Waterland Private Equity ("Waterland") has acquired a majority stake in the Duvenbeck Group. With 6000 employees, in 33 locations across eight countries, and an annual turnover of over EUR 700 million, Duvenbeck is one of the leading providers of transport and logistics solutions in Europe. By joining forces, Duvenbeck will be able to accelerate its ambitious development plans by focusing on international expansion, increasing its customer offering and pursuing strategic buy-and-build opportunities.
The previous sole owner Thomas Duvenbeck will remain in the company as a significant shareholder and will continue to support the group in its strategic development.
MCF, alongside its Senior Adviser Cornelius Geber, acted as adviser to Thomas Duvenbeck and facilitated the transaction through its proven logistics sector expertise. This transaction demonstrates MCF's ability to resolve the succession of founder-managed companies towards institutional ownership as well as its capability to seamlessly execute transactions involving private equity investment firms.