KeBeK Private Equity and BNP Paribas Acquire a Majority Interest in Sign & Face

KeBeK, together with BNP Paribas Fortis Private Equity and the management, is taking over 100% of the shares in Sign & Facade from the current shareholders E-Capital, LFPE and several smaller minority shareholders.

Sign & Facade is the fifth investment by KeBeK II, which had participated earlier in the auto supermarket chain Cardoen, Mifratel/PCS (a group of contact centres), Metaalconstructie Vanderscheuren and Tailormade Logistics.

Sign & Facade from Diest is Belgium’s market leader in illuminated advertising and facade cladding. From 4 business locations in Belgium, the company has realised a wide range of recognisable concepts for a broad and loyal customer database in various sectors in Belgium and France. In 2016, the business achieved sales of more than € 19 million and an operating profit of more than € 3 million.

“Sign & Facade holds a strong position in a fragmented market. We are impressed with the professionalisation and the growth that the company has realised in recent years under the leadership of the current team. We are looking forward to expanding the company both nationally and internationally,” says Gert Van Huffel, managing partner of KeBeK.

In the current retail and distribution landscape, there is a clear trend toward more distinctive and recognisable retail concepts. In an integrated omnichannel story, ‘experience’ in the physical shop is becoming more and more important. As a Belgian market leader, we wish to continue to hold a leading role and to help our customers obtain a better position in the market. In addition, we wish to grow internationally in the market of architectural facade cladding, in which we are the privileged partner of acclaimed architects and contractors. We are convinced that the background and expertise of KeBeK will assist in our continued growth, both organically and with targeted acquisitions,” states Didier Vael, CEO of Sign & Facade.

About Sign & Face: 

Sign & Facade from Diest is Belgium’s market leader in illuminated advertising and facade cladding. From 4 business locations in Belgium, the company has realised a wide range of recognisable concepts for a broad and loyal customer database in various sectors in Belgium and France. In 2016, the business achieved sales of more than € 19 million and an operating profit of more than € 3 million.

Source: KeBeK Private Equity press release

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