Advisor to buyer

Aalberts Investments and the current shareholders of the KMWE Group (KMWE) signed an agreement where Aalberts Investments acquires a 25% stake in KMWE. KMWE is herewith reinforcing its strategic and financial position in preparation for the strong growth forecasts for the coming years.

KMWE Group (KMWE Precision, KMWE International and DutchAero) is a supplier and partner for the High-Tech Equipment and Aerospace industry. KMWE is not only a supplier of high-quality, automated machined components and functionally tested mechatronic modules and systems but is also increasingly responsible for the development and engineering of these products. KMWE originated in the Brainport region which is characterized by its high mix, low volume, high complexity industry.

In the past few years KMWE experienced a significant growth in turnover of around EUR 20m in 2009 to EUR 86m in 2016. Based on current expectations the tempo in growth will persist in the coming years. In addition, KMWE will continue to keep a leading position in its market segment by expanding its activities and in developing both its employees as well to invest in state of the art technologies. A good example is the planned relocation of Dutch factories from several premises to one location, the Brainport Industries Campus (BIC) in the coming 1 to 2 years.

Edward Voncken, CEO of KMWE: “With Jan Aalberts, we not only have an investor on board and do we significantly increase our financial strength, but we will also reinforce our current team with his experience and network in our business.”

Jan Aalberts of Aalberts Investments: “I am not only an investor but also want to be actively involved in the companies in which we invest, preferably rapidly growing companies which have a leading position in their field. KMWE is a beautiful company which exactly meets these conditions.”

Hemingway Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to Aalberts Investments.