20 / 09 / 2021
Egeria divests Dutch Bakery after a period of strong growth
Amsterdam, 20 September 2021 – Egeria and 3i Group plc (“3i”) have reached agreement on the sale of Dutch Bakery, a leading bakery group specialised in home bake-off bread and snack products. Closing is expected to take place in October, subject to approval of the antitrust authorities.
Raoul Vorage, CEO Dutch Bakery: “We are excited about this new chapter for Dutch Bakery and are looking forward to creating a leading European player in the bake-off market together with our new shareholder. The partnership with Egeria has helped us to grow Dutch Bakery further and to professionalize our way of working over the last years, which forms a strong basis for the future of our company. We are grateful to Egeria for their support.”
Sander van Keken, Director at Egeria: “Dutch Bakery has been part of Egeria since 2017 and we are proud to have supported the company in growing and solidifying their business. We believe that the company is in a good position for the future and are happy that we have found a strong new partner for the next growth phase of Dutch Bakery. It was our pleasure to team up with the management team of Dutch Bakery and would like to thank all employees for their continued dedication to the company.”
Bastiaan Peer, Director at 3i: “We are excited to back the Dutch Bakery management team. They have put the right foundations in place for continued future growth, both organically and through a targeted buy-and-build strategy. We look forward to working with them to realise this ambition.”
About Dutch Bakery
Dutch Bakery has a leading position in the Dutch market for bake-off bread and bread-based snacks. The company was founded in 1936 and operates bakeries in Alkmaar, Eindhoven, Rijen, Tilburg, Waalwijk and Budel. The company is specialised in consumer bake-off bread and annually bakes nearly a billion rolls, including mini-baguettes, Kaiser buns, croissants, baguettes, sausage rolls and pastry with sausage filling. The products of Dutch Bakery are sold to major food retailers, both in the Netherlands and abroad.
Established in 1997, Egeria is an independent Dutch investment company focused on mid-sized companies in the Netherlands and DACH region. Egeria invests in healthy businesses with an enterprise value of between EUR 50 million and EUR 350 million, and believes in building businesses jointly with entrepreneurial management teams (Boldly Building Together). Egeria Private Equity Funds has interests in 13 companies in the Netherlands and Germany, while Egeria Evergreen has investments in 7 companies. Egeria’s portfolio companies generate combined revenues of more than EUR 2 billion and employ circa 12,000 people. Other activities include Egeria Real Estate Investments, Egeria Real Estate Development and Egeria Listed Investments. In 2018 Egeria launched Egeria Do, a corporate giving program that supports projects in the world of art, culture and society, but also within Egeria’s portfolio companies.
3i is an international investment manager focused on mid-market Private Equity and Infrastructure. Its core investment markets are northern Europe and North America. For further information, please visit: www.3i.com