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Arcola acquires Straatweg Group

By 25 October 2023November 7th, 2023No Comments

YES Corporate Finance supports Arcola in raising acquisition financing for the acquisition of Straatweg Group.


Arcola, an independent private equity firm, invests in SMEs in the Benelux region. They focus on growing companies with strong market positions in industries such as industry, business services, and technology.

Straatweg Group

Straatweg Group has specialized in developing packaging and plastic components for the medical and industrial markets since 2002. The company consists of four brands operating under Straatweg Group since 2019: Orange Plastics, Qbig Packaging, R2S, and IBC Store. By combining its various services and products, the company offers flexibility to its customers. The company stands out by focusing on specialized high mix low volume products.

Orange Plastics

Orange Plastics specializes in high mix low volume plastic components and has a cleanroom for assembling products for the medical and food industries, using scalable and sustainable products, and managing the entire process from design to logistics. Orange Plastics closely collaborates with R2S, which focuses on collecting and processing used plastic.

Qbig Packaging

Qbig Packaging focuses on developing and producing fitments and linings for packaging. The company has its in-house production facility (FaQtory) and uses patented technologies to produce custom-made products in a short time.

IBC Store

IBC Store sells complete bag-in-box systems, consisting of cardboard boxes, linings, and fitments. The company offers various containers designed to replace standard plastic containers.

Role of YES Corporate Finance

YES Corporate Finance acted as the Debt Advisor for Arcola. The following activities were successfully carried out:

  • Preparation of a Financing Memorandum
  • Identifying and selecting the most suitable financier and negotiating the best financing terms
  • Organizing management presentations and site visits
  • Negotiating the financing documentation up to Signing and Closing.
Get in touch with the deal team

Vincent Hafkamp

Vincent Hafkamp (1975) started as partner at YES Corporate Finance in September 2022. He has over 20 years of experience in M&A, business valuations and financing. Vincent was formerly active at Gilde Equity Management, ING Bank, KPMG Corporate Finance, and RiverBank. At Riverbank, Vincent was responsible for gaining foothold in The Netherlands. His broad experience allows him to advise a wide array of clients with different financial problems.

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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.

Maaike Hoogerwerf

Maaike Hoogerwerf (2000) started in April 2023 as analyst at Yes Corporate Finance in Rotterdam. Maaike has obtained her Bachelor in International Business and Management at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences followed by a Master in Financial Management at Nyenrode Business University. Besides different internships in the Netherlands and Los Angeles, Maaike has five years (part-time) of experience as financial assistant at an electrotechnical wholesaler. Furthermore, she gained experience as secretary in the board of her student association.