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EIFFEL has been sold to Gilde Equity Management

by / Thursday, 02 August 2018 / Published in Press Release

Lincoln International represents EIFFEL and its founding shareholders on the sale of EIFFEL to Gilde Equity Management

Lincoln International ("Lincoln") is pleased to announce the successful sale of EIFFEL ("the Company") to Gilde Equity Management, an independent Dutch private equity firm. The selling shareholders include, amongst others, the two founding shareholders Mr. van Dommelen and Mr. Kurvers.

Founded in 1992, EIFFEL is the Netherlands’ leading provider of integrated consulting & project delivery, outsourcing and interim professional services. Key areas of expertise are legal, finance, process and increasingly data analytics. The Company's focus is on delivering replicable and value-added service concepts, often with a multi-disciplinary approach and guaranteed results. EIFFEL's 600 experts work for clients in both the private and public sectors. Typical examples of the Company’s service concepts include finance transformations, lean implementation, legal outsourcing and privacy. EIFFEL closely involves former top athletes in its business to inspire its professionals and clients, and fosters a culture with a ‘top sport mentality’.

With the participation of Gilde Equity Management, EIFFEL seeks to strengthen and accelerate its growth ambitions. Monique Noomen-Greve, Managing Director of EIFFEL, said, "It was a strong desire to find a new partner who could retain and cultivate our unique identity, while facilitating and even accelerating growth. Gilde has a successful track record as an investor and fully endorses our long-term vision and strategy."

Ferdi van Dommelen, one of the founding shareholders of EIFFEL, said, “Lincoln did an outstanding job to guide us through this intense and exciting process every step of the way. The team provided us with options, allowing us to choose the best possible partner at optimal terms to support the Company’s next growth phase, whilst safeguarding EIFFEL’s unique culture.”

The sale of EIFFEL underlines Lincoln's track record in selling leading human capital businesses, marking our 10th human capital transaction in the past 36 months. Our track record includes the (pending) sale of Myler (Dutch tech-enabled IT search and managed service provider) to HFSG, the sale of Time Partner (German provider of temporary employment for the engineering market) to House of HR and tmp.worldwide (the UK’s leading provider of employer branding, resourcing & RPO and recruitment communication-acquisition agency) to TrueBlue.

Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to EIFFEL and its (founding) shareholders. A broad market approach of (inter)national strategic and financial investors led to a condensed group of strongly motivated buyers fully valuing the Company’s unique story.


About Lincoln International

Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and joint ventures and partnering advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With twenty offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. By being focused and independent, Lincoln International serves its clients without conflicts of interest.

More information about Lincoln International can be obtained at www.lincolninternational.com.
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