The Sniffers acquired by Intero Integrity Services

The Sniffers acquired by Intero Integrity Services

On the 18th of December, the shareholders of The Sniffers, a leading global environmental consulting specialist in the energy sector, reached an agreement to sell 100% of the company to Intero, a private equity backed inspection and industrial services provider.

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We are delighted to announce that KPMG Deals (“KPMG”) acted as the exclusive financial adviser to the shareholders of The Sniffers (the “Company”) on the sale to Intero Integrity Services (“Intero”).

About the deal

The Sniffers, established in 1991 and headquartered in Balen (Belgium), offers emission reduction services, energy saving projects for steam and flare-losses as well as underground pipeline & cable network integrity services. The Sniffers’ 90 specialists bring high-end quality services to a variety of blue chip oil & gas producers globally. The Company was backed by Reggeborgh and AtlasInvest, two renowned family offices.

Intero Integrity Services is a global leading inspection and industrial services provider to the oil, gas refining and petrochemical industries. Formerly operating as A.Hak Industrial Services, the company has built an excellent track record in providing total inspection and industrial solutions with state-of-the-art technology and world-class employees. Operating globally, Intero Integrity Services uses an integrated approach to work with clients to optimize the use of their assets, from design through to end-of-life.

Quote from Bart Wauterickx, CEO of The Sniffers

“Intero Integrity Services provides The Sniffers with an extensive global network and access to numerous new customers. Our team is pleased to join forces with Intero Integrity Services and to continue growing together. Our emission reduction expertise and pipeline integrity services can now be provided to more customers around the world. The Sniffers will continue to assist clients to achieve their environmental and sustainability ambitions. This acquisition will accelerate our global growth opportunities.”

Role of KPMG

KPMG Deals has provided exclusive and full scope M&A advisory services as well as financial vendor due diligence support and tax vendor due diligence advice (KPMG Meijburg) to the shareholders of The Sniffers. KPMG has been involved throughout the entire process, advising the shareholders on the successful completion of the transaction with Intero.

Leading M&A Adviser

KPMG Deals consistently ranks as the number one M&A adviser globally. KPMG firms operate in 84 countries with over 8,200 Deals professionals who are able to meet the needs of clients across the globe. KPMG Deals completed almost 400 deals in 2019 reinforcing its number 1 global position.


M&A Team

Mark Zuidema
+31 20 656 8276  

Ouren Schipperus
+31 20 656 8639

Jorg Quapp
+31 20 656 8639

Transaction Services Team

Ewald van Hamersveld
+31 20 656 7287   

KPMG Meijburg Team

Jeroen van Gool
+31 88 909 1597  

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