The shareholders of Vink Groep from Katwijk (Zuid-Holland) have sold their stake to FIELDS Group, an entrepreneurial investor focused on the development of high potential companies. In addition to capital, FIELDS Group will support Vink Group with experience and market knowledge. The combination of FIELDS Group’s experience with Vink Group’s existing foundation provides an excellent starting point for further growth.
Vink Group is a family business with 145 permanent employees and more than 200 external employees who together realise a turnover of 40 million euros. The company was founded in 1971 by Mr Ed Vink Sr and has grown over the years to become the market leader in the Netherlands in design, production, supply and installation of climate solutions for various end markets.
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As a result of the company’s solid growth, the shareholders have jointly requested Marktlink Mergers & Acquisitions to look for a strong financial partner who can guide and professionalise the company in the next growth phase.
Nico van Duijn of Vink Groep: “With the help of a team of passionate experts, we enabled this company to grow both in size and in services. This has resulted in a strong and dynamic company that serves as a foundation for further growth. With confidence we pass the baton to FIELDS Group”. Dealmaker Fredrik Jonker of Marktlink Mergers & Acquisitions: “Given the current size and market position of the company, the current shareholders have created a strong foundation to realise the next phase of growth. In doing so, the company is faced with a number of strategic choices that will determine its future direction of growth”.
As of 9 December, Dick Kremers (56) will take up the position of new CEO of the Vink Group. Dick has been working in engineering for more than 30 years and has had numerous high level positions both nationally and internationally in the field of technical installations, project organisations and production companies.
Dick Kremers: “Vink Groep has enormous potential to grow in turnover and performance in the current and future market for air and climate technology. The demand for an optimal indoor climate for both people and goods is becoming even more important and relevant. Project efficiency, innovation, sustainability and flexibility are the main drivers of this development”. Joris van Gils, partner at FIELDS Group, adds: “Vink Group has undergone strong development in recent years and there is a solid foundation on which we can build. The current economic climate as well as the strong focus on air quality offer opportunities for Vink Group to further strengthen and expand its position in the market in the coming period”.
In FIELDS Group, the Vink Group finds an entrepreneurial hands-on investor with offices in Amsterdam and Munich. Together with the company’s management, FIELDS supports the further development of its portfolio companies.
The subsidiary VHS Ventilation- and Hoogwerksystemen in Woerden is not part of the deal. The interest in this company held by Vink Groep B.V. was transferred to its co-shareholder, the Van der Voort family, in March.