AEQUITA completed the acquisition of Glassolutions in the Netherlands, the Dutch glass transformation business from Saint-Gobain. With about 300 employees at 8 distribution sites and 4 production sites, the company generated revenues of around EUR 65 million in 2018.
Glassolutions Nederland is a market leader in the Dutch market. The company is specialized in the processing, transforming, and the distribution of different types of glass for the building industry. Processing includes cutting, washing, toughening and lacquering of sheet glass. It processes interior glass, insulating glass, mirrors, heated glass and façade glass, among others. Dr. Axel Geuer, Managing Partner of AEQUITA, comments: “Glassolutions Nederland has a strong market position and great know-how. There is a tremendous growth opportunity ahead of us. We will catch the potential and bring the company to the next level.”
Glassolutions Nederland will continue to promote the innovative glass products from Saint-Gobain Glass. Annie Coppens, General Director Benelux of Building Glass for Saint-Gobain Glass, comments: “We trust that with the support of AEQUITA, Glassolutions Nederland will be very successful in the Dutch market”.
Saint-Gobain generates EUR 41.8 billion in turnover (2018) with more than 180’000 employees in 68 countries globally.
AEQUITA is a Munich-based family office investing in special situations including corporate carve-outs, successions, and recovery situations across Europe. With a strong capital base, entrepreneurial expertise and a partnership approach, the team focuses on the acquisition and long-term value enhancement of companies that can benefit from an operational engagement. AEQUITA brings a fresh and sound view to all areas of the business, such as sales development, production optimization and efficiency measures, which can help management to drive sustainable growth. AEQUITA contributes not only the capital, but also the vision, inspiration and operational impetus needed to reach the next stage in the development of its companies and their success stories.