JET Group to be Acquired by Egeria

Friday, March 28, 2014

William Blair & Company acted as exclusive financial advisor to JET Group Holding B.V., a portfolio company of H2 Equity Partners, in connection with its sale to Egeria for an undisclosed amount. Due to pending regulatory approvals, the transaction is expected to complete in Q2 2014.

Transaction Highlights

  • Execution excellence: William Blair's ability to orchestrate an efficient and competitive process was critical in securing the mandate and ensuring that H2 was able to maintain confidentiality while maximizing price and outcome certainty.
  • Geographic and industry focus: JET Group is the third asset William Blair has sold for a Dutch private equity owner in the past six months, showcasing William Blair's significant momentum in the Benelux region. Similarly, as William Blair's 66th industrial M&A transaction since 2009, the sale of JET Group demonstrates the ongoing success of the firm's industrial banking franchise.
  • Trusted guidance: William Blair's senior deal team was integrally involved in each step of the transaction process and facilitated an exceptional outcome for H2 Equity Partners and JET Group.

About the Companies

JET Group, located in Hüllhorst, Germany, is a premium provider of high quality rooflight and ventilation and fire safety solutions across a scalable pan-European model. The company's product set addresses the industrial, commercial / public, and residential end-markets, and is well-aligned with key themes in the construction industry, such as energy and sustainability, comfort and safety, and smart building technologies.

H2 Equity Partners is an independent private equity firm founded in 1991, active in Benelux, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. H2 has built an exceptional record of acquiring and growing fundamentally attractive businesses that have a combination of operational, financial, or strategic improvement opportunities at the time of investment. Funds under management amount to ca. € 500 million.

Egeria is a fully independent Dutch private equity firm, targeting controlling stakes in mid-market companies in the Netherlands or in companies having a Dutch link. Egeria focuses on companies with an enterprise value between € 50 and € 250 million. Funds under management amount to ca. € 1.7 billion.

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