Sun European Partners affiliate has acquired Sports & Leisure Group
Headquartered in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, SLG is the leading European, artificial-grass systems provider for sports, leisure and landscaping. With four state-of-the-art production sites across three continents, SLG has a cross-continental reach, serving around 90 countries. SLG owns, amongst others, two globally renowned sports brands, Domo Sports Grass and Limonta Sport, which benefit from the highest accreditations across a broad range of sports organizations, including FIFA (football), FIH (hockey), ITF (tennis) and IRB (rugby).
Sun European Partners is the European adviser to U.S.-based Sun Capital Partners Inc., a global private equity firm with $7 billion of assets under management, focused on partnering with outstanding management teams to accelerate value creation.
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and debt advisor to Sun European Partners.
Siebrecht Declerck, Director at Lincoln International, commented, “We are delighted to have advised Sun European Partners on this deal. Originally founded in Belgium, Sports & Leisure Group has become a global leader in a rapidly growing market with an outstanding management team.”
This transaction further highlights Lincoln International’s momentum in Belgium, having advised on more than 20 cross-border M&A transactions (total deal value of approximately €3.5 billion) involving Belgian companies since opening the firm’s Belgian office in 2019.
Thanks to the entire Lincoln International team for their value-added advice, leveraging their sector knowledge, connectivity and market insights which helped us secure this deal and the financing.
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