Partners Group provides ESG-linked unitranche financing to back buy-out of Kusters Beheer

Partners Group, the global private markets firm, has provided a bilateral ESG-linked unitranche debt financing to Kusters Beheer, a Dutch manufacturer of precision components. 

The funds will be used to support Equistone’s acquisition of a majority stake in the Company, as well as facilitating investments into capacity expansion. 

Headquartered in Oss, Netherlands, Kusters Beheer produces fine mechanical components and modules, primarily for use in high-tech industries. Founded in 1973, the company has developed in-house technical capabilities including state-of-the-art machining, clean room assembly and specialist process knowledge, making it a partner of choice to its long-standing customer base. 

As a major producer of precision mechanical parts, Kusters Beheer is well placed to capitalise on the increasing demand for high-tech components. 

Partners Group made its investment in Kusters Beheer as part of its European senior direct lending strategy, which focuses on backing leading middle-market companies in resilient sectors. 

Other similar transactions closed by Partners Group in recent weeks include the provision of 50 per cent of a unitranche financing to support CapVest’s acquisition of Inspired Pet Nutrition, a leading UK pet food manufacturer; and the provision of an ESG-linked unitranche financing alongside a small club of institutional lenders to support EQT’s acquisition of ThinkProject, a construction software provider based in Germany.