Goodwin advised Equistone Partners Europe ("Equistone") on the financing of the acquisition of a majority stake in BUKO Infrasupport and BUKO Waakt ("BUKO").
BUKO is one of the leading providers of outsourced traffic and safety management solutions in the Netherlands. Equistone plans to work with current shareholder Scheybeeck Participaties and the extended management team, which will reinvest in the company via a buy-in as part of the transaction. Equistone plans to focus primarily on further expanding BUKO’s market presence in the Netherlands as well as targeted expansion into neighboring countries.
Both parties have agreed not to disclose the financial terms of the transaction. The closing of the transaction is still subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities, but is expected to occur in Q1/2023.
Equistone is a leading mid-market private equity firm with a presence in the largest European economies. The firm deploys its capital primarily to support growing companies and operates across Benelux, France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. Equistone Partners Europe Fund VI is the most recently closed fund with total capital commitments of EUR 2.8BN.