Gilde Acquires Shareholding in Europe’s Largest Temporary Fence Specialist ZND
Leading mid-market private equity house Gilde Buy Out Partners, based in the Benelux and DACH regions, has acquired a share in ZND Holding BV (ZND), Europe’s largest manufacturer of temporary fencing and pedestrian barriers. To support ZND’s next phase of growth, they have partnered with Gilde, a well-established financial investor with a strong track record in developing mid-market companies. ZND sees Gilde as a cornerstone investor that fully supports the growth strategy envisaged by current management. The team of Orange Corporate Finance advised the sellers in this transaction.
ZND Group, a global business specializing in temporary fencing, hoarding, pedestrian barriers and wire production, was established in 1965 in The Netherlands and now has operations in The Netherlands, UK, Germany, France and Poland supplying products to clients and distributors across the globe from warehouses around the world. ZND is market leader in several European countries.
Gilde Buy Out Partners
Gilde manages funds in excess of EUR 3 billion and has offices in Zurich, Frankfurt, Utrecht and Brussels. Since it was founded in 1982, Gilde has invested in over 250 companies across a diverse range of sectors. With EUR 1.1 billion, the current investment fund Gilde Buy Out Fund V is among the largest dedicated mid-market buy-out investment funds in Europe. Gilde controls majority shareholdings in, amongst others, companies such as Losberger, Amor, T-groep, Royal Reesink, Comcave, RIRI, Eismann, Royal Ten Cate, Teleplan and Enkco.