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KPMG advised NPM Capital on the sale of its portfolio company Abird to Boels

The sale of Abird to Boels


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We are delighted to announce that KPMG Deal Advisory acted as exclusive deal adviser to Driba Holding B.V. (“Abird”) and its majority shareholder, NPM Capital N.V. (“NPM Capital”), on the sale of 100% of the shares to Boels-Gosink B.V. (“Boels”).

About the deal

On 20 December 2017, NPM Capital completed the sale of Abird, an equipment rental provider specialised in industrial clients, to Boels, a European leader in equipment rental to the construction, SME and consumer markets.

Headquartered in Rotterdam, Abird has been providing industrial equipment – through rental and sales – to industrial clients for over 55 years. Abird provides its services in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium and employs more than 120 FTE. The company operates six locations in the Netherlands and one in Germany.

Boels is continuously growing its business and has become one of Europe’s largest providers of rental equipment. The acquisition of Abird complements to its existing business and provides a unique position in the industrial segment of the market. With Boels as a shareholder Abird can accelerate the growth of its business and expand its geographical footprint. Together, Boels and Abird will form a strong equipment rental combination with activities in all relevant sectors.

Role of KPMG

KPMG Deal Advisory has provided exclusive and full service M&A advisory services and financial vendor assist. KPMG Deal Advisory has been involved throughout the entire process, advising the shareholders of Abird and management in every step towards the successful signing and closing of the deal.

Leading M&A adviser

KPMG Deal Advisory consistently ranks as the number one M&A adviser, according to the Mergermarket transaction volume league tables. KPMG firms operate globally in 86 countries with over 10,000 Deal Advisory professionals who are able to meet the needs of clients across the globe. KPMG Deal Advisory completed 345 deals globally in 2016.


Danny Bosker
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