The industry dynamics changes as well due to the increasing purchasing power of retail, the rise of digital natives and the shortage of horticultural workers while various technological developments create a competitive pressure to continuously innovate. A greenhouse is a complex system with different components, such as crop, climate and irrigation strategies.
Because an important part of the knowledge about digital technology is lacking within the agricultural sector, technology companies are trying to take a position. In addition, private equity companies see opportunities to realize an international growth strategy with Dutch companies as a platform for growth. These developments result in an increase in M&A transactions.
SaaS offerings create substantial advantages for customers compared to traditional software delivery driving the strong growth in global spending on SaaS applications.
Gartner expects SaaS to be 45% of total application software spending.
Kees van Biert:
'This is a wonderful transaction. Japanese company Denso has taken a minority interest in the Dutch family business Certhon. The high-tech greenhouse construction is now combined with ultramodern Japanese industrial robotics. This is a great opportunity to replace the scarce factor “labor” (we read in our newspapers the shortage of harvest employees) with robotics solutions.
It is fantastic that JBR has been able to contribute to this transaction during this difficult time.
'We are very proud of this transaction. The synergy between the techniques of Certhon and Denso fits well with our portfolio of transactions in the Food & Agri sector. Since we cannot travel through the Coronavirus, the transaction has been closed digitally.
It is very special and unique to complete this transaction in this way and indicates that corporate finance transactions can also be completed.'
Peru-based Tramarsa Flota has been fully acquired by PSA Marine, a global counterpart headquartered in Singapore.
The cross-border deal was advised on by Netherlands-based JBR and Peru-based Macroinvest, two corporate finance firms member of the Global M&A alliance.
Op zondagmiddag 12 januari genoten we met ruim 200 relaties van het 16e JBR Nieuwjaarsconcert in de Grote Kerk in Naarden. We organiseren het evenement samen met de Lionsclub Bussum-Godelinde. Het concert werd vertolkt door het Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra en de bijzondere cellosolist Benedict Kloeckner.
Ook dit jaar komt de opbrengst van het concert geheel ten goede aan twee goede doelen. JBR heeft het UAF als eigen sponsordoel gekozen, vanwege het ontplooien van hun talenten. Het internationale karakter van ons bureau vraagt om multicultureel denken en we stimuleren onze werknemers ook om te blijven leren. Vluchtelingen komen hier met veel kennis en ervaring. Ze verdienen het dat dit benut wordt en dat ze de beste kansen krijgen in ons land.
During the 15th New Years Concert with violist Ziyu He, the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra led by the always enthusiastic conductor Peter Santa and more than 200 invitees a remarkable amount is raised
Also this year the donations will be completely dedicated to UAF (to support the highly edicated refugees).
On May 30, the intended acquisition of Corendon by the Swedish owner of Sunweb Group was signed by both parties.
Onno Sloterdijk, associate at JBR Corporate Finance and Luuk Bruna, partner at Seasons Capital Partners, assisted Corendon during this transaction.
In February 2019 the Dutch maritime services provider Royal Boskalis has acquired a majority stake in UAE geotech company the Horizons Group, with strategy and corporate finance firm JBR among the advisors. The Horizon Group primarily operates in the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea with the provision of geophysical surveys and geotechnical services
The M&A firm's deal team, which has come to be a trusted advisor to Boskalis in recent times, consisted of Kees van Biert, Rick ter Maat, and Mirthe van Schrojenstein Lantman.
In the last couple of decades there has been a shift in shipbuilding activity from Europe to Asia, where Japan, Korea and China are the most important shipbuilding nations. In the last two decades China has become the world’s most important shipbuilder.
This is mainly caused by the building of container vessels and bulk carriers and also increasingly offshore vessels. Whereas European shipbuilding is increasingly focused on passenger ships and leisure yachts.
JBR is pleased to announce that the shares of Vekoma Rides have been sold to Sansei Technologies Inc.
JBR supported the shareholders throughout the entire process.
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.
On November 8th Donald Trump was elected as 45th president of the USA. In his "Make America Great Again"- campagn he emphasized the energy independence of the USA.
What does this mean for fossil and renewable offshore industry? Mirthe Lantman considers the factors that can affect this.
The new vision of care facility Careyn resulted in the search for a new owner for the Erasmusbrug Zorglijn, the alarm service center for personal alarm services and 24-hour availability services.
The acquisition by the Zorgcentrale.nl was successful and Consultancy.nl looks back on the project with JBR, the advisor of the transaction.
On March 8, 2016 Barth Orth and Ronald van Rijn of the Lionsclub Bussum Godelinde each handed over a check for 12,500 euros respectively to Philip Scheltens of the VUmc Alzheimer Center and Mariette Flipse of the Foundation for Refugee Students UAF.
We take pleasure to inform you that Onno Sloterdijk, previously Head of Private Equity at KPMG Corporate Finance has joined JBR, Strategy, Corporate Finance & Restructuring with effect from 1 February 2016.
Onno has over 23 years of experience in Mergers & Acquisitions, Management Buy-outs and sourcing and structuring growth capital, with a focus on mid-market transactions...
Now the Dutch and worldwide market for mergers and acquisitions is on a healthy level again, M&A firms are busier than ever to advise and help companies with transactions and financial advice. In the recent year more than 70 M&A advisors managed more than 170 deals. JBR was one of the top firms in merger and acquisitions.
In the first half year of 2015 JBR was involved in zeven transactions with a total deal value of €125 million. Consultancy.nl describes the most important testimonials and interviewed the deal makers.
50 consultancy firms may call themselves one of the top players in the field of business restructuring. Part of this elite group are the middle sized Dutch firms such as JBR.
Local energy production is neither the solution nor the problem to energy provision, but is a trend, like many others.