The BDO team in Aarau supported BRF Holding AG as lead advisor during the entire takeover process in connection with the sale of Repa AG and Fruchthof AG to Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) International B.V. Within the framework of this company takeover, BDO supported the whole sell-side process, managed the due diligence, conducted negotiations on the shareholder agreement and set up the tax ruling.
Repa AG and Fruchthof AG, both headquartered in Hendschiken, belong to BRF Holding AG. They have been active in the market for 35 years and offer complete coffee systems and fruit juice concentrates for an optimized customer solution. The team of around 25 people supplies customers throughout Switzerland. They offer them advisory, machines, coffee, fruit juice concentrates and service from one source. Many years of industry knowledge and expertise are the company's distinguishing feature.
The new parent company, JDE International B.V., has its head office in the Netherlands in Amsterdam. It is a worldwide leading manufacturer and supplier of coffee and tea products. With over 250 years of know-how and industry expertise, the company offers coffee and tea products for every taste in over 100 countries and is known for high quality.
«I would like to thank the BDO team for the high-quality and holistic support and the pleasant cooperation during the entire succession process. From the first contact until deal closing, BDO has always provided me with highly professional support. With the help of the BDO team, the challenges of this international transaction were mastered, and the deal completed to my full satisfaction.»
Reto Burri, Owner and CEO, BRF Holding AG
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