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With Sofindev on board, Mabo has found the right partner to further support the company, with respect for its culture and values which the company attaches much value to. With the support of Sofindev, 2 acquisitions were swiftly realised, which on the one hand allowed Mabo to expand its activities to the whole Benelux, and on the other hand added an automation division to the offering in addition to the traditional forklift trucks. Partially thanks to Sofindev, these add-ons were realised and integrated in the group. In addition, Sofindev remains a strategic partner to Mabo in further identifying and analysing organic as well as external growth opportunities, with the objective of becoming the reference for manual and automated material handling solutions. Discover their story.

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Sofindev creates new Sofindev VI fund with € 250 million capital

Diegem, 23 December 2022 – Sofindev, a leading investment company specialized in private equity investments (buy-outs and growth capital) in small and medium-sized enterprises based in the Benelux, is creating a new fund, Sofindev VI, with a capital of € 250 million. The new fund aims to continue Sofindev's strategy of creating meaningful value through reliable partnerships with ambitious entrepreneurs in small and medium-sized companies in the Benelux region. To support the growth of Sofindev and its portfolio companies, the Sofindev team was expanded in recent months and a Dutch partner has been recruited.

Vanrobaeys and Gesibois, specialists in decorative wood panels, join forces with the support of Sofindev

The specialized wholesalers in decorative wood panels, Vanrobaeys and Gesibois, join forces and form a strategic partnership, with support of Sofindev, the majority shareholder of the combined group. The shareholders of Gesibois have reinvested their proceeds in the holding above Vanrobaeys, Wopaco (“Wood Panel Company”), in which they acquire a substantial minority stake, alongside existing shareholders, Jorgen and Peter Vanrobaeys, CEO Nathalie Lagae, and Sofindev. The operational shareholders, Jorgen and Peter Vanrobaeys and Nathalie Lagae on the one hand, and Tom and Mireille Oostendorp on the other hand, each remain responsible for their respective companies Vanrobaeys and Gesibois, together with the management teams of both companies.

Loyals Group strenghtens its service offering wih sixth label Smartranking

SEO agency Smartranking joins Loyals Group, which is a major step forward in the growth ambition of the fastgrowing digital agency group in the Netherlands. With this, Loyals Group strengthens its service offering in digital transformation and brand building with a specialised label in online marketing and can offer improved and extended services to clients. In addition, Loyals Group further expands its presence in the Netherlands geographically with a new branch in Groningen, in addition to existing locations in Mijdrecht, Enschede and Amsterdam.
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