Squla wins Deal of the Year at the 2019 ACG Holland Growth Awards

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Last night ACG Holland, the Dutch arm of the global organization focused on driving middle-market growth, held its fourth annual Growth Awards Ceremony at Strand Zuid in Amsterdam. 

The Growth Awards, which were presented by Joof Verhees, former Managing Board member of Dutch Investment Bank Kempen & Co, recognise the achievements and contribution of member companies and individuals who havedemonstrated leadership in their field.

The winners of the awards are:

  • Best PE Exit Award:recognises the PE firm who has achieved the best exit on an M&A transaction in the Netherlands. 

    Bolster Investment Partners for the sale of Medsen & Ceban
    Sponsored by TIC Advisory.

     
  • Best Advisor Award:recognises the adviser who has achieved significant success on M&A transactions in the Netherlands. 
    Liesbeth de Boorder – De Breij
    Sponsored by Bolster Investment Partners.
     
  • Innovation Award:recognises the company showing exceptional creativity and talent while having a significant positive impact on their region, community or a sustainable development goal. 
    Fairphone
    Sponsored by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.
     
  • Deal of the Year Award: recognises the most impressive corporate middle market deal in the Netherlands. 
    Levine Leichtman Capital Partners investment in Squla
    Sponsored by Orange Clover.

 

ACG Holland President: Boudewijn Niels; "This was our fourth ACG Holland Growth Awards and the first in which the winners have been decided in a live vote; a fun new twist to the format which everyone enjoyed. 

Temperatures of 35 degrees added another new dimension to the hot event and I am sure that for many of our 150 guests it was the first time they had attended an awards evening in shorts!

“I would like to congratulate the 2019 winners. They are excellent examples of business excellence, innovation and growth!" 

 

Nominations for the awards were submitted by the ACG Holland members and a short list was selected by a panel represented by the event organisers and the event sponsors; Bolster Investment PartnersLevine Leichtman Capital PartnersOrange Cloverand TIC Advisory.

 

Pictured left to right: 

Serge Bueters – CEO, Squla

Wouter Snoeijers – Managing Director, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners

Pien van Veersen – Orange Clover

Joof Verhees – former Managing Board Member, Kempen & Co