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AKD advises shareholders AB OVO International with takeover by Nordian Capital Partners

July 2015

Ab Ovo is an international provider of enterprise software solutions serving the distinctive markets of transport and logistics and offers best-of-breed third party technology solutions for complex issues in the areas of planning, scheduling and optimization (Advanced Planning and Scheduling or 'APS') to, amongst others, rail cargo operators, shipping companies, and a variety of passenger transport companies and infra providers. Ab Ovo has a work force of over 100 employees in the Netherlands and Germany, Ab Ovo caters to blue chip clients across Europe, including the Benelux, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Croatia, United Kingdom.

Nordian Capital Partners (formerly Rabo Capital) is a Dutch private equity fund backed by its funders Rabobank, Commonwealth Investments, a multi-family office, and PGGM Asset Management, a Dutch asset manager that manages the pension fund for the healthcare sector, PFZW. Portfolio companies of Nordian include Chrysal (post-harvest cut-flower nutrition and preservatives), Kipp & Zonen (solar and atmospheric measuring instruments), Redwave (professionals for energy sector), Vandervalk+Degroot (drain and sewer cleaning), Unicorn Grain Specialities (treated grains), Coppens (fish feeds), Luzac (private education), Bangkok Ranch (Peking ducks), and Koop (water management).

The transaction and Ab Ovo's partnership with Nordian will provide access to additional capital and resources to support the next phase of the Company's growth. This includes the ramp up of APS capabilities, consolidate its uncontested leading position in RCS with new and existing customers, and establishing a footprint in high potential growth markets in new - logistics related - sectors.

Led by Nathalie van Woerkom and Selma Baouch, the AKD team that assisted with this transaction also included Angelique Martens and Rachida el Mokhtari of the notary department.

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