Scheybeeck has sold a majority stake in BUKO Traffic & Safety to Equistone
BUKO Traffic & Safety
BUKO Traffic & Safety is the largest traffic and safety management solution provider in the Netherlands, operating two complementary activities. Its largest business unit, BUKO Infrasupport, offers an end-to-end outsourced temporary traffic management solution including design and planning of the required traffic management measure, deployment and collection of required equipment and management on site. BUKO Waakt offers temporary remote security solutions including CCTV and thermal surveillance towers, burglar alarm systems and access control systems, connected to a remote-control room to act on anomalies.
Under Scheybeeck’s ownership, BUKO Traffic & Safety established a market-leading position in the Dutch temporary traffic and safety management industry. In anticipation of further growth, required professionalization of the organization and an ambition to internationalize the platform, the shareholders decided to attract a new international majority partner. Lincoln International ran a well prepared, high-pace process with strong competitive tension maintained throughout the very end, despite challenging financial markets. Equistone emerged as the preferred partner to Scheybeeck and management to support BUKO Traffic & Safety in its next growth phase.
Martijn Koops, Managing Director in Lincoln International’s Amsterdam office, commented, “We see strong investor demand for solution providers operating in the broader domain of the smart city, where a lot of exciting things are happening in the context of strong infrastructure investments and the energy transition. BUKO is a perfect example of such opportunity, displaying an impressive track record of double-digit growth and significant potential ahead. The sale of BUKO is a landmark transaction in the traffic management space, and further adds to our extensive smart city track record.”
Equistone is an independent investment firm, which operates across Benelux, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. The company is one of Europe’s leading investors in middle market buyouts with a strong and consistent track record spanning more than 30 years. Equistone has a strong focus on change-of-ownership deals and aims to invest €25-200 million of equity in businesses with enterprise values between €50-500 million. The company has a team of over 40 investment professionals operating across Europe, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams.
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