Back in 2012, Marcel Boekhoorn’s investment company, Ramphastos Investments, bought the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven.
This same group is now planning on taking over HEMA from Lion Capital. This well-known retail chain of stores has been on the market since last year. It has been reported that the British private equity firm will sell HEMA to Boekhoorn for an undisclosed amount of money.
In a press release on the High Tech Campus website, it is stated that “together with her its owner, HEMA can fully focus on online growth, international expansion, and improving profitability in the coming years. At the same time, new arrangements, including e-commerce, were made with … HEMA’s franchisees.”
This website quotes Tjegen Jegen, HEMA’s CEO as saying: “This is the best scenario for HEMA, our customers, employees and franchisees. Marcel Boekhoorn and his team have shown in recent years that they are involved, stimulate entrepreneurship, and have a strong investment vision.”
“I would also like to thank our franchisees for their efforts in coming to new future-proof agreements. This clears the way for our new owner and franchisees to work together on a stronger and more financially-sound HEMA”, he adds.
Source: High Tech Campus Eindhoven