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Equistone acquires majority stake in BUKO

Funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe have acquired a majority stake in BUKO Infrasupport and BUKO Waakt (BUKO), providers of outsourced traffic and safety management solutions in the Netherlands. 

Funds advised by Equistone Partners Europe (Equistone) have acquired a majority stake in BUKO Infrasupport and BUKO Waakt (BUKO), providers of outsourced traffic and safety management solutions in the Netherlands. 

Equistone will partner with the current shareholder Scheybeeck Participaties, the family office of the Burger family, and the wider management team, which will reinvest in the company as part of the transaction. 

Equistone says it will focus primarily on further expanding BUKO’s market presence in the Netherlands as well as targeted expansion into neighbouring countries. 

The financial terms of the transaction, which remains subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities, have not been disclosed.

Founded in 1962 in the Netherlands, BUKO consists of three business units: BUKO Infrasupport, BUKO Transport and BUKO Waakt. BUKO Transport is not included in this transaction. 

Equistone was advised on the transaction by PwC (financial, tax, IT, debt advisory), DC Advisory (M&A), Roland Berger and Munich Strategy (Commercial), Vesper and Clifford Chance (Legal).
 
BUKO was advised on the transaction by Lincoln International (M&A), Deloitte (financial, tax advisory), Strategy& (Commercial) and De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek (Legal).
 
 

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