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Investment Firm Acquires Controlling Stake in Dutch Shrimp Processor

01 September 2016

NETHERLANDS - Leading Dutch shrimp processor Klaas Puul has entered into partnership with H2 Equity Partners. A move that will help the business grow and innovate.

Investment firm H2 Equity Partners and shrimp processor has acquired a controlling stake in Klaas Puul.

Maiko van der Meer has been appointed as general director. Under the leadership of Maiko van der Meer and Sander van den Berg as financial director, investments will be made into the growth of Klaas Puul, for instance by investing in international marketing & sales, product development and production technology.

Evert Mooijer, current owner of Klaas Puul, stated: “Klaas Puul has a lot of untapped potential, but there are no successors within the family to realise this potential. Together with H2 Equity Partners, we want to realise this potential, allowing us to be an even better partner to our customers, suppliers and employees.”

Maiko van der Meer, the new general director of Klaas Puul, commented: “I am looking forward to working at Klaas Puul with Sander van den Berg and the team and to further expand the company; for instance by offering distinctive sustainable products for retailers and consumers.”

Rutger Jan Vlek, Investment Director at H2 Equity Partners, added: “Klaas Puul has a strong market position and a lot of improvement and growth potential. Together with the Mooijer family, the management and all employees, we will realise this potential. Reinforcing and expanding a family business together with a founding family, by providing capital and active support by H2, is a characteristic investment for H2.”

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