Sale majority stake STACH to Vermaat Group
September 3, 2019
Yuno Advisors advised the shareholders of STACH – an Amsterdam based deli store concept – with the sale of a majority stake to Vermaat Group, one of the largest catering organisations of the Netherlands.
STACH (www.stach-food.nl) opened its first location in 2011 in the Van Woustraat in Amsterdam, and has grown to 19 stores. STACH mainly operates corner stores on high-traffic locations, located in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Haarlem and Overveen, and employs approximately 250 people. STACH-food is a unique food store concept with a broad assortment of self-made ready meals, soups, salads, sandwiches, drinks and various chilled and dry groceries. An important share of its unique assortment is centered around organic, fresh and local supply, supplemented by distinguishing products from abroad. The innovative range of products are largely developed by STACH itself or in collaboration with partners, whereby STACH clearly distinguishes itself from the mainstream food retail. STACH’s products can also be found in shop-in-shops within hotels and several department stores offer a range of STACH products.
STACH’s founders have created a prominent concept and food brand within a timeframe of a few years. With the sale of a majority interest to Vermaat Group, the company is well positioned to make the next step in its development. Although STACH will remain an autonomous entity within Vermaat, the group offers the advantages of a professional back-end and service center as well as a strong platform for further growth. The new combination will focus on growth, both in the Netherlands and abroad, with planned new openings in a.o. the Groninger Forum and WTC Schiphol Airport. Openings in the German market and new STACH locations in corporate office environments such as the ABN Amro head-office in Amsterdam, are further pillars of growth, in which both companies will be able to reinforce each other.
Yuno Advisors advised the shareholders of STACH as exclusive financial advisor in the entire sale process. Our advisory consisted of general project coordination, realisation of a letter of intent, due diligence, structuring of the transaction and deal negotiations.