Mergers & Acquisitions

Management buy-out of Laméris Ootech

By 4 June 2021August 13th, 2021No Comments

YES Corporate Finance advised Gerald Klein Woolthuis on the Management Buy-Out (MBO) of Laméris Ootech B.V. (hereafter “Laméris”). 

Producten - Oogheelkunde | Laméris


Laméris is a trading company specialized in ophthalmic practice equipment, apparatus and disposables for Operating Rooms, diagnostic instruments, and innovations. Laméris specializes in the supply of devices and systems for the following 3 categories: Diagnostics, Surgical and ENT (Ear-Nose-Throat). For more information, please visit:   

Laméris was a subsidiary of “Bestebreurtje Holding”, a parent company with various stakes in companies that are active in the field of optics and ophthalmology. With an MBO, the ambition to continue Laméris as an independent entity has been accomplished.  

Director Gerald Klein Woolthuis has been leading Laméris for 15 years to date and by completing the MBO, he increased his minority stake to a majority stake in the Company. At the same time, the management team obtained a minority stake in the Company.  

Gerald Klein Woolthuis on the collaboration with YES CF: 

“The MBO we accomplished was an intensive, yet exciting process for me. Having YES Corporate Finance by my side gave me a lot of comfort. They advised and supported me in a professional and pleasant manner. Together, we were able to complete this MBO in a fantastic way.”

Role YES CF: 

YES Corporate Finance advised Gerald Klein Woolthuis during the MBO of Laméris. The activities were carried out in two phases: 

Phase 1: Drafting, discussing, and signing LOI: 

  • Orientational financial MBO analysis 
  • Exploratory talks with banks 
  • Drafting, (pre)discussing and negotiating with seller and its advisors 

Phase 2: Activities focused on attracting acquisition financing: 

  • Executing a Financial Forecast (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow) 
  • Preparing the Financing Memorandum 
  • Conducting discussions with banks 
  • Evaluation of the offers and selecting a bank 
  • Providing support during the conversations held with MT members / potential investors as well as structuring the transaction with management 
  • Assist in drafting, reviewing and finalizing transaction documents (including a share purchase agreement, shareholders agreement, management agreement, amendment of articles of association, financing agreement, lease agreement and any other support agreements) 
  • Closing and completion of the Transaction at the notary 

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Get in touch with the deal team

Guido Emanuels

Guido Emanuels (1966) is 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 as analyst. 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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