On 17 November the shareholders of Mepal B.V. (Mepal) and 3i Group plc (3i) signed the investment documentation pursuant to which 3i will be investing in Mepal.
We assisted the shareholders of Mepal. With the investment by 3i, Mepal secures its continuing growth, both in its home market as well as in other markets. The transaction is subject to customary antitrust approvals.
"It truly was a great pleasure working with the shareholders of Mepal on this transaction. Mepal is a great company, making great products with consideration for people and the environment. The investment by 3i is an important step in Mepal's international growth strategy", says lead partner Edger Kleijer.
Mepal is the smart, handy and innovative brand for at home and on the go. The Mepal products can be recognised by their well-thought-through solutions, functional and timeless appearances and contemporary design. Mepal ensures that enjoying important moments in life becomes very easy. Almost all of its products are produced in the Netherlands. From their headquarters in Lochem they travel all over the world, with the Benelux and Germany as the key markets.
3i is a leading international investment manager focused on mid-market private equity and infrastructure. Its core investment markets are northern Europe and North America.
Our team consisted of: Edger Kleijer, Joost Kooren, Naomi Asscheman, Thiemo Kerklaan and Mariska Kamta (Corporate M&A); Edward Rijnhout and Thijs Poelert (Tax Advisory); Celine Houwen, Josephine de Graaf and Aira Scheijvens (notarial); Jasmijn van Koetsveld (Competition); Martijn Vreuls and Tamara Gang (Finance); Burcu Yapici and Arjan Koorevaar (Employment); Pieter de Jong (pensions); Marlous Schrijvers (IT); Madelon Blok (RE); Fleur Folmer and Liselotte Bekke (IE); Sasha van Gelder (insurance) and Mirjam von Meijenfeldt, Keri van Ettekoven and Esther Talal (administrative law).