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AKD advises Krijger Holding in connection with the sale of Krijger Meelfabriek Renesse B.V.

July 2015


On 17 February 2015, the notarial deed by which the title to 100% of the shares in the capital of Krijger Meelfabriek Renesse B.V. was transferred to Veemaal B.V., a subsidiary of the Belgian company Dossche Mills N.V., has been executed, and Veemaal B.V. consequently acquired these shares from Krijger Holding B.V., the sole shareholder of Krijger Meelfabriek Renesse B.V. An AKD team led by Carlos Pita Cao assisted the seller.

Krijger Molenaars, the trade name of Krijger Meelfabriek Renesse B.V., is a flour factory located by the dunes of Renesse in Zeeland, in south-western part of the Netherlands. Krijger Molenaars has been a family-owned business for over 100 years and is noted for its quality and customer-satisfaction at competitive prices. Mr Henk Krijger, a third-generation "Krijger", says, "Krijger Molenaars has always distinguished itself for its quality and its pursuit of customer satisfaction. Every day our enthusiastic team strives to make the best products for our customers in the baking industry. We have no doubt that, as regards both product and service, the merger with Dossche Mills will provide our customers with the best guarantee for quality in the long term." With a team of about 30 employees, Krijger Molenaars generated a turnover of over EUR 18 million in 2014.

The takeover will consolidate Dossche Mills' position in the traditional segment of the Dutch milling industry in which it has operated for nearly 30 years. Dossche Mills is a major supplier of flour to traditional bakeries. Kristof Dossche, Dossche Mills' CEO, explains: "With a strong focus on consistent quality and personal service, Dossche Mills likes to establish long-term partnerships with its bakers. Dossche Mills is proud of the fact that it works with customers across generations. As Krijger Molenaars and Dossche Mills have a similar vision, the merger of the two groups is logical. Like the takeover of Van Geel Flour Mills last year, the takeover of Krijger Molenaars is in line with our company's ambition to consolidate our position in the Benelux market. Krijger Molenaars' customers will notice little change from the products and service they are accustomed to receiving from Krijger. Moreover, Krijger Molenaars' customers shall be able tobenefit from Dossche Mills' entire product range."

Dossche Mills produces flour and multigrain combinations for the bread and confectionery industry at three production sites. With 250 employees, Dossche Mills, which is part of the familyowned Dossche group, generated a turnover of over EUR 150 million in 2014, The AKD team was further comprised of Laura de Jong, Thomas  van Hövell and Floris van Westhrenen. The buyer was assisted by a team from DLA Piper Nederland N.V. led by Philip Jonker. Hendrik Bennebroek Gravenhorst of DLA, acted as civil-law notary in this transaction.

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