Mergers & Acquisitions

BB Retail acquires Big Bazar

By 27 October 2021December 11th, 2023No Comments

The acquisition process went smooth due to the professional approach of YES. The teamwork and the goal-oriented approach made this process efficient. I am very grateful for their help

Jerke Kooistra (shareholder Big Bazar)

About Big Bazar

Big Bazar B.V., founded in 2007, was part of Mirage Retail Group (“MRG), Blokker’s parent company. The company is active in the Netherlands and Belgium with 135 stores and has a turnover of approximately € 120 million with more than 1700 employees.

The budget chain mainly focuses on physical stores. They offer a wide range of products, is often renewed, changes quickly and includes cleaning and household supplies, drugstore and personal care items, toys, hobby and craft supplies, animal items, bicycle accessories but also decoration, candy and chocolate. More info:

About BB Retail

BB retail is a trading company with a lot of expertise in the field of purchasing and discount. For more than fifty years, the van Kooistra family has had a flourishing trade in leftovers, production surpluses and stocks from bankruptcies. The acquisition of Big Bazar by BB retail provides access to new partnerships and purchasing channels that help to further expand the formula’s distinctive character.

Role YES Corporate Finance

YES Corporate Finance acted as advisor to BB retail in the acquisition of Big Bazar.

Managing Partner

Arjan Boonekamp

Arjan Boonekamp (1970) is managing partner at YES Corporate Finance and has over 20 years of corporate finance experience, including extensive experience in selling SME companies, mergers & acquisitions and (growth) financing. Arjan is an experienced dealmaker in the Mid Market range.

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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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