Van Hessen acquires De Winter

Squarefield acted as exclusive financial advisor to Van Hessen Group on the acquisition of De Winter Natuurdarmen.

On 16 September 2016, Van Hessen Group and De Winter Natuurdarmen announced that they would bundle their strengths with De Winter Natuurdarmen becoming part of Van Hessen Group. Both companies have enjoyed a good working relationship for the last 25 years based on a mutual passion for high-quality natural casings.

Van Hessen Group

Founded in 1902, Van Hessen Group has evolved into one of the world’s leading companies for natural casings. Van Hessen Group has offices and production companies in 13 countries and is active in over 60 countries. The group is also active in the rendering of animal by-products, supplying high-quality raw materials to the pharmaceutical industry. Van Hessen Group employs more than 2,000 employees across the globe and generates sales in excess of €200m.

De Winter Natuurdarmen

De Winter Natuurdarmen is a leading Belgian producer and processor of natural casings and animal by-products. This family company was founded in 1957 by the parents of the current managers André and Walter De Winter, and it is located in Lokeren, in Belgium. It employs 150 employees locally and abroad.

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