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Bekaert Textiles added to Haniel portfolio


Antitrust authorities approve acquisition of the world's leading mattress fabrics specialist.


Duisburg, 8 June 2015. Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH (Haniel) completed the acquisition of Bekaert Textiles Holding II B.V. (Bekaert Textiles) from Gamma Holding (owned by Gilde Buy Out Partners and Parcom Capital Management) on 8 June 2015. As the world’s leading company in its market, Bekaert Textiles generated sales in excess of EUR 200 million in 2014.

“With our positioning as a family-equity company, we have achieved success in the highly competitive market of corporate transactions,” explains Haniel CEO Stephan Gemkow. “Bekaert Textiles is an excellent fit for us with its business model and will enrich our portfolio.”

Bekaert Textiles is active worldwide with its sales and dedicated production sites. In addition to increasing populations, especially in emerging markets, the rising standard of living in these regions is a particularly important driver of growth. In developed regions, the company and its high-quality products benefit from increasing demand for comfort and growing environmental awareness. Bekaert Textiles is recognized as the quality, service and innovation leader in its industry and is headquartered in Waregem (Belgium).

Bekaert Textiles CEO Dirk Vandeplancke and his management team will pursue to lead the enterprise towards continued profitable growth.

Bekaert Textiles will be fully consolidated in Haniel’s 2015 semi-annual report. It was agreed not to disclose details of the takeover.