Opportunity Partners acquires Vaessen-Schoemaker

Squarefield acted as exclusive financial advisor to the majority shareholder of Vaessen-Schoemaker with the addition of a new shareholder

Our client VascoVest B.V. (“Vaessen-Schoemaker”), a leading Dutch developer and supplier of functional food solutions and concepts, has signed an agreement to sell a majority stake to Opportunity Partners B.V. (“Opportunity Partners”) and the management of the Company.

Vaessen-Schoemaker

Vaessen-Schoemaker, with production facilities in the Netherlands and Poland, is a supplier and developer of functional food ingredients and is fully focused on creating innovative food solutions to the international food industry. Through its value-adding concepts, the Vaessen-Schoemaker brings expertise in the field of binding & yield, filling, sauce & taste, alginate casing, dough and shelf-life to enhance the consumer’s food experience. Founded in 1946 as a family-owned business that started off by offering new innovative concepts and solutions for binding properties in meat, and over time has evolved into the trusted partner for international clients by focusing on NPD and customer-tailored solutions in a broad range of Vega(n), Bakery, Fish, Chicken and Meat products.

Opportunity Partners

Opportunity Partners is an investment company that partners with entrepreneurial founders & management teams with a focus to create long term value by further building and growing their businesses. The company is privately owned and is based out of the Netherlands with offices in Amsterdam and Cromvoirt.

Ad de Haas – Managing Director of Vaessen-Schoemaker: “Squarefield has been our trusted advisor since 2015 when the majority of shares was acquired from the founding Schoemaker family. Squarefield has done an excellent job in finding the best possible structure for the next stage in the life of Vaessen-Schoemaker which allows us to continue and support our innovative spirit and strong growth. In this new structure, I will remain on board as a minority shareholder and advisor to the Management Board, who has increased its stake in the company in this transaction. Together with Opportunity Partners, joining as a new majority shareholder, we consider this newly formed partnership as an excellent base to further execute our growth plans in the coming years.”

2020