Mergers & Acquisitions

A1 Electronics joins Metis Group

By 27 March 2024No Comments

YES Corporate Finance (“YES CF”) advised Strukton on the sale of its subsidiary A1 Electronics to Metis Group, a group of portfolio companies of Gimv.

About A1 Electronics

Established in 2001, A1 Electronics has developed into a one-stop provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS). The Company specializes in assembling printed circuit boards and integrated finalized products. Its capabilities include SMT, THT, cable assembly, box-build, testing, potting, logistics and lifecycle management services.

A1 Electronics distinguishes itself through its seamless integration of quality and delivery performance. Its commitment to excellence begins with qualified and skilled personnel, supported by a state-of-the-art machine park that adheres to the latest industry guidelines and certifications. The company has demonstrated its commitment to social responsibility, notably through its subsidiary Buca Electronics, which exclusively employs individuals with a distance to the labor market. More information: https://www.a1electronics.nl 

Rudy Oude Vrielink, Managing Director of A1: 

“We are excited to join Metis Group and are pleased to have found a partner that endorses our philosophy and enables us to provide even more added value to our customers. We look forward to the collaboration with Metis”.

Reinier Beltman, CEO of Metis Group: 

“Following the launch of the Metis Group earlier this year, we are excited to welcome A1 Electronics to the Group. With over 23 years of experience, A1 Electronics is a very valuable addition. Joining forces will accelerate our joint growth path. We are looking forward to work with Rob, Rudy, Lamber and the team”.

About Metis Group

Metis Group is a group of electronics companies that provide development, manufacturing and product life cycle management services to customers in a variety of markets. With a combined revenue of well over EUR 130M+ and a strong and committed workforce of 500+ employees across multiple locations in the Netherlands including Eindhoven, Veendam, Drachten and Almelo; Metis Group is ready to support its partners with high-tech electronics solutions. More information: https://metis-group.nl 

About Strukton

Strukton is a leading Dutch company specialized in infrastructure and real estate projects, with a focus on sustainability and innovation. The company built a strong reputation for its technical expertise and reliability. Offering a wide range of services including engineering, construction, maintenance, and asset management, Strukton plays a crucial role in the development and maintenance of roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, and other vital infrastructure projects worldwide. More information: https://strukton.com/ 

Role YES Corporate Finance 

YES Corporate Finance advised and assisted Strukton throughout the sale process. The services provided by YES CF included:

  • Drafting an Information Memorandum
  • Identifying potential buyers domestically and internationally
  • Coordinating the due diligence process
  • Structuring the deal
  • Negotiating the sale price and terms (including the LOI and SPA/purchase/sale agreement)

 

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Partner

Vincent Hafkamp

Vincent Hafkamp (1975) is partner bij YES Corporate Finance en heeft meer dan 20 jaar ervaring in overname- en financieringsvraagstukken en bedrijfswaarderingen. Hij heeft ervaring opgedaan bij o.a. Gilde Equity management, ING Bank, KPMG Corporate Finance en RiverBank. In de laatste 6 jaar is hij verantwoordelijk geweest voor de start en uitbouw van RiverBank in Nederland, een innovatieve financier voor het MKB. Zijn brede ervaring  geeft hem de mogelijkheid om van diverse kanten financiele vraagstukken te benaderen en een passende oplossingen te vinden.
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Eric Koelmans

Eric Koelmans (1994) joined YES Corporate Finance in 2019 and is currently an associate. Eric holds a Bachelor in Business Economics with a specialization in Financing and Organization and a Master of Corporate Finance from the University of Amsterdam. Eric has gained experience at YES Corporate Finance as an intern after obtaining his Bachelor degree in 2018.
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Maaike Hoogerwerf

Maaike Hoogerwerf (2000) is in april 2023 begonnen als analist bij YES Corporate Finance in Rotterdam. Zij heeft haar Bachelor in International Business and Management afgerond, gevolgd door een Master in Financial Management aan Nyenrode Business Universiteit. Naast verschillende stages in zowel Nederland als in Los Angeles, heeft Maaike naast haar studie vijf jaar lang gewerkt als financieel medewerker bij een elektrotechnische groothandel.
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