In the summer of 2017 JBR became an "Accredited Consulting Practice" (ACP) and managing partner Ronald van Rijn joined the select group of Certified Management Consultants (CMC).
On the English website Consultancy.uk an extensive article was published concerning the first three Dutch CMC consultancies, including JBR, underlining the unique position of our firm.
By 2030, the world population is estimated to reach around 8.5 billion people and then grow to around 9.7 billion people by 2050. With this growth, demand for protein (vegetable, meat and fish) is also increasing significantly. Although about 70% of our earth is made up of water, the sea currently provides us with about 5% in our food supply.
According to Mirthe Lantman is a more intensive use of (offshore) acquaculture indispensable in order to meet the future need for food. These developments provide opportunities for suppliers in the maritime and offshore sectors.
JBR has taken the lead in setting up an international maritime and offshore forum on mergers and acquisitions and restructuring, the Global M&A Maritime and Offshore Forum.
This collaboration takes place within the international Global M&A network, of which JBR is the Dutch partner. Besides JBR seven other offices are part of this Forum.
On 2 June 2017, VMT Ecopack was sold to conTeyor, a participation of Down2Earth Capital.
JBR Corporate Finance acted as M&A advisor to VMT Ecopack.
President Donald Trump has the intention to support the US fossil energy sector by deregulation of environmental legislation.
However this will not have the desired result on the precarious situation of coal producers in the US, because the president neglects the main destabilizing factors, namely market forces, says Joris Govers.
On February 13th 2017 the nine shareholders of Ojah bv sold their shares to Korys Investments.
JBR was mandated to find a new shareholder for the next (scale up) phase in the lifecycle of Ojah.
On December 31st, 2016 Ton Löbker and Raymond Vos, founders of Compacon bv sold their shares in the company.
JBR Corporate Finance acted as M&A advisor to Compacon bv.
Investing in Iran has the interest of many companies, especially for companies in the energy sector. Now the ways to the country are open it is expected that investment in this sector will boost and that a lot of knowledge will be purchased abroad.. At JBR, we feel the urgency to explore the potential of this country.
Therefor JBR organized a Round Table about the opportunities in the energy sector in Iran: it turned out to be a perfect opportunity to discuss the possibilities with experts and to exchange opportunities with each other.
On 16 January 2017, H2 Equity Partners entered into a partnership with Derk te Bokkel and made a significant equity investment in TB&C Group.
JBR Corporate Finance acted as M&A advisor to TB&C Group.
On December 1, 2016 Boskalis sold its shares in Smit Amandla Marine to management and a local consortium led by RMB Ventures.
JBR Corporate Finance acted as M&A advisor to Royal Boskalis Westminster.