Mergers & Acquisitions

De Comafin Groep enters into a partnership with Nobel Capital Partners

By 5 December 2023No Comments

YES CF supported us from the beginning to the end, from carefully drafting the information memorandum, selecting the right parties, to coordinating the due diligence. Their constant availability and expert guidance resulted in a successful process with a partnership with Nobel Capital as the end result."

Hugo EijkelkampDe Comafin Groep

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YES Corporate Finance (“YES CF”) advised the shareholders of de Comafin Groep (“Comafin”) in attracting Nobel Capital Partners as a new shareholder. The current directors and shareholders will remain actively involved under the leadership of Hugo Eijkelkamp.

About Comafin

Founded in 2004, the Comafin Group operates with a team of 35 people based in Goor. Through 200 stores under the brands Aanhuis.nl, Aanhuis.be, Thuisin, and de Woonspecialist, de Comafin Groep indirectly serves consumers in the Benelux. Advice and service are of utmost importance, providing consumers with comprehensive support for their home furnishings.

https://comafin.nl/

“The decision to collaborate with Nobel Capital Partners stems from our ambition to continue and expand the strong growth of de Comafin Groep in recent years in the Netherlands and abroad,” says Hugo Eijkelkamp. “The collaboration allows us to further professionalize the company and enhance our distinctive marketing capabilities. In choosing Nobel Capital Partners, the personal approach and shared vision on franchise, marketing, and innovation were central to us, ensuring the preservation of our entrepreneurship.”

Daniël van der Pluijm, partner at Nobel Capital Partners, adds, “De Comafin Groep has an impressive proposition due to its innovative marketing approach and active support for its franchisees. This positions its franchisees excellently to provide comprehensive support to consumers in their home furnishings. We look forward to supporting Comafin Groep and, together with Hugo and his team, further expanding the success of Comafin Groep.”

About Nobel Capital Partners

Nobel Capital Partners is a Dutch investment company active in the SME segment. Located in Amsterdam, Nobel responds to opportunities arising from changing consumer behaviour and technological developments.

Role of YES Corporate Finance

YES Corporate Finance advised and supported Comafin throughout the sales process. The services provided by YES CF include:

  • Drafting an information document
  • Coordinating the due diligence process
  • Structuring the deal
  • Negotiating the sale price and terms (including term sheet and purchase/sale agreement)

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Guido Emanuels

Guido Emanuels (1966) is managing partner at YES Corporate Finance. Guido has more than 25 years of experience in M&A and financial advice. He has a background of 27 years within PwC and has been an independent CF consultant since 2018. As a CF adviser, Guido has led or was closely involved in more than 50 national and international transactions. He has specific sector experience in agri-food, business services, construction & construction and startups, with a clear focus on family businesses and major shareholders (DGA’s).
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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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Hidde Schipper

Hidde Schipper (1996) started as a junior analyst at YES Corporate Finance in 2020 and is currently an analyst. He has a Bachelors degree in Economics & Business and a Masters in Quantitative Finance at the University of Amsterdam. Prior to his studies, Hidde followed an English language course in Cambridge for six months. During his studies, he gained international experience during an exchange program with McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.
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