Weekamp Deuren. We see significant growth potential through further buy & build and expanding the company’s footprint outside of the Benelux. We look forward to working in partnership with management and supporting the company on its growth path.”
The transaction remains subject to the authorization by the competition authorities. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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