EIFFEL has been sold to Gilde Equity Management
Lincoln International (“Lincoln”) is pleased to announce the successful sale of EIFFEL to Gilde Equity Management, an independent Dutch private equity firm. The selling shareholders include, among 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. 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 sector. 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 foster 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 International 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 U.K.’s leading provider of employer branding, resourcing and RPO and recruitment communication-acquisition agency) to TrueBlue.
Lincoln acted as exclusive financial advisor to EIFFEL and its (founding) shareholders. A broad market approach of international strategic and financial investors led to a condensed group of strongly motivated buyers fully valuing the company’s unique story.
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