Argos Wityu becomes the majority shareholder of Future Groep

!#!12/22/2017 – Press Release!#!

Brussels and Utrecht, December 22nd, 2017 – In the framework of a MBI transaction, Argos Wityu becomes the new majority shareholder of Future Group, with its four stand-alone business units Talenter, PLANgroep, Human Capital Group and Future Communication. Future Groep is a Dutch service provider headquartered in Utrecht that provides Business Process Outsourcing and detachment services to public clients in the social domain and HR consulting and communication services to public and private clients.

The group exists in its current configuration since 2016 when it was carved out from the Conclusion group. Today Future Groep employs around 800 people and generates around €60m in revenues.

In the framework of the acquisition by Argos Wityu, Jeroen Ekkel joins the group as the new CEO. Before, Ekkel (43) was COO of Atlas Professionals and has built up a solid experience relevant to Future Groep’s activities.

Gilles Mougenot, partner of Argos Wityu, is very pleased to be able to support the further development and transformation of Future Groep. Mougenot: “Future Groep is the first investment in The Netherlands for Argos Wityu and we are happy to take this step together with Roelof Bijlsma, Jeroen Ekkel and a strong management team. Future Groep is a company whose success is based on an inclusive and innovative company culture. These elements in combination with the experience of the people on board convinced us of the potential that we can realize all together.”

Future Group Founder Roelof Bijlsma remains involved with the company as a shareholder and non-executive Board Member. Bijlsma: “After we decided to carve-out Future Groep from Conclusion in March last year, our organization has grown substantially and has developed very well. Today we are a financially strong, healthy and solid company with significant growth potential. For our next phase, Argos Wityu is, in our opinion, the best imaginable partner and shareholder. We are therefore pleased with the confidence and trust that Argos Wityu has in our organization and its ambitions to realize, together with management and employees, our elaborate strategy of the individual subsidiaries and, hence, of the group as a whole.”

Parties involved in the transactions

1/ Acquirer :

Deal Team Argos Wityu : Gilles Mougenot, Maarten Meijssen, Richard Reis et Arne Louwagie.
Advisors : Houthoff, Sincerius, Nielen Schuman, Pwc, KC Legal, Aon, Ebbinge.

2/ Sellers :

Gilde Equity Management and the founders
Advisors : MBCF, Simmons & Simmons, Deloitte, JSA Tax Consultancy.
Legal advisors banks : Stek.

3/ The transactions is financed by Rabobank


About Future Groep

Future Group is an organization headquartered in Utrecht with 800 employees closely cooperating, generating around €60m in sales. Through its four stand-alone business units Future Groep provides a wide range of services in the field of debt management and financial file processing, all-round HR and communications advice, back and mid office services and strategic and operational services within the public sector and the social domain.

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