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18 may 2022

Anders Invest signs 100% participation Royal Leerdam - Crisal

Anders Invest has signed an agreement to purchase a 100% participation in Royal Leerdam and its affiliated company Crisal – Cristalaria Automática S.A.  The companies manufacture table glass for the European market from the Netherlands and Portugal( under the Royal Leerdam and Crisal Glass brands, has a turnover of approximately € 120 million and employs more than 600 employees in the Netherlands and Portugal.

 

Glass has been produced in Leerdam since 1765. With the arrival of the glass factory in 1878, Royal Leerdam was founded.  With the Crisal factory in Portugal, founded in 1944, Royal Leerdam has grown into a strong player in the European market of table glass.  The company operates from the production site in Leerdam in the Netherlands and Marinha Grande in Portugal.  In addition, the distribution center is located in Gorinchem. Royal Leerdam and Crisal serve customers in retail, wholesale and hospitality throughout Europe, Australia, India, New Zealand and the Middle East.

 

Anders Invest has acquired its interest from Libbey Glass LLC.  Libbey has decided to divest its European activities in order to strategically prioritize and expand its business within its core markets, especially the Americas. The closing of this transaction is anticipated to occur at the end of this month. Following the close of the transaction, Libbey and Anders Invest will maintain an ongoing commercial relationship, including uninterrupted access to products and other support.

 

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Anders Invest acquires Van Meirvenne Anders Invest took over wire drawing company Van Meirvenne from Beveren (Belgium) this week. In 2022, the company achieved a turnover of approximately € 50 million and employs more than 20 employees. Since June 2022, Anders Invest has been a shareholder in wire drawing company Noord Nederlandse Draad Industrie from Dokkum. The family business was founded in 1955 and the third generation is now active with director and shareholder Nick van Meirvenne. Van Meirvenne uses its extensive and highly automated machine park to produce rods and coils of cold-drawn wire steel. The products are used in concrete reinforcement and customers are mainly concrete producers and construction companies in Belgium and the Netherlands. In June 2022, Anders Invest acquired the shares in wire drawing company North Dutch Wire Industry (NNDI) from Dokkum. NNDI and Van Meirvenne are now jointly part of Draad Industrie Holding B.V. and will collaborate intensively where appropriate. For example, NNDI and Van Meirvenne can use each other's production capacity and knowledge. The two companies offer a broad portfolio of wire products; from bare drawn wire to reinforcing steel. The shares in Van Meirvenne have been taken over from Nick van Meirvenne. Together with co-director Dieter Goeminne, he commits himself for the long term as a minority shareholder and together with the recently appointed director of NNDI, Ernst Dijkstra, they manage the combination of both companies.

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15 march 2023

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Willem Drissen Investment manager Good news! Willem Drissen, who has been working at Anders Invest for almost 5 years now, has received his well-deserved promotion to Investment Manager. Willem is an investment manager at Vormenfabriek (Tilburg) and Brabant Groep (Oosterhout). Congratulations and we hope to work with this topper for many years to come!

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09 march 2023


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