March 22, 2022
Translink Corporate Finance is pleased to announce that it acted as the buy-side advisor in Barentz International’s acquisition of speciality ingredients distributor Unipex. The transaction is subject to the completion of legal and specified closing conditions, including the receipt of European merger control clearances.
The deal will see Barentz International, a leading global life science ingredients distributor, strengthen its presence in Europe and North Africa. This further extends Barentz International’s European network of logistic centres and application laboratories.
Through Barentz International, Unipex will gain access to a global network of resources and experts, whose shared values and ambitions will ensure a prosperous and long-lasting future ahead.
“Unipex has a very strong position in the heart of the European life science ingredients market, with a focus on France. Its value proposition as a ‘smart distributor of specialties’, operating on the edge between welfare and performance, perfectly matches Barentz’s brand positioning; ‘Always creating better solutions’,” said Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz International.
“Patrice Barthelmes, CEO of Unipex, added, “We have placed the principles of sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and customer satisfaction at the heart of our growth strategy. Unipex and Barentz share the same core values and ambitions, and we are confident we will be able to continue our journey successfully together.”
As the buy-side advisor, Translink Corporate Finance is proud to have been able to help bring together these two complementary firms.
“It has been a privilege and a great pleasure to assist Barentz in this important step into the French market. A big thank you to all parties involved for the smooth co-operation,” said Partner at Translink Benelux B.V, Maarten de Boer.
“Congratulations to the Barentz and Unipex teams on a great move into the French market. Thank you to all parties involved in this transaction and a special thanks to our client Barentz for the trust granted to us during this process,” said Managing Partner at Translink Corporate Finance France, Marc Irisson.
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Financière Monceau CF is the partner firm of Translink Corporate Finance in France composed of seasoned finance professionals who have matured extensive experience in a variety of sectors and disciplines within some the most important players both nationally and internationally in industry, finance and management consulting.
Based in Amsterdam and Brussels, we act as exclusive partners of Translink in the Benelux. We are one of the leading M&A boutiques in the Benelux mid-market segment due to the extensive international reach of Translink. We offer companies, private owners and PE funds a wide range of corporate finance services, including advising on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions, equity and debt raisings, and valuations.